Monday, August 1, 2016

Lesson on Loyalty

Another character education lesson I have done addresses the topic of loyalty. I must give credit to Marissa Rex and her incredible blog for helping me get started on bibliotherapy resources for this topic!

loyalty-being a good friend ALL of the time, not just SOME of the time 

For this lesson, I used the book Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper. The reason I chose this book was two-fold. 1. I was teaching this lesson throughout October/November, so it tied in great with a lot of the "pumpkin/fall" themes being done in the younger grades. 2. It is a fun tale of 3 friends who argue over the pumpkin soup cooking responsibilities. When Duck leaves their home in frustration, Cat and Squirrel quickly realize how much Duck meant to the success of their pumpkin soup-and their friendship! Following the story, I spend time processing with students about other ways that we can be loyal. Loyal students, family members, citizens, etc.

As I mention in previous posts, I always like to have something to catch students' attention when I come in for classroom lessons. For this lesson, I snagged a plastic cauldron at Walmart (Halloween/Seasonal section) for around five dollars. I had students place their completed Exit Tickets into the cauldron when they were finished.

I would love for you to share other ways that you teach the topic of loyalty! Have a great week! :)

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