How Do I Act Like a Friend?

Familiar puppets set the stage for a thoughtful discussion about friendship. To show what they know, scholars role-play scenarios. Peers offer a thumbs up when they view positive character traits exhibit good friend behavior.  

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Invite pupils to draw a picture of one of the scenarios they discussed
  • Challenge learners to keep their eye out for acts of friendship, direct them to continue giving thumbs ups to further encourage positive behavior
  • Sing the Friendship song during brain breaks to refresh minds and bodies, as well as remind participants to be good friends
Classroom Considerations
  • Second of four lessons in a series that examines friendship
  • Use the same puppets from lesson one
Pros
  • The song is sung to the catchy tune, "If You're Happy and You Know It"
  • Strips provide space to write your scenarios
Cons
  • None
Common Core