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Making Waves in Second Grade: A Tale of Two Tattlers

B's kindergarten teacher did this on MLK Day for the kids. When B came home from school and told me about it her exact words were, "Yep, brown skin people and white skin people are the same. We're all disgusting on the inside."

this lesson plan is SERIOUSLY AMAZING. what a great way to get kids beyond the "drama." | YourKids Teacher: Erasing Meanness

Great video lesson to teach children the difference between tattling and reporting. Free resource!

Great beginning of the year book! Always loved doing this one with my fifth graders... might work in first grade too

Classroom Norms rather than rules. Freebie printable :)

FAIR ISN'T THE SAME FOR ALL. *The Bandaid Lesson - great!** Lesson to explain differentiation to students...no more "that isn't fair" after this demonstration! Good first day of school lesson, love!

Teach children strategies for self-control and you’ll be amazed with how quickly they learn to manage intense emotions. Ages 4-12.

A good book about listening and waiting your turn to speak.

Elementary School Counselor's Blog: Tons of Books to use in class!

This works for almost any grades! Great idea to teach social responsibility! Give kids a "Secret Service" mission. Tell them for 1 week, they have to do something for someone else without "blowing their cover." A fun, interactive way to get kids serving others.

to teach children about germs spreading!! put glitter in your hand sanitizer, rub it all over oyur hands the shake hands with child, the glitter spreads from hand to hand. it'll only take a moment before he notices the glitter - then discuss the transfer of germs and that germs are unseen. Go wash your hands, notice that some glitter remains - to get rid of the germs have a discussion about proper hand washing (use soap, wash long enough...)

The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes. great for teaching that mistakes are ok...and how to learn from mistakes. So great for setting up a positive learning environment. Good for beginning of year