Subject: SEL (Social-Emotional Learning)

Lesson Length: 30 - 40 mins

Topic: Learning To Be Proud

Grade Level: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Standards / Framework:

Brief Description: Students will celebrate accomplishments they’ve achieved in the last year.

Know Before You Start: Understanding the definition of being proud and the benefits of honoring personal success for our self esteem will be helpful. It would also be helpful if students came prepared with a list of things they are proud they’ve accomplished.

Hook:

  • Read the sample comic as a class.

  • Discuss what being proud means.

    • What is something you’ve accomplished in the last week that you are proud of? In the last month? Year?

    • Why are you proud? 

  • Model that accomplishments don’t need to be big things like awards, winning a game, or being acknowledged for their act, it can be anything!  

  • Explain that reflecting on our own accomplishments; big and small, allows us to see how much we are changing and even allows us to set goals for the future. Explain that feeling pride in our bodies helps build our confidence.

Activity:

  • Using the sample comic as a guide, have students create a six-panel comic describing accomplishments they are proud of. 

  • The last panel should include a goal they’d like to accomplish in the upcoming year.

Closure: Create a celebration space in your classroom that will display the comics showing students' accomplishments.

Differentiation:

  • Use Think-Pair-Share strategy.

  • Provide visual examples of accomplishments.

  • Allow students to use the speech-to-text feature.

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