Subject: SEL (Social-Emotional Learning)

Lesson Length: 20 - 30 mins

Topic: Kindness

Grade Level: 4, 5, 6

Objective: Explanation

Standards:

RELATIONSHIP SKILLS: The abilities to establish and maintain healthy and supportive relationships and to effectively navigate settings with diverse individuals and groups.

Brief Description: Students will practice kindness while completing a Kindness Comic Bingo Card.

Know Before You Start: Have copies of the Kindness Checklist Comic (see comic) printed for students to use throughout the week.

Comic 1

Kindness Checklist - Exemplar comic, panel 1 Kindness Checklist - Exemplar comic, panel 2 Kindness Checklist - Exemplar comic, panel 3 Kindness Checklist - Exemplar comic, panel 4 Kindness Checklist - Exemplar comic, panel 5 Kindness Checklist - Exemplar comic, panel 6

Comic 2

Kindness Checklist - Exemplar comic #2, panel 1 Kindness Checklist - Exemplar comic #2, panel 2 Kindness Checklist - Exemplar comic #2, panel 3 Kindness Checklist - Exemplar comic #2, panel 4 Kindness Checklist - Exemplar comic #2, panel 5 Kindness Checklist - Exemplar comic #2, panel 6

Hook:

  • Discuss kindness. What does it physically feel like when someone is kind to you? What does it feel like to do kind things for others? 

  • Explain: This week we will be “Kindness Kids” by performing acts of kindness using our Kindness Checklist!

Activity:

  • Read and discuss the sample “Kindness Checklist Comic”. 

  • Give students their own copy of the comic to use throughout the week. Challenge them to complete as many kindness activities on the paper as possible before the end of the week. 

  • Advanced Option: Have students create personalized comic Kindness Checklists using their own Pixton Avatar and specific kindness options of their own.

Closure:

  • At the end of each day, ask students to share which acts of kindness shown in the comic they accomplished. Discuss how it felt to accomplish these tasks. 

  • At the end of the week, students can journal their kindness experiences. Pixton is a great way to journal these experiences visually.

Differentiation: Provide sentence frames for whole group conversation.

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