Culture Connection

Life Principle: FRIENDSHIP
– Caring for and trusting others

Quote:I will speak ill of no man and speak the good I know of everybody.
- Benjamin Franklin

Teacher: “I will speak….”
Students: “ ill of no man.”

Sign Language

Hand Sign for Expectation #1

Sign language for Friend:
Using your index fingers,
first hook right over left
and then left over right.



I Like Myself! Chant

"Count Me In"** 2:19 min. Lyrics

"What A Miracle"** 2:41 min. Lyrics

"Because I'm Happy"** 3:52 min. Lyrics


"Ugly Duckling"** Walt Disney, 8:39 min.

"Friendship"** 30 sec.



Fable: "The Lion and the Mouse"
-Aesop Fable video 2:07 min. Fable

"Tacky the Penguin" 4:02 min.
by Helen Lester

"Stand Tall, Mary Lou Melon" 5:49 min.
by Susan Kinney

“Just Me” by Margaret Hillert G.E. Manual, p. 17

“Be A Friend”, -Edgar Guest

“New Friends and Old Friends”
- Joseph Parry, The Book of Virtues by William Bennett, p. 330


LEXICON: Complete at least three.

1. Write the word.
2. What do you notice about the word.
     a. # of letters
     b. # of consonants, vowels
3. Create a math problem with the #’s.
4. Count the number of syllables
5. Define the word.
6. Draw a picture representing the

Word Wall Vocabulary: unique, individual

Note: Reference Lexicon Resource

Vocabulary (P 8,11)

The Vocabulary Rap
Find your word and step it out.
Color code what it’s all about.
Blend it, say it, make it complete
Repeat it together, don’t skip a beat.
What’s our word?
Say it again.
Now let’s clap it.
Now let’s stomp it.
Now let’s whisper it.
Now let’s spell it.


Introductory Activity

Create a ‘ME’ Bag about yourself containing items that you can use to tell your students about your life. i.e. pictures of your family, a pet, a favorite book, an item representing a hobby, etc.

Spend time going through the items in the bag and give the children an assignment for bringing their own ‘ME’ bag with at least 3-4 items.

Give them the bag you wish them to fill and allow them decorate it showing how they are special.

Cooperative Learning

Stand Up: (P 3,5,6)

  1. Create a list of characteristics
    that give students the opportunity
    to show how they are alike and
    different: i.e.
    Number of members in family,
    have 1,2,3, pets, birth month,
    ride bus/walk to school, etc.
  2. Direct students to stand up if the
    statement is true for themselves.
  3. Extensions:
    Do brief pair share on what was
    observed during the ‘Stand Up’

Create bar graph for one of the

Writing Activity

  1. Put students in pairs.
  2. Direct students to take turns telling something they like about the other.
  3. Students are to write or draw pictures of things they like about themselves.
    on a sheet titled, “I Like Myself” with the words, “ I like my………”.

Brain Break


Some of the online videos have brief advertisements attached at the beginning that may be inappropriate for viewing by students and need to be cued before showing.