Expectation Five – Elementary

Culture Connection

Life Principle: SERVICE
- giving of one’s time and energies to help others

Quote: "I am only one. I cannot do everything, but I can still do something." - Edward Everett Hale

Teacher: "Can we do it?"
Students: "Yes, we can!"

Sign Language

Hand Sign for Expectation #5
Use sign for Help:
Place the left hand in fist position
midline of your body and bringing the open right hand palm up underneath it.



"Lean on Me" song video 2:56 min.

"The School Song"** By Glenn Colton 4:40 min.

"Random Act of Kindness"** 3:27 min.


"The Race"** 1 min.

"The Pinata"** , 30 sec.


"The Star Money" , Brothers Grimm Fable

"The Giving Tree" , Shel Silverstein Original movie** 9:43 min

"The Lady in the Box" by Ann McGovern "The Lady in the Box"** 7:01 min

"Random Acts of Kindness" , Conari Press

Short Stories:
“Tashira’s Turn”, Children’s Book of Virtues, William Bennett p.105-109

“Helping” by Shel SilversteinWhere The Sidewalk Ends


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: assistance

Vocabulary (P 8,11)

‘Jivin’ Words
Using identified words engage the students in doing the:

Hand Jive

  •  Pair children up.
  •  Children clap hands together for consonants and lap clap for vowels.

Put hands in the air at the end as you say the word.


Introductory Activity

As a class Identify different areas within the school - i.e. gym, cafeteria, etc. and/or community. Brainstorm ways to be of service together or use the Cooperative Learning Structure, Round Table Writing,and assign groups an area to generate ideas to help.
If using groups have reporters from each present their poster ideas.
Allow two minutes or less for presentations.

Extension: Have students select one or more idea and create an implementation plan.

Cooperative Learning

Round Table Writing (P 3,5,6)

Materials: Chart paper, markers for each group.
Directions: Divide students into groups of 3-5. Have each group select a reporter. Pre-write or have students write the selected topic for brainstorming in the center of chart paper. On your signal students begin
writing and illustrating their ideas. After a designated time, the reporter presents the group poster ideas to the class.
Option: Have groups rotate between the posters to generate more ideas.

Writing Activity

Have students illustrate and journal ways they may be of service in their school.

Brain Break

 Brain Break"The Cha Cha Slide"** 4:31 min.                          Celebration


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.