Learning Activities -- Individual Practice
Provide students with a large red square of construction paper and a large green one. Students should glue their squares onto a larger piece of manila or construction paper and fold the paper like a book, with the colored squares inside.
On the red square, ask students to record the examples of bad manners they remember from the book. Make the book available, in case someone needs to refresh his or her memory. On the green square, ask students to record the examples of good behavior from the book.
On the back of the manila paper, assist students in writing compare/contrast sentences or paragraphs in which they use the information they wrote on the squares. For students without significant experience, provide a stem for them to use in writing. For example, you might have them write, “The Berenstain Bears showed bad manners when they _____, but they showed good manners when they _____."
On the front of their “books," students may create cover art to explain what the book is about.
With this lesson you can assist your students with developing a personal plan for treating others well, which may just follow Mom’s lead in making the classroom a more pleasant place for everyone.