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    I cringe at parent teacher conference when a parent comes in and tells me their student loves to go home and play school. They are "Mrs. _____". The first time it happened I wondered what kind of example I was in the classroom and have tried to watch myself because I realized how big an impact I had on my students and their family.
    DeAnn I totally agree with you. When I hear that comment I get an automatic replay of what has occurred in our classroom over the last couple of days. Also when kinders have free choice and play school in the classroom, you get a little glimpse of your teaching style - or at least the part that is making an impact!
    Jun 21, 2011
    When my oldest son was in 1st grade his teachers set up a "Kindness Jar". I followed suit as the students loved it. I decorated a jar with the words Kindness Jar on it and lots of nice stickers. I then put sticky notes and pens or pencils next to it. The students may go to the jar during the day (not during a lesson time) to write a note. They do n...See More
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    Jace's Mom On 6/21/11, parents talk wrote: > When my oldest son was in 1st grade his teachers set up a > "Kindness Jar". I followed suit as the students loved it. I > decorated a jar with the words Kindness Jar on it and lots > of nice stickers. I then put sticky notes and pens or > pencils next to it. The students may go to the jar during >...See More
    Jun 21, 2011
    parents talk On 6/21/11, Jace's Mom wrote: > On 6/21/11, parents talk wrote: >> When my oldest son was in 1st grade his teachers set up a >> "Kindness Jar". I followed suit as the students loved it. I >> decorated a jar with the words Kindness Jar on it and lots >> of nice stickers. I then put sticky notes and pens or >> pencils...See More
    Jun 21, 2011
    If you are a privet school I use a program called Young Peacemakers in my classroom. It is a twelve week program with workbooks for the students. They have characters that are reintroduced in some of the other stories and lessons at the end of each story. Since all teachers are creative, I think it could be adapted for public schools but it would t...See More
    Here's my kindle entry...yay, kindle!
    This is a good website for teaching kids how to care.
    judy5ca GMTA, Maria, I'm glad you posted about Teaching Tolerance, too! I love it! Judy
    Jun 21, 2011
    mrsd We get this magazine at our school. I have used many of the ideas informally in my classroom. Karen

    On 6/21/11, judy5ca wrote: > GMTA, Maria, I'm glad you posted about Teaching Tolerance, too! > I love it! > Judy
    Jun 23, 2011
    I use this website OFTEN for character education!! I love the lesson plans under elementary. We don't have a No-Name- Calling week in our school, but I use these materials regularly. Maria C.
    I think I'm going to work around this book next year. I'll read the book and have a discussion based on it...return to it when it seems like a good idea. I think we'll also have a class bucket where kids can write a compliment to a classmate and then we'll share them all occasionally. I haven't got it all worked out yet, LOL. Judy
    melissa Our principal started this about 3 years ago. He let it drop but it was nice to have the drops in the bucket On 6/21/11, judy5ca wrote: > I think I'm going to work around this book next year. I'll > read the book and have a discussion based on it...return to > it when it seems like a good idea. I think we'll also have > a class bucket w...See More
    Jun 21, 2011
    Kathy/ks On 6/21/11, melissa wrote: > Our principal started this about 3 years ago. He let it drop > but it was nice to have the drops in the bucket > On 6/21/11, judy5ca wrote: >> I think I'm going to work around this book next year. I'll >> read the book and have a discussion based on it...return to >> it when it seems like a go...See More
    Jun 21, 2011
    Friends of mine have children who attend a school that really focusses on character education. The parents wanted to make a school/home connection, so each month when the kids came home with information about the "character trait of the month", the parents took action. They would focus on the character trait and look for it in other family members ...See More
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    Kathy M Great idea!
    Jun 22, 2011
    AM That is a great idea. Our family is just my son and me. He made me a lovely vintage looking whiteboard for Christmas one year that I hung by the kitchen table as it went with the kitchen decor. Every week I put a new word and definition on the board, like kindness, courage, forgiveness, decisiveness, determination, tolerance, then at dinner we each...See More
    Dec 6, 2012
    Just wondering if there is anyone out there who has read the book or works in a school that uses the program.
    In many ways, I think teachers in Kindergarten have it a little easier than teachers of higher grades. In general, we get kids in K who still want to impress their teacher, who can be polite and actually use "please" and "thank you" without prompting. We get kids who love us unconditionally. They aren't yet at that age when it becomes "what's in it...See More
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    Leah Excellent post Karen M.

    You may want to read and/or share the following list:

    wrote: >> In many ways, I think teachers in Kindergarten have it a >> little easier than teachers of higher grades. In general, >> we get kids in K who still want to impress their teacher, >> who can be polite and actually use ...See More
    Jul 6, 2011
    Ona Karen, you are truly an inspiration! I enjoyed your post.

    Just to offer some defense for the young teacher you worked with as an assistant. Perhaps she was so overwhelmed by her new career she may have just appeared not to care. I've watched several young teachers new to the profession from afar and some seem to glaze-over when they hit t...See More
    Jul 13, 2011

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