My lesson will include a bit of information about me, personally as well. I do plan to make a video clip or a slide show for the kids to view that shows my pets, my interests, where I went to grad school, etc. I want to put it to music, and I have to come up with a song yet. My favorite is Brighter than the Sun by Colbie Caillat. Maybe I 'll use that since it's my favorite song.
In addition to the Me Facts, the I Help apps, and the video slide show, I want to end by giving the kids a Kindness Challenge. I have a list of activities from School Counselor Central's face book page that lists 25 different activities for people to do for others - random acts of kindness. I want to take these, put them on individual slips of paper, and at the end of my lesson pass the slips of paper out giving each student one slip (activity to do). I will actually hand them 2 slips - one to keep and one to write their name and homeroom on which will be the one they turn into me so I can follow up with them on how it went later when I do my Minit Meetings (D.Schultz) with them. The goal will be for the kids to do their activity every day, for someone different each time, for 2 weeks.
So, what do you all think of my Kindness Challenge idea? I think it could be great fun for the kids to do. And to know that they will be asked about it in a couple weeks hopefully will give them the motivation to actually do it. I can also pop into their lunches and get on the loud speaker to remind them to follow through with their challenges.
Share your thoughts, please! Looking forward to hearing from you!