Then we read a great book called From Me to You. We wrote letters to each other giving compliments and telling our classmates why they are great and why we like them. Here's the catch. We didn't sign our names. We wrote to a secret person in the class just like in the book. Tomorrow we'll exchange our letters and reveal who wrote them. We had to get out our super secret concentration boxes so there was no peeking.
We spent the afternoon working on our friendship skills. First we discussed what being mean looks like. Then we discussed and practiced different ways to handle people that are mean. Miss Betsy Ann was nice enough to come in and help us with this. She brought her magic wand and we used it to give each other meaningful compliments. We'll keep practicing this skill.
Here's a sneak peek at some of our letters...
(for the Gratitude Project)
Amazon Gift Cards
(for classroom and art supplies)