Why the Octopus?


#1Video: What is Friendship?

#2 Think:  Big Ideas

What is something a friend has helped you with?

What are some skills (Big Ideas) you need to be a good friend?

(Big Ideas: 1.Treat others right | 2.Make smart decisions | 3.Maximize your potential)

#3 Activity: Draw an Octopus 

Draw a picture of an octopus to remind you to be a great friend!


#1Video: Friends Work Together

#2 Think: What does a friend do? 

What examples of friendship did you see in the video?

What words did you see on their mural that describe good friends? 

#3 Activity: Five Finger Challenge 

On a piece of paper trace your hand and write or draw one thing you can do to be a good friend on each finger.  Take the five finger friendship challenge!

#1Video: Be Our Guest

#2 Think:  What do you do?

How do you find out what other kids like so you can play with them?

What do you do when you meet someone for the first time?

#3 Activity: Helping Hands

Using a blank sheet of paper make a virtical line and write "Friendly Words" and "Friendly Actions".  Make a list  or draw a picture on each side.


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