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Learning to Be a Friend

This modelling the tools is incorporated into critical challenges at Kindergarten, however, it can be adapted for use at all grade levels.



The detailed activities that follow help students learn how to better support others who feel unwelcome by displaying qualities of a friendly person. Students work in small groups to suggest possible responses to an upsetting situation depicted in a picture. After developing criteria for actions of friendly and nonfriendly persons, students review the suggested responses in light of these criteria. Students then role-play each suggested response. Finally, students draw a picture of the situation and their recommended response. As an extension, students apply the lessons learned about friendly responses to an actual incident at school or home.



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