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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 Modelling the Tools lessons can be used for a range of grade levels. This chart contains the learner outcomes for Kindergarten. Check the current program of studies when using this lesson sequence with other grades.

Criteria for Evaluation
Students provide evidence of their learning as they:

Related Learner Outcomes

  • show empathy

Specific Outcome K.1.2.1

  • Students will appreciate feelings, ideas, stories and experiences shared by others

Specific Outcome K.2.3.2

  • Students will appreciate the impact that group members have on each other
  • suggest ideas

Specific Outcome K.1.4.2

  • How can we show interest and sensitivity toward social, physical, cultural and linguistic diversity in the school, groups and communities

Specific Outcome K.1.4.4

  • How can we show respect and acceptance of people as they are?

Specific Outcome K.S.4.1

  • Students will provide ideas and strategies to contribute to decision making and problem solving
  • make a decision

Specific Outcome K.2.3.4

  • Students will assume responsibility for personal actions, words and choices

Specific Outcome K.S.5.1

  • Students will consider the needs of others


  • The Rating Scale for Learning to Be a Friend provides teachers with an evaluation tool to record information as to how independent students are when demonstrating the criteria for this task. The rating scale describes what the expected behaviours look like and provides a place for teachers to give specific and descriptive feedback to support the rating. Feedback can identify what the student is doing well as well as identify areas for continued growth.
  • This rating scale could be revisited at a later point in the year to determine student progress towards attainment of the learner outcomes.
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