LESSON PLAN ABOUT FRIENDSHIP
Updated: Feb 13
The parent/teacher and child will:
Read Mistake’s story of the month 'A VERY GRUMPY MISTAKE'. PreK-2 read aloud with a parent. 3-5 silent read independently.
Have the child identify the main idea of the story (tell it in their own words).
Ask your child what they think about Mistake’s behavior when it was grumpy.
Have your child think of a time when they felt grumpy and how it affected them.
Ask your child what they think would have happened if Lolita Crane hadn’t come to talk with Mistake.
Discuss the vocabulary words on the next page with your child.
Have your child re-tell the definitions of the vocab words in their own words.
Confession – a formal statement admitting that one is guilty of something.
Mood – the way a person feels at a certain time.
Grumpy – in a bad mood.
Tossed – threw lightly.
Fetch – to go for (something) and bring back.
Temper – a mood of anger.
Embarrassed – feeling uncomfortable because of shame or too much attention from others.
Avoided – kept away from someone/something.
Follow Up lesson #1:
Objective: to give children the opportunity to get to know better other kids in class.
Split the class into teams of 2 or 3. Place kids with someone who is NOT their close friend.
Each group needs to find 5 things that all the kids have in common (shows/food/games they like, hobbies, siblings, etc.).
Then they need to find one thing that each kid can teach their friends.
The kids will create a poster that shows the things they have in common (draw, paint, collage, etc).
Follow Up lesson #2:
Objective: to give kids a chance to introduce themselves in a positive way to the class.
In the next few weeks, every student will have the opportunity to present their unique talent/hobby/interest to the class.
Classmates will have a chance to ask questions and give positive feedback about their friend’s presentation.
Identifying one’s emotions
Demonstrating honesty and integrity
Linking feelings, values, and thoughts
Examining prejudices and biases
Having a growth mindset
Taking others’ perspectives
Recognizing strengths in others
Demonstrating empathy and compassion
Showing concern for the feelings of others
Understanding and expressing gratitude
Identifying diverse social norms, including unjust ones
Recognizing situational demands and opportunities
Identifying solutions for personal and social problems Learning to make a reasoned judgment after analyzing information
Anticipating and evaluating the consequences of one’s actions
Recognizing how critical thinking skills are useful both inside & outside of school
Managing one’s emotions
Identifying and using stress-management strategies
Setting personal and collective goals
Showing the courage to take initiative
Developing positive relationships
Practicing teamwork and collaborative problem-solving
Resolving conflicts constructively
Seeking or offering support and help when needed
Reading grade-appropriate texts independently
Using appropriate fluency when reading grade-level text.
(G) Evaluating details to determine what is most important with adult assistance.
(H) Synthesizing information to create new understanding with adult assistance.
(D) Retelling texts in ways that maintain meaning.
(F) Responding using newly acquired vocabulary.
(A) dictating or composing literary texts.