Tip: Heart-Felt

How do I do it?
Heart-Felt - For K-ADULT students, direct them to think about things that they like about each member of their group of 5.  Choose a sentence frame or two, for example, " (Student name) makes me..." or "(Student name) is..." or "Thank you for being ____."  Whole class, brainstorm a list of adjectives and/or verbs that would be appropriate to fill in the blank.  Pass out construction paper hearts.  Post finished hearts on desk sides, above tables, or on the window.

Variations & Extensions:
Keep a box full of colored paper in your classroom.  Whenever the students finish work early, allow them the option to write a kind note to someone (e.g. the school librarian, secretary, cafeteria worker, etc.).  This will encourage them to appreciate those around them, practice saying kind words, and use new vocabulary!

Tricia Gallagher-Geurtsen
Tricia Gallagher-Geurtsen


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