SHARING IS CARING LESSON
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Teachers have the class prepare for a show and tell day. Instead of just asking the children to bring in a special item, explain to them that this item should be one of their special items. The day before show and tell have them draw the item they wish to bring in and write a few sentences about what the item means to them. Have them discuss it with the class and inform them the next day they can celebrate by all having their most special possession with them in class.
When you were little you probably did not like to share your toys. You might not have even understood what sharing meant. As a toddler you knew that your toys were yours and you didn't want anyone else to play with them. Why should you? They were yours, after all. However, as you get old you learn more about kindness and being good to the people around you. This is what sharing is all about. Sharing is when you have something that someone else needs or wants and you offer to let them use your items.
Sharing your things and offering help to people that need it is something known as good citizenship. All people should strive to be the best citizens they can be. If your neighbor needs a pencil and you have an extra one you should offer to give them your spare. This will help them and they will remember the favor you did for them. Chances are, they will make sure to help you when you need help.
Some children do not like to share. You might know some children that will have enough supplies, but if someone needs them they will never offer to help. These types of people are called selfish. A selfish person only thinks of themselves and never looks out for the people around them. You should not let this type of person bother you. If you want to be a good citizen you should ignore the fact that there are selfish people and if they need help you should still help them.
Sharing is something that you do to make yourself feel good as well as the person needing your help. It shows the people around you that you are a good person and that you are mature and understanding of the needs of others. This means you are an excellent citizen. (continued...)
Sharing is Caring
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