In our school we have Personal Development for an hour a week. I have begun my preparation and will be sharing these with my
subscribers. Here are my first month’s plans. The focus for the first month is “Making New Friends”. I hope you find these ideas helpful!
Lesson Plan One
Read the book “Scaredy Squirrel Makes A Friend” or watch the video below:
Discuss the book “Scaredy Squirrel Makes a New Friend” and how they can make friends by just giving others a chance as shown in the book. Discuss how enjoying common activities is a way in making new friends. Display the pictures found in the link below. Each child chooses one of their preferred outdoor activities. Children with the same choice activities gather in a group. The group goes outside together partaking in the chosen activity. After, they must report their findings. Focus on the concept that making new friends often involves meeting somebody who enjoys similar activities and giving others a chance to be a friend.
Lesson Plan Two
Students watch online audio book “Franklin’s New Friend” found in the link below:
Again, reiterate the importance of being open to meeting new friends and giving them chances as stressed in the book. Review how finding people with similar interests allows them an opportunity to meet a new friend. Have them brainstorm for words or phrases that complete the following, “I like to…..” and scribe these onto chart paper. Have the students complete the sheet below by continuing the sentence as was done in the classroom. The students could use the chart as a guide. After, have the students share these to learn who enjoys similar activities. These can be viewed as possible new friends.
The focus will be on “What Makes A Good Friend”? This will be followed-up by discussion. View the videos below and discuss.
Read book “I’m A Good Friend” by David Parker. Brainstorm for words or phrases that complete the sentence “A Good Friend…..” and scribe the phrases on chart paper.
Students draw a name from a container to partner with and choose a free time activity (puzzles, blocks, etc.) to do together. Allow about 15 minutes of free time partaking in the chosen activity. Discuss their experience.
After, add more ideas to the chart “A Good Friend……”
Students complete written page below.