Culture Connection

Life Principle:
ESPRIT DE CORPS - devotion among members of a group for each other and group’s purpose

Quote:
“Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are endless.” - Mother Teresa

Callback:
Teacher: “ Kind words can be short”
Students: “And easy to speak.”
Teacher: “but their echoes”
Students: “are endless.”


Sign Language

Hand Sign for Expectation #4
Use sign for Cheer:
Hand makes the letter, ‘C’
and repeatedly brushes up
the side of chest.


Media

Music

"Hall of Fame"** 3.20 min.

Celebration Song with lyrics** 3:34 min.

"You Raise Me Up"** 4:14 min. Lyrics

Video

"Together"** - LeBron James 2:16 min.

You Raise Me Up** 1:30 min.

 

Literature

Fable:
“The Eagle and the Chicken”

The Bulls and the Lion - Aesop’s Fable

Short Stories:
 “The Lame Boy” The Moral Compass, William Bennett, p. 378-379

“The Angel of the Battlefield”, The Book of Virtues by William Bennett, p. 144 - 146

Poem:
“Life Is” by Mother Teresa

“Beautiful”, The Book of Virtues by William Bennett,, p. 134


Vocabulary

LEXICON: Suggest use of one of the following methods;

  1. Student leader finds the word in a dictionary.
  2. Provide individual dictionaries.
  3. Display dictionary page on Interactive board.
  4. Access through use of media device.

4 Steps:

  1. Write the word.
  2. Define the word.
  3. Find synonyms.
  4. Find antonyms.

 

Word Wall Vocabulary: devotion
Note: Reference Lexicon Resource

Vocabulary (P #8, 11)

Brainstorm words/phrases that exemplify:

Praise

Encouragement

Dictionary

Introductory Activity

Create a Venn diagram comparing and contrasting Praise and Encouragement.

Using Cooperative Learning Structure
Share with a partner about:

  1. Someone who has praised/encouraged you.
  2. How you can praise/encourage
    others.

Cooperative Learning

Pair Share: (P 3,5,6)

1 - If students are seated on floor: Designate ‘elbow buddies’.

2 - If students are seated at tables: Assign table partner.

3 - If students are standing: Have students walk around and on a designated signal, find a partner near them. Those students without a partner raise their hands and find one.

4 - Have pairs share with each other, then with other pairs, other teams, or the entire group.


Writing Activity

Write about a time when you received or gave praise or encouragement and whether it influenced your actions.

Brain Break

**Caution:

Some of the online videos have brief advertisements attached at the beginning that may be inappropriate for viewing by students and need to be cued before showing.