In "Love Will Guide Us," a Tapestry of Faith program
Invite children to sit at work tables, addressing each child by name. If you do not remember a name, ask the child, then remind them of your name using the address you prefer (Ms./Mr. X, or your first name). Say to each child, in your own words:
This is a place of respect where we care about each other. How are you feeling today?
Listen to their answer and respond appropriately.
Indicate the paper and pens/pencils on the tables. Invite children to make a quick list of rules they follow in their lives. They may write the rules or draw picture symbols.
Give the children several minutes to write or draw. Then invite volunteers to share the rules they have written down. Point out themes as they emerge, for example:
Point out any rule a child mentions that sounds like a form of the Golden Rule.
At this age there can be a wide range in writing abilities. Include the option of drawing pictures and symbols. Help children decide how to represent a rule.
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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.
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