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CHALLENGE COMPLETED

When you have completed your “challenge,” submit your name on this Google Form to be entered in a weekly drawing for the “Soaring Eagle” award.  The class winner will be awarded the small eagle mascot and will bring it to the flag salute the following week to pass it on to the new class winner.

Recognition

Soaring Fairness Award:

Be on the lookout for one kid who displays outstanding behavior with being FAIR. Use this Google Form to nominate your student at the end of the month or sometime before February 23rd: These students will be recognized at Flag Salute, take a group photo for display in the front office, and receive a small gift of appreciation.

Suggestions :)

Please contribute any suggestions you may have for books, videos, improvements, etc. on this Google Form

Thanks! 

Digital Citizenship

Gracie & Friends Breakfast Time (K-2)

Description: Gracie & Friends Breakfast Time is a math skill-building app for young students in early elementary school. The focus of the app is simple: Students must divide a piece of food into equal parts, portion them onto plates or bowls, and then serve them to their waiting friends. 

Teacher Resources

Edutopia article on the importance of treating kids fair.

"Fair Isn't Equal"

7 Classroom Tips

Fairness

Fair

Fairness

Being a good person also means being FAIR and understanding that fair doesn’t always mean equal. Some traits of fairness include: sharing and taking turns, keeping an open mind about opinions that differ from yours, not blaming others, playing by the rules, respecting the rights of others, and treating other fairly.

Challenge Activity-February 2018

The “Challenge" Activity: 

 

1) Define/Discuss Fairness to your class in a way that is appropriate to your grade level.

Example: Being fair is one of the most important fabrics of a person’s character. Some ways to show fairness are by playing by the rules, being honest, including other, making decisions in a fair way, respecting the rights of others, and staying open-minded to opinions that differ from yours. Overall, being fair is about treating other people with kindness and respect, which we all deserve.


2) Read the book, The Day the Crayons Quit. You can find the book in the school library, Mrs. V also has a copy you could borrow, or show your class the online read aloud by clicking on the title of the book above. Then, have a discussion about the main idea of the book, focused on fairness.

 

CLR Activity: Thumbs Up/Down

To jumpstart your discussion, consider using this CLR activity

Protocol/Description:

  1. The teacher asks a question.

  2. Students share their thoughts by putting their thumbs up to indicate yes answers, down to indicate no answers, or sideways to indicate their uncertainty.

Examples:

  • Do want people to treat you fairly?

  • Do you always treat other people fairly?

  • Do you treat people the way you want to be treated?

  • Do you and your friends find ways to play fairly?

  • Do you play by the rules?

  • Have you ever experienced others not playing fairly?

  • Do you think being fair is important?


3) Complete the Crayon Template

 

Grades Pre-K-2

  • Illustrate how you show fairness to others. Captions are optional. Cut out.
  • On the back, write student’s and teacher’s name.

Grades 3-5

  • Describe how you show fairness to others. Illustrations are optional. Cut out. 
  • On the back, write student’s and teacher’s name.

4) Turn in the completed “Crayons” to the workroom in the “Crayon Box.” We will be sharing student examples at Flag Salute throughout February.

 


5) Challenge Completed...submit your name in the "Challenge" link located in the left-hand column of this page. 

Examples

Fairness
 

Social Justice Books

Strictly No Elephants

by Lisa Mantchev

(Inclusion)

Strictly No Elephants
 


For the Right to Learn

by Rebecca Langston-George

(Human Rights, Education)

For the Right To Learn


OTHER BOOKS:

Newsela

Quotes

  • “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


  • “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.” – U.S. Declaration of Independence


  • “When you’ve…walked through that doorway of opportunity, you do not slam it shut behind you. You reach back, and you give other folks the same chances that helped you succeed.” – Michelle Obama


  • “I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”  -Martin Luther King, Jr.


  • “Being good is easy, what is difficult is being just.” – Victor Hugo


  • "Teach all men to fish, but first teach all men to be fair. Take less, give more"

Videos

@ Home for Kids/Parents...

Check out other stories and quotes by kids doing the fair thing! 

 

Fairness Inspiration