When people think of elementary school, they often think of fun lessons, running around at recess, and being friends with everyone. Sadly, this really isn’t the case. Due to many aspects, students grow up quicker than ever. So, elementary school often has many judgments and cliques. Since no one wants to feel judged or alone, teachers create lessons that remind students of the importance of respecting everyone. Luckily, Millie Fierce’s reminder on getting along with others is the perfect way to combine Social Emotional Learning and academics!
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Author and illustrator Jane Manning wrote the perfect book to encourage students to respect everyone for who they are.
Millie is known at her school for being quiet and sweet. However, no one at school really listens to her. Sadly, this means her classmates ignore her, walk over her beautiful chalk drawings, and don’t ask for her opinion.
After Millie’s had enough of this treatment, she decides to become fierce! She changes her hair, sharpens her nails, and runs around very loudly. Sadly, this makes Millie a bit mean. When she finally gets attention, she realizes it is for the wrong reasons. Thankfully, Millie returns to her true self while keeping a bit of fierceness in her in case she ever needs it.
No one likes to sit back while others smile and laugh. Honestly, it is heartbreaking to see and hear students left out. This is exactly why Millie Fierce’s reminder on getting along with others is so important! Students need to understand the significance of including everyone regardless of their differences.
Since teachers have so much to prepare, there is a teacher guide to outline the entire unit. Specifically, this contains all of the lesson plans needed. Additionally, it includes an introduction to help prepare students and sets the purpose for the story. Likewise, it has essential vocabulary words!
When talking about getting along with others, it is crucial to have a discussion. Therefore, there are higher-level thinking questions and talking points to guide student discussion. Each question includes a page number, so teachers know exactly where to stop. This allows students to understand how lonely it feels to be left out or judged for being who they are.
While discussion is essential to include in lessons, personal reflection is also critical. Thankfully, Millie Fierce’s reminder on getting along with others has both aspects! There is a written response and activity sheet to help students understand ways to include all classmates. There are even differentiated options to ensure every student knows the importance of this social skill.
Furthermore, there is a hands-on craftivity! Students will love how the craft connects the story to their lives.
Teachers work hard to ensure students understand how the material taught in the classroom relates to life outside of school. Therefore, there are task cards that provide scenarios or thought-provoking questions. This helps students understand how important it is to include all classmates and respect everyone for who they are.
There are different ways to use the task cards. Honestly, they work great for whole class or small group discussions. They even work perfectly for individual work time.
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Teachers have to handle so much. Thankfully, the Read Aloud Activities are all no prep! Teachers just need to print the resources.
Honestly, students will not just know how to get along. It takes time and experience for them to understand how to include everyone, resolve conflict, and let their uniqueness shine. Thankfully, the Read Aloud Activities for Millie Fierce’s reminder on getting along with others is the perfect way to do this! Students will be thankful they have a teacher who incorporates this Social Emotional Learning into the classroom.
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