October - How to be a good friend
In October we celebrate Unity Day. This is a day where we focus on being good friends to all people and standing up against bullying. In Pre-K we focus on what it means to be a good friend and ways we can be kind to others. I told the students the story of Have You Filled A Bucket Today? We talked about how everyone has an invisible bucket. When we are kind, we put a raindrop in their bucket; however, when we are not kind, we take a raindrop from their bucket. When someone's bucket is full, they feel happy, but when someone's bucket is empty, they feel sad. Students were then each given a toy raindrop and asked how they could be kind and fill someone's bucket. They gave wonderful answers including sharing with friends and giving their parents hugs.
How you can help your child at home:
- Talk to your child about what they learned in the lesson.
- Ask your child how they were kind and filled someone's bucket.
- Tell your child when you see him/her doing something kind and how that fills someone's bucket and makes them feel good.
- When your child makes a choice that hurts someone's feelings, remind them how that takes a raindrop from someone's bucket, and ask them what they could do instead to fill that person's bucket.