Summer of 1969
Summer of 1969: The Story of Cozett Juanita Gambrel
by Juanita G. Floyd and Sara W. Berry
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Valentine’s Day Crossword Puzzle
Roses are red, violets are blue, we created this Valentine’s Day Puzzle just for you!
Holiday Service Scavenger Hunt
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Here is a free preview from our new S.O.S. Service Project Booklet. Use this fun project to help students learn about serving others during this holiday season. Whether you use it in the classroom, with a service organization, or at home, the lesson is easily adaptable to all children.
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Hey Kids! Enter our Thankfulness Contest!
Draw a picture of what you are thankful for. Mail it to us at P.O. Box 7286, Tupelo, MS 38802 to enter our Thanksgiving Contest. Be sure to write your name, age, email address, school name, and phone number on the back so we can contact you if you win. All entries need to be postmarked by November 22, 2013.
Heart and Hand
Hey, kids! What time is it?
Much action takes place with our hands…we can hit, we can hug. We can push, we can pull. We can shake, we can share. We can work diligently, or we can barely lift a finger. Lots of action takes place with our hands. What determines the form of action, however, has to do with our hearts. Often what is in our hearts reflects what we do with our hands.
Place one hand above your other hand, on the wrist, and find your pulse. Even though the heart is in the chest area, the beat of the heart can be found near the hand. In the same way, the Integrity content of the heart affects the action of the hands.
Heart and Hand
- Take a white piece of card stock paper and trace one of your hands on the paper.
- Think of action areas that you can focus on this month. Examples are areas such as, kindness, respect, compassion, diligence, good manners, helpfulness, honesty, etc. These are areas that you personally want to focus on. Take the time to really think through what you want to focus on and even share them with an adult.
- Write one focus action area on each of the fingers of your hand outline.
- Draw a heart in the center of the hand outline, as a reminder of the correlation of heart to hand.
- Cut these out and place a piece of self-adhesive magnet strip on the back of the hand outline. Place these on your refrigerators as a reminder to “stick with it” in fulfilling your Integrity goals.
We would love to hear how you are fulfilling your Integrity goals. Stories can be sent to email@example.com.
G is for Generous
Being generous means giving something we have to someone else – and doing so with a cheerful attitude. This holiday season let’s focus on being generous to others rather than focusing on ourselves.
Read through the following phrases and think about who would say each one – Selfish Sellie (who focuses on herself) or Generous George (who focuses on others):
- She got more than me!
- I have plenty. Would you like to share?
- This is mine. You can’t have it!
- I want to give my extra toys to someone who needs them.
- I don’t want to share!
We would love for you and your family to be generous this month. Print off our “Project Ideas” worksheet and choose a few to do during the month. You can even come up with your own project ideas!
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know how you are choosing to be generous! Send us an update as well as pictures of yourself doing the projects!
Hey Kids! Click on the image and print off the Dinner Time Discussion Sheet to share with your parents. You can color the sheets and talk about the questions together.
Click on the image to print a fun list of Project Ideas for Your Family to Show Generosity.
Bullying Find A Word
Here’s a fun Find A Word to reinforce what you learned in the lesson entitled Bullying: Stand Up Against It.
Bullying Crossword Puzzle
Stumped? See the answers here.
Stand Up Against Bullying
Maybe you’ve heard some of these phrases before:
- You can catch more flies with honey.
- Kill them with kindness.
- It matters not what others do, you be kind!
- Be kind to others, and others will usually be kind to you.
- You reap what you sow.
- Treat others the way you want to be treated.
- If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.
If you know what they mean, you already know a lot about how to be kind to other people! And, if you’re just not sure what they mean, we’d encourage you to ask your mom or dad. Bet they’ll know!
Of course you can always email us because we’d love to tell you more about being kind! To email us, click here.
Sometimes a Check List is a good thing to have to help remind us what we need to do that day. It can even help us remember ways to be kind to others. If you’d like a Kindness Check List for your week, just click on the link below and you’ll be able to print out your list.
Dinnertime is a Great Time to Learn!
There’s alot that you can learn when everyone sits down to enjoy a meal together. And, what better time could there be to talk about all you’re learning to become a kid of Integrity!
Maybe one time per week, we’d like you to talk about being kind to others.
To help you remember that, you can download the Dinner Time Discussion sheet. Then you can print it out and color it. Maybe hang it on the refrigerator to remind you to talk about kindness with your parents when everyone sits down to eat.
Remember, each day when you wake up, you have a choice to make. Always choose what is True, and Good, and Right!
Introducing Ellie the Elephant
Introducing Positive Polly
Introducing Generous George
Introducing Helpful Henry