lessons are taken from the Grade One Activities Manual of Developing
Nurturing Skills® K-12 School Based Curricula, part
of Nurturing Parenting Programs®. The program
is designed to create a better world through developing nurturing
Nurturing Parenting Programs®
Developing Nurturing Skills® K-12 School Based Curricula
My Immediate Family
POPULATION: 1st Graders
TIME: 30 Minutes
MATERlALS: Paper, crayons or markers
will gain awareness of family structure.
will list all family members.
Students will identify members in their immediate family.
students in a circle. Welcome the class.
I like to do with my family is_____________
- As a class
- have students brainstorm all people who can be considered family
members. List these on the chalkboard. Which people live with
you? Those are immediate family. Which people live elsewhere?
Those are extended family.
- Pass out
paper and crayons or markers.
students draw an immediate family portrait.
them to include only immediate family members.
ANDS, OR BUTS: Be
prepared to discuss diverse family living situations, i.e. two single
parents with children sharing a home, a mom and boyfriend, grandparents
raising children, etc.
will experience giving and receiving praise.
OBJECTIVES: Students will learn to praise.
Students will experience the positive power of praise.
Arrange students in a circle. Welcome the class.
Name one thing you do well.
Discussion: What is praise?
does it make you feel?
When should you praise others?
You may need to model this before beginning
by praising (or complimenting) the person on your right.
Have students say a statement of praise to the person to their
PRACTICE ASSIGNMENT: praise a family member tonight.
ANDS, OR BUTS: Remind
students that everyone needs and deserves praise.
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