For February, we focused on the challenging task of being honest without hurting someone's feelings. We began with a discussion about what is honesty and the importance of it. Then, we read the book Being Frank (check it out below) which tells the story a little boy who struggles with being a little too honest. This creative and clever book teaches kids to always stay honest, but to use their social detective skills to be mindful of how their feedback affects others. We discussed the difference between "feel good feedback" vs. "constructive crisiticism". At the end of the lesson, students had an opportunity to role play practice giving the two different types of feedback.
*Please note that 5th graders have a modified schedule and will be receiving the December lesson on the Meta Moment and Growth Mindset.