Sharing -1

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Teachers

Definition: Sharing means to give some of what you have to another person and for him/her to do the same.

Demonstrate what it looks like to share. Provide an example; such as allowing your neighbor to borrow your crayons or splitting your cookies with your friends.


Questions

  • What does it mean to share?
  • Why should you share?
  • What happens if we don't share?

Discuss with students what sharing means. Review the discussion point questions.


    Possible activities to review the discussion point:

  • The group should form a circle. Ask a question and allow students to toss a bean bag to those who would like to answer the question.
  • Play tic-tac-toe by dividing the group into teams. Write discussion questions on a post-it note and place them on the tic-tac-toe grid. Allow a representative from the team to select a post-it note and as a team develop an answer to the question. If they get it right they may put their teams marker (x or o) on the grid.

Activity 1: The Rainbow Fish

Place the following sentence starters on the board. In the large group, complete the following statements about sharing.

Ask students if they have ever had something that someone else wanted. How did that make them feel? Did they share what they had? Why or why not? Tell students that you are going to read a story about a fish that had something that other fish wanted. Encourage them to listen carefully to see how the fish felt and acted towards others.

Read The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister.

Discuss how the rainbow fish felt about sharing. Did the rainbow fish make the best choice? Why do you think that? Discuss how giving benefits both the giver and the receiver.

Activity Extension

Draw a large fish on poster board. Have each student draw and color a scale. Place each child’s scale on the poster board until the fish is covered in scales. Ask the students if the fish activity requires them to share. Have students explain their answers.

Materials Needed:
  • The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister or on Youtube at: https://youtu.be/h9Ae41RvnW8

Activity 2: Situations

As a group, develop a list of times when sharing is important. Record the list on the board for all to see.

Materials Needed:
  • Chart paper or chalkboard

Activity 3: Personal Experience

Allow students time to complete student activity sheet A. Discuss when finished.

Materials Needed:
  • Student activity sheet A - 1 per student
  • Pencil for each student

Lesson Extension: Listening Comprehension

Explain that a script is a form of writing; a dialogue between characters in a movie, play, or broadcast. Utilizing the immersive reader students should listen carefully as the teacher plays the example script below. Replay the script if needed. Allow students time to complete student activity sheet B and share.

Materials Needed:
  • Student Activity Sheet B - 1 per student
  • Pencil for each student

Example script of demonstrates sharing appropriately:
Beth: Wow! Those cookies look good!
Tori: I made them myself.
Beth: They smell great.
Tori: Oh, they do? Would you like one? Help yourself

If time allows students may partner together and role play the script.

Script Writing and Animation

Materials Needed:
  • Script sheet for each group
  • Pencil for each student

In small groups, have the students create scripts demonstrating sharing appropriately and inappropriately. Use the script sheet to create students scripts.

Example script of demonstrates sharing appropriately:
Beth: Wow! Those cookies look good!
Tori: I made them myself.
Beth: They smell great.
Tori: Oh, they do? Would you like one? Help yourself

Example script of demonstrates sharing inappropriately:
Beth: Those cookies smell good.
Tori: Yes, they do!
Beth: Did you make them yourself!
Tori: Yes, I did. They are all for me. See you later.

Have students record their scripts using the SiLAS software. Remember to name and save their work. Premiere the movies with the group members at the end of each session.

Lesson Review

Allow students time to complete the student lesson review. Discuss answers when finished.

Materials Needed:
  • Student Lesson Review Sheet - 1 per student
  • A pencil for each student

Read Aloud Recommendations:

Completing a read aloud with students is a great way for them to see and learn social skills as well as incorporating reading skills. Below are some books that could be used to reinforce the concept. Read and discuss as appropriate for level and as time allows throughout the lesson.

  • Should I Share My Ice Cream? by Mo Williems
  • Sharing a Shell by Julia Donaldson
  • Feathers for Peacock by Feathers for Peacock
  • Mine! Mine! Mine! by Shelly Becker
  • The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins
  • The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister
  • Julia Loves Dolls by Sally Hass
  • Share and Take Turns by Cheri J. Meiners
  • Not Fair, Won’t Share by Sue Graves
  • Sharing is Caring by Uncle Amon

Students

Go to only student curriculum

Student Activity Sheet A

Directions: Draw a picture of a time you had to share but didn’t really want to.

When I had to share I felt

Student Activity Sheet B

Directions: Draw a comic to match the script you listened to.

Student Lesson Review Sheet

Directions: Check or circle the best answer to show if each situation demonstrates sharing.

1. Dr. Sally brought cookies to share with the class.

2. Donny took all the cake for himself.

3. PJ hid all the Legos so no one else could play with them.

4. Tori lost her pencil. Beth gave her one to use.

5. Officer Dave gave the kids at the park a piece of candy.

6. Silas stretched out on the couch so no one else could sit down.