Grow Involved K-2

Unit of 4 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
K
1
2
Subjects: 
Language Arts
Philanthropy
Social Studies
Science
Mathematics
Issue Area: 
Fairness
Focus Question 

 What do the concepts of fairness, justice, and philanthropy mean to me? 

 

Photo Credit:  DSC00018 by Laurie Sullivan is licensed under CC by 2.0

Unit Overview 

The students learn about giving and sharing through listening to and responding to literature books. The "big" word and concept of philanthropy (giving time, talent and treasure for the common good) is introduced. They show caring by doing a simple service project, and they choose a group to receive their creations. 

Service Experience 
This unit contains three opportunities for student service: Giving Cheer (Kindergarten) - creating and donating "cheer" cards Animals Matter (Grade 1) - decorating and donating pet bandanas Home Away from Home (Grade 2) - creating and donating fleece scarves  
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Grow Involved K-2
Lesson 1 of 4
Grades: 
K
1
2

Students learn about caring and sharing through discussion of the book Martin's Big Words. The lesson introduces the "big" word philanthropy (giving time, talent and treasure for the common good). The students discuss ways they have been philanthropic by voluntarily being nice to someone or being helpful.

Unit: 
Grow Involved K-2
Lesson 2 of 4
Grades: 
K
1
2

The students learn about giving and sharing through the literature book The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. They show caring by creating "Spread the Cheer" cards of appreciation and/or cheer. They brainstorm and choose a group to receive their cards.