Unit Overview 
Kindergarteners learn that school is a community, and they all do better when they work together, share, and cooperate. These simple philanthropy lessons may be used in first and second grade as well.
Service Experience 
Students plan and complete a service project (food drive).
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Growing as a Group
Lesson 3 of 9
Grades: 
K
1
2

The purpose of this lesson is to teach students about the traffic light and the importance of following traffic rules to and from school, whether anyone is watching or not. To understand that we have rules for a reason. To introduce students to how we will use the traffic light in the classroom to be polite listeners and to make our class run more smoothly and effectively.

Unit: 
Growing as a Group
Lesson 4 of 9
Grades: 
K
1
2

This lesson teaches responsible personal conduct and encourages students to consider the effect their individual actions have on the group. To encourage students to brainstorm and develop ideas for classroom rules.

Unit: 
Growing as a Group
Lesson 5 of 9
Grades: 
K
1
2

This lesson teaches responsible personal conduct and encourages students to share supplies and to work cooperatively together in the classroom while completing an art activity. This lesson may be taught at the very beginning of the school year. Explain that being in a classroom is different from being at home and that we will need to work together and help the classroom community become better -- for the good of all. 

Unit: 
Growing as a Group
Lesson 8 of 9
Grades: 
K
1
2

This lesson teaches responsible personal conduct and encourages students to understand that being in a group requires cooperation, working together, getting along, resolving conflicts, and having fun together.