Teaching about Respect in Lunch Bunch

I enjoy writing on my whiteboard.  The picture on the left is what I had on the board this past week.  It’s enjoyable to me to watch the kids try to figure out what we are going to be doing in lunch bunch by the word, phrase or drawing I leave for them on my board.  

Respect.  One word defines probably one of the most important life lessons.  We need to respect ourselves and respect others.  It impacts our lives and the lives of others.  It determines our happiness and our success, and it just happens to be our lesson for the week.

After the kids came in we did a quick icebreaker question as everyone ate their lunch.  After the icebreaker, I had them watch this short film: 

When it was over I asked the following questions:

  • What is respect?
  • What do people do to earn respect?
  • What do people do to show respect?
  • What are things people say that are respectful?
  • What can you do to show respect?

Then I share this quote:

” Being respectful means treating others 
they way you would like them to treat you.”
and I asked them:

  • Do you agree with this statement?  Why or why not?
Lastly, I shared this video with them that I found on YouTube.  I think Bachelor Middle School did a fantastic job with this.  (Yes, we will be copying their idea.)

We ended our lesson talking about ways we could Start the Ripple here in our own school.  

What are ways you can start the ripple where you live?
Let me know.

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