Monday, October 8, 2007

Week 5 Kindness!

Dear Students,
First of all, I am really happy to see the great effort you are putting into writing comments each week. Good work so far, fourth graders! This week, you will be writing about a true experience. If there are fellow students involved, please do not identify them by name to avoid embarassing anyone.
Mme Powell

Last week Normandale fourth graders participated in a fun day-long retreat all about kindness!

Choose one of these two ideas to write about:
1.) Think of a time when someone was kind to you. How did you feel before they showed you kindness? How did you feel afterward? OR
2.) Think of a time when you showed kindness to someone else? How did you feel before and after? How did the other person react?

Write a short story about one of these times. Besides telling what happened be sure to include words that express your feelings about it. Feeling words will help the reader to connect to your story.

Challenge: Choose to do three specific kind things this week! What would make someone else's day brighter?

  • As always, please write your answer in complete sentences using correct capitalization and punctuation.
  • You may find it easier to write your ideas in a Word document and then paste them into a comment on this blog.
  • Be sure to include your first name ONLY and your homeroom number (e.g. J17) before publishing your comment.

Comments must be posted no later than 8:00 A.M. Monday, October 15, to receive full credit.