Students define nice in their own words! Students will receive #BeingNiceMatters packets. Students will model being nice through interpreting and acting out scenarios.
Description of Theme
The teacher starts with a question: “What does it mean to be nice?” Students talk in groups, give examples. Students share aloud with the whole group.
Share Bernice N. Matterson Video
Explain that Bernice is a role model for being kind. Ask if they can think of anyone they know who is an example of a nice person.
Introduce #BeingNiceMatters Packets
All packets include the #BeingNiceMatters silicone bracelets (which can be customized). Schools can also include other items such as t-shirts, stickers, tote bags, etc. Explain the responsibility of this packet.
Let the Exploration Begin
Allow the students time to become acquainted with the contents of their packet, and ask questions. This should be an exciting time for the students.
monthly theme calendar
OBJECTIVE: Students will demonstrate being nice by acting out scenarios. The teacher will either explain the situation to students before students act it out or have students read the scenario before acting it out.
OBJECTIVE: Students will plan how they will be nice by drawing or writing out different ideas. The teacher can utilize this opportunity to practice grammar/spelling unit that students are learning.
Older students will write out their plan for what they will say and whom they will give the bracelet to.)
The teacher will ask students to share whom they will give the bracelets to and what they can say to that person.
Reading stories related to being nice
Being Nice Matters bracelet tracker
Help Our Children Learn to Unite by Being Nice!
Each school has unique needs. We are happy to help you customize #BeingNiceMatters curriculums and BNM Kits to fit those specific needs in order to help the children have an extraordinarily nice experience.