• Dear Parents,  

    This webpage is designed for parents to discuss together with your students the topic of Positive Attitudes. These activities are optional and easy to do.  

    Sincerely,

    Mrs. Profito and Miss. Megan 

     

    Optional Positive Attitudes Activities

    Kindergarten to Second Grade

    “If you are happy, you will make others happy, too.” - Anne Frank

    Objective: 

    Students will see the importance of maintaining a positive attitude even in difficult situations.  

    • Activity:
        • Read the scenario:
          • Jenny is frustrated because her brother Donald is watching TV and she cannot watch her favorite show. What should she do?
    • Discuss:
      • Discuss what “attitude” means and explain how our attitudes can affect our actions and words.
    • Do:
      • Discuss how our tone of voice can show our attitude.
        • Say “hello” using a sad, happy, angry tone of voice.
        • Emphasize that people can often tell what our attitude is by our tone of voice.

     

    Third Grade to Fifth Grade

    “Our minds should grow like our bodies grow.” - Elizabeth Cady Stanton

    Objective:

    Students will learn how thoughts affect their attitudes and will see the importance of having positive thoughts.

    • Activity:
        • Read the scenario:
          • After school Meg comes home, does her homeworks and walks to Addie’s house. She knocks on the door but no one answers. Meg is disappointed that Addie isn’t home. She walks back home and goes to her room. Then Meg tries to think of what else to do. What are some good things that Meg can think about then do?
    • Discuss:  
        • Have a discussion about positive thoughts and explain how positive thoughts affect what you do at school and at home.
          • Thinking positive thoughts before taking a test
          • Visualize yourself succeeding 
          • Think of a happy or restful place before starting a stressful activity
    • Do:
      • Together, think about doing something good for yourself or for some else.

     

    Sixth to Eighth Grade

    “Words are like a mirror because they show what kind of person you are.” - P. Syrus

    Objective:

    Students will understand the power of words and will see the importance of speaking positively towards others.

    • Activity: 
        • Read the scenario:
          • Terrence likes to go fishing. One Saturday, his father takes him and his little brother Jeremy fishing on a lake. While they are fishing, Jeremy gets upset because he is not catching any fish and Terrence is.  What nice and helpful words can Terrence say to Jeremy? 
    • Discuss:
        • Share ways you can use positive and helpful words when someone is feeling uncomfortable and upset.
          • Give compliments
          • Share value in others abilities
          • Use words of encouragement 
    • Do: 
      • Write an uplifting and kind text to a friend.

     

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