4th grade- We were demonstrating respect for others' personal opinions and ideas. We talked about ways that each of us are different and how we can be respectful of those differences. This topic allowed us to bring in some of the things we learned about perspective and empathy as well! We talked about how respecting ideas helps us cooperate and get along. It is OKAY to disagree, but it is NOT okay to disrespect!!
5th grade- We talked about peer pressure and brainstormed things that they might be pressured to do in the next few years. We talked about making the right choices for us and how to handle tough situations with positive problem solving. Pressure often comes from people we know well--sometimes even good friends. We practiced used words we could use to address the situation with a friend.