Character Trait t-shirts can be made to help students recognize their positive qualities and to encourage their good choices. These shirts can also be utilized as incentives for reaching goals,etc. Materials needed are: t-shirts, glow in the dark fabric paint and/or fabric markers, scrap paper, or covering for work area to prevent any paint from getting on tables, etc. Students can write positive character trait words that describe themselves on their shirts. Also, students can use each letter of their name to create positive character words and they can draw designs of things important to them. For example, students may want to draw different sport symbols; basketball, football, or maybe they may want to design their shirts to represent certain subjects they like. Students could draw the solar system on their shirts or write numerical equations representing math problems.
DON"T BITE THE BAIT fishing activity requires a child size fishing rod, gummy worms, construction paper, and adult supervision.
Students can draw a fish as the warm-up activity leading into the demonstration of how to use a fishing rod, The adult can explain how fishermen use bait to capture fish and lead the students into a discussion (an analogy) of how they at times can ignore inappropriate comments and/or behavior; thereby not biting the bait. The adult supervising and/or teacher can use gummy worms and tie them onto the end of the fishing line. A hook should not be used because of safety reasons. With adult supervision and in an open and safe area free from other people, students can practice holding and casting the fishing rod.