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When you have completed your “challenge,” submit your name on this Google Form to be entered in a weekly drawing for the “Soaring Eagle” award.  The class winner will be awarded the small eagle mascot and will bring it to the flag salute the following week to pass it on to the new class winner.



Soaring Caring/Kindness Award:


Be on the lookout for one kid who displays outstanding behavior with being Caring or Kind during the months of November and December. Use this Google Form to nominate your student at the end of the month: These students will be recognized at Flag Salute, take a group photo for display in the front office, and receive a small gift of appreciation.

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Caring and kindness can be described as-

Challenge Activity-NOV/DEC 2018

The Challenge Activity with a theme of
“Buddies, Books, and Bookmarks!”


There are 3 parts to this challenge.

Part 1:
Read the Book, "One," by Kathryn Otoshi
NOTE: There are 3 copies in our school library. Alternate option, online Book.

Before reading the book, "One," by Kathryn Otoshi, ask students what their favorite color is and why they like that color. Share with a partner.

After reading the book, use the following questions for a class discussion or make up your own questions:

  1. What does Blue think of himself? How do his feelings change when he is with Red?

  2. How did the other colors respond to Red’s hurtful words? What happened to Red when no one asked him to stop being mean?

  3. How did One stand up to Red?

  4. What did One show the others?

  5. How did everyone help Blue when Red tried to roll over him?

  6. When was Red asked to be part of the group that counts?

  7. Turn and talk with a partner and talk about a time when you have felt like Red or Blue (or any other color in the book).

Part 2:


Part 3: Buddies, Books, and Bookmarks!

Download the bookmark template (attached below) and copy bookmarks on cardstock. Students can decorate their bookmarks with their buddy class, and give their decorated bookmark to their buddy to keep as a reminder to use kind words and be caring to their friends and family.



Optional: Caring and Kindness Activity

Here is a link to a RAK (Random Acts of Kindness) calendar. Challenge your class to see how many of these acts of kindness they can complete in 30 days.

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