ceremony, and you will all be sworn-in as citizens of Room 119 by reading your pledges!
-Model With My Pledge
“Sometimes I get overwhelmed when lots of students ask me questions and I lose
my patience. When this happens I am not a very good listener
I ignore people orinterrupt them.As a citizen of Room 119 I pledge to be more patient. I will look at the person who istalking to me. I will pay attention to what they are saying. I will not cut them off, Iwill wait to respond un
til they are done talking.”“We Do”
- Teaching Self-Reflection1.) Think about a time when you acted out of character:
Just like the characters we read about in our stories, sometimes we do things when we
are feeling upset or confused or frustrated that we wouldn’t normally do.
Think back to ____________ in the book Wanted: Best Friend. He got upset with his friend and dec
ided that he didn’t want to be friends anymore, so he said some mean things to him.
But he realized later on that he was wrong, and so he apologized. We described him
using the character trait ‘thoughtful’ because he recognized his mistake.
Think about a time when you did something in school that seemed out of character.Maybe you got annoyed with a classmate and yelled at them, or you got mad or
anxious when you didn’t understand something and you gave up, or you noticed that a
classmate needed help but yo
u didn’t offer any.
Call on a few students.2.) Think about something that you could have done differently (actions):
Good citizens are not people who always do the right thing and are absolutely perfect.Good citizens are people who recognize when they make mistakes and try to fix them.Good citizens think about what they could do differently the next time.
(Makeconnection to a character who made a mistake but thought about how he/she couldfix it.)Students share out some of their ideas.
So what could you have done differently? Think about actions that you could havetaken.