Fourth Grade Journey

A Fourth Grade Teacher's Journey Through the World of Books

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Life Lesson #17 (Be Positive)...

Be Positive

*This is probably a bit of a risk to use with fourth graders, but I'm ok with that.

*Mention the word underwear or show a video with diapers and you are sure to get some laughs.

*I love the message in this video.  Just be positive!

*The class of writers will watch the video clip a few times.  We then get busy writing.

*They can write their reactions, thoughts, reminders, feelings, or what they notice in the video.

*After about five to ten minutes of writing, we do some quick sharing.

*It is my hope that these weekly "life lessons" will have a lasting impact on my students.  

Life Lessons from this Year...
Life Lesson #1 - Be Brave
Life Lesson #2 - Be Kind
Life Lesson #3 - Be Courageous
Life Lesson #4 - Be Motivated
Life Lesson #5 - Be a Buddy, Not a Bully
Life Lesson #6 - Be Inspired: Never Give Up on Your Goals
Life Lesson #7 - Be SHOUTful (Shout Your Success)
Life Lesson #8 - Be Spooky (Halloween Week)
Life Lesson #9 - Be Kind (Part Two)
Life Lesson #10 - Be Happy
Life Lesson #11 - The Power of Literacy (Be a Reader)
Life Lesson #12 - Be POWERful
Life Lesson #13 - Be a Team
Life Lesson #14 - Be Merry
Life Lesson #15 - Be Giving
Life Lesson #16 - Be Brave (Part Two)


  1. You have such an interesting blog. Thanks for sharing, I enjoyed reading your posts. All the best for your future blogging journey.

  2. Thanks for the comments. Fun for me and hope people get something out of it.