Panther Time

Fairness~3rd & 4th Grade

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Mr. Peabody's Apples

Mr. Peabody's Apples

Fairness Activities Directions:

1. Read Mr. Peabody’s Apples by Madonna

2. Discuss the story:

How did everyone feel about Mr. Peabody at the beginning of the story?

What caused their feelings to change?

Do you think Billy did the right thing to tell Mr. Peabody?

Do you think that took some courage?

Was it fair that Tommy spread the rumors about Mr. Peabody?

What could have Tommy done differently if he was truly concerned about Mr. Peabody?

Have you ever heard a rumor that was probably untrue?

How did this book make you feel?

What did it make you want to do?

B. Apple Art: Have kids look at different types of apples using Google images. If you have time, make a Word Document of different examples and use a document camera to show the ideas page to the class. Note different colors and different shapes. Kids can practice drawing an apple with your help, on their whiteboards. Make sure to do several kinds. Pass out 9 x 9 inch white construction paper. Using pencil, kids trace a single apple in the center of the page. Tell them to make it fairly large. It should have a stem and possibly one or two leaves. Use a thin black sharpie to trace the apple before painting. The apple can then be water colored realistically or if you’d like, painted any color (abstract art). Make sure kids paint the rest of the page (the background) a different color that will go well with their apple. Put these on a bulletin board with a title such as “Good Apples are Fair,” or “Being Fair is Sweet!”, or “Fairness Counts.”
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Kid President's 20 Things We Should Say More Often


Ponder This......

"It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself."~Eleanor Roosevelt


The Jury Is In!

A jury's job is to make a fair decision. Students you will work together as a jury to decide the fairness of each statement. If the group can't agree you may try to convince them to change their minds based on your opinion. But, you must reach a consensus, meaning only one group judgement per statement. For each statement orally agree or disagree.

1. An allowance should be based on doing chores around the house.

2. Sometimes promises have to be broken.

3. When sharing, everyone should get an equal amount.

4. If friends can do something, then I should be, too.