Hope and Why I love My Job!

The character trait my school is focusing on this month is "Hope".  My little guys got together with their big buddies and began a chart about what we thought hope meant.  The words in blue were done before we watched our video.  Then we watched our video about a homeless family who has hope and is able to get through hard times. The thoughts in orange came after the video.

I thought they were pretty great!

Later in the day my students decided they wanted to write a play about a homeless family!  So we got right to it.  They have now written the play and will be creating the set backgrounds this week.   Later this month they will be performing it for their parents.  They've also decided to sell tickets to their parents to raise money for a local homeless shelter!! AND this is why I love my job!  Children are beautiful little people. 

****Update*****  The play was AMAZING and my little guys raised $26.00 for our local Food Bank! 


  1. Hi! I found your blog on the TpT forum and I am your newest follower! :)

    I love this post! What a sweet class you must have. I love when our little ones show so much kindness for others, especially when they come up with the idea on the own. You must feel so proud! Such sweeties!!!

    Beth :)
    A Kindergarten Life For Me

  2. Yes, I was proud of them! It was one of those moments that just make you smile and see how wonderful children really are.

  3. Wow such a thoughtful class you have! I know you are so proud of them. We also do character traits every month. I love the idea of using an anchor chart. What videos do you watch?
    Love Teaching Kids

  4. Do you have Learn 360? My school board has a membership to this and it is online access to basically all teachery type videos.

    The one I used for Hope was a reading rainbow video but I can't remember what the name was. Each month I show one video for the character trait we are working on and I just go to Learn 360 and type in the trait and it comes up with a bunch of videos that match the trait.

    1. We don't have Learn 360 but we do have United Streaming so I will try to pull of the character trait on that. Thanks for your help!