I always love when we read Enemy Pie by Derek Munson. It's a story about a boy who has a new boy move in down the street from him and how they go from being best enemies to best friends. Our character focus last month was kindness, and this story has some perfection examples of how kindness can change everything.
After reading Enemy Pie, we discuss examples of kindness and unkindness in the story. Then students wrote about the ways the boys showed kindness to each other in the story. We also did a directed-art drawing of the main character. We glued our writing and our illustrations to a sheet of construction before hanging them in the hallway. The students did such a great job-I'm so proud of how they turned out!
This activity is from my Character Traits: Kindness unit.