Boris's plays ball like a robot ... His skills aren't quite like the others, but he doesn't want to hurt his friends by telling them he doesn't want to play. In this lesson Dave and Boris explore brave communication and model how to be true to yourself in situations when it is more difficult to do so. In this episode Dave and Boris teach principles which provide the framework and foundation for consent training taught in the higher grades.
Age Group: Early Elementary/KS1
This lesson cross references the SEL Core Competency: 'Relationship-Skills.' This lesson is all about communicating effectively and with bravery - speaking up about one's truth. It teaches children to skillfully navigate difficult social situations by giving them tools to stand up to social pressure and express what's going on inside them. The lesson shows children how to remain authentic in diverse social environments.
Materials Required: pencil and paper (colored pencils and paper optional)
This lesson cross-references with B-SS 8. from the ASCA Mindset and Behavior Standards.
CF3 : Caring Friendships - that healthy friendships are positive and welcoming towards others, and do not make others feel lonely or excluded and
CF4 : Caring Friendships - that most friendships have ups and downs, and that these can often be worked through so that the friendship is repaired or even strengthened, and that resorting to violence is never right.
In the Sermon on the Mount Jesus is talking about the heart, specifically the importance of actions that authentically flow from the heart. This is why Jesus says that our yes must be yes and our no must be no (Matthew 5:37). In living the Kingdom lifestyle, we speak what is in our hearts, not saying yes in order sound appealing to people around us, when we actually mean no. Jesus teaches us to speak the truth.
Additional Scriptures: Psalm 12:3, Matthew 5:33-37, Ephesians 4:15