Boris wants to share his toys with the Scrapman... In this lesson, Dave and Boris explore boundaries and how to resist inappropriate social pressure. Stephanie teaches students how to identify levels of friendship.
Materials Required: pencil and paper (colored pencils optional)
Age Group: Early Elementary/KS1
This lesson cross references the SEL Core Competency: 'Self-Managment.'
This lesson cross-references with B-SS 8. from the ASCA Mindset and Behavior Standards.
RR2: Respectful Relationships - practical steps they can take in a range of different contexts to improve or support respectful relationships.
CF2: Caring Friendships - the characteristics of friendships, including mutual respect, truthfulness, trustworthiness, loyalty, kindness, generosity, trust, sharing interests and experiences and support with problems and difficulties.
CF5 : Caring Friendships - how to recognise who to trust and who not to trust.
BS1 : Being Safe - what sort of boundaries are appropriate in friendships and with others.
Your heart is valuable to God. He came to redeem the human heart (Ezekiel 11:19), and the way we live flows from it (Proverbs 4:23). Jesus shows us to love our enemies (Matthew 5:44). This is a bit like Boris wanting to let the Scrapman into his shed. However it is in the same sermon that Jesus shows us not to cast pearls before pigs. If we are to love our enemies, our hearts have to be in a healthy enough place to let love flow. Remember the value of our hearts. In “keeping our hearts with all diligence” this involves managing the access people have to us. It involves not letting everyone into our ‘shed.’ When we learn how to protect our hearts as Boris does here, ensuring that they remain like pearls and not trampled under pigs, then we will have kindness available to love everyone - even the Scrapman.
Additional Scripture: Luke 6:45