I’m always looking for good books to read at the beginning of the school year to help teach about character traits. This book helps teach kindness, courtesy, respect and about friendship.: So for this weeks literacy snack idea, we are reading, Enemy Pie, by Derek Munson.
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“It was the perfect summer. That is until Jeremy Ross moved into the house down the street and became neighborhood enemy number one. Luckily his Dad had a surefire way to get rid of enemies: Enemy Pie. But part of the secret recipe is spending an entire day playing with the enemy. In the end, he learns an effective recipe for turning
For our snack to go with the book this week, we’ll be having pie, but not enemy pie, a friendship pie!
Have you seen these individual pies at Walmart? They are adorable and such a fun idea! This is what we’ll be
While the kids are enjoying their friendship pie snack, I made a free printable for them to work on. They will get to write a few different ways that they can be a good friend and draw a picture about it.
You can also create an anchor chart as a class to come up with a bunch of different ways that your students can be a good friend and they can choose a few off of the anchor chart to write in. Display the anchor chart in the room throughout the year to continue to share how they can be good friends.
You can download the free printable from my Teachers Pay Teachers store below.
If you’re looking for more ideas on teaching about character traits and having good citizenship, you might like our character traits pack.
Or check out some of our other literacy snack ideas to go along with having good character.
What are some of your favorite ways to teach about having good character?
We’ll see you next time!