1. Giving Tree

Giving Tree

Instill the values of caring and service. Create a Giving Tree using Post-it® Super Sticky Notes.


  • Subject:

    Classroom Management

  • Topics:

    classroom management, grade 8th, community

  • Materials:
  • Grade Level:

    8th Grade

  • Estimated Time:

    60+ minutes

  • Author:

    kittykat

  • Giving Tree Supplies
  • 1

    Lead a discussion on why it is important to be involved in the community - for example, not littering, assisting those less fortunate, etc. - and how this begins at home and school.

  • 2

    Put art of a large tree on the wall made out of brown construction paper. Then, present a list of ideas of activities. Request each student tries one activity each week.

    • Put art of a large tree on the wall made out of brown construction paper
    • Then, present a list of ideas of activities. Request each student tries one activity each week.
  • 3

    After completing the activity, have the students describe their experience on a Post-it® Note, initial it, and place it on the tree.

    Have students describe their experience on a Post-it® Note

  • 4

    Read each note and place a star on each one to show your students you've read it. It's a nice touch to write a comment, or give praise and encouragement on the back of the Post-it® Note.

    • Read each note and place a star on each one to show your students you've read it
    • It's a nice touch to write a comment, or give praise and encouragement on the back of the Post-it® Note
  • 5

    Gather the Post-it® Notes and clear the tree each time you assign the choice of a new activity. Keep a list of the activities each student has tried so they're encouraged to branch out.

    Gather the Post-it® Notes and clear the tree each time you assign the choice of a new activity

  • 6

    When the lesson draws to a close, hold a discussion about what the students have accomplished and learned throughout the process.

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