Use the Fables to Teach Character Interactive Notebook - This is a great unit that will help you develop a safe, caring classroom community. Students will learn empathy as they learn about each of these character qualities and will be totally engaged as they learn how to develop strong character. This unit covers 6 Character Traits: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship. $
'Do Unto Otters' by Laurie Keller is an all-time favorite back-to-school book! This story will inspire your new students to follow the Golden Rule, which in turn with foster a safe, caring classroom community from the start. A free book companion is available for download.