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When you have completed your “challenge,” submit your name on this Google Formto be entered in a weekly drawing for the “Soaring Eagle” award.  The class winner will be awarded the small eagle mascot and will bring it to the flag salute the following week to pass it on to the new class winner.


Soaring Fairness Award:
Be on the lookout for one kid who displays outstanding behavior with being FAIR. Use this Google Form to nominate your studentat the end of the month or sometime before February 23rd: These students will be recognized at Flag Salute, take a group photo for display in the front office, and receive a small gift of appreciation.


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Please contribute any suggestions you may have for books, videos, improvements, etc. on this Google Form


Description: Gracie & Friends Breakfast Time is a math skill-building app for young students in early elementary school. The focus of the app is simple: Students must divide a piece of food into equal parts, portion them onto plates or bowls, and then serve them to their waiting friends. 


Edutopia article on the importance of treating kids fair.
7 Classroom Tips
Quotes about Fairness
Some traits of fairness include: sharing and taking turns, keeping an open mind about opinions that differ from yours, not blaming others, playing by the rules, and respecting the rights of others.


1)  Read the book, MALALA'S MAGIC Pencil, by Malala Yousafzai. OPTION...with your buddy class. Have an interactive conversation with your students related to the character trait of FAIRNESS. Click here for an online version of the book. 
2) Using the Sanford Harmony MeetUp/BuddyUp model, discuss & agree on a FAIRNESS goal related to the book and have a discussion about the book’s theme focusing on fairness. When possible, check-in with your students throughout the month of January to see how they are putting to practice the trait of being FAIR in their lives. 
MeetUp: Established a class goal related to FAIRNESS, for example, taking turns, play by the rules, listen to people with an open mind, etc., discussed and agreed on by the students during the MeetUp session.
BuddyUp: Pair/group students for a brief discussion on the goal. Here are some example “Quick connection” conversation questions:
Discussion Questions for Malala's Magic Pencil?
  • For what does Malala wish for every night and how did she come up with this idea?
  • What are some things Malala would draw with her special pencil?
  • What does Malala see one day that makes her and her father very sad?
  • What would Malala “erase” with her magic pencil?
  • What new rule do powerful men make in Malala’s country?
  • What are some words that could describe the main character, Malala?
  • What happens when Malala speaks up for what she believes in?
  • Why do Malala’s actions show that she is brave?
  • Where does Malala find her magic?
  • How does Malala show fairness?
  • How can you show fairness?
Click here for Google Slideshowto project questions for students.
Bonus Activity for the Upper Grades (3-5): These are great!
Malala talk about her book, Malala's Magic Pencil. (2 minutes) 
BrainPop: Malala (You'll need a UN & PW) 
Five Empowering Messages from the book 


Strictly No Elephants
by Lisa Mantchev
Strictly No Elephants book cover
For the Right to Learn
by Rebecca Langston-George
(Human Rights, Education)
For the Right to Learn book cover


(Grades 4-5)


  • “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.” – U.S. Declaration of Independence
  • “When you’ve…walked through that doorway of opportunity, you do not slam it shut behind you. You reach back, and you give other folks the same chances that helped you succeed.” – Michelle Obama
  • “I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”  -Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • “Being good is easy, what is difficult is being just.” – Victor Hugo
  • "Teach all men to fish, but first teach all men to be fair. Take less, give more"


A Second Honeymoon! (grade 5) 
MLK's "I Have A Dream" speech (grades 4/5)


Check out other stories and quotes by kids doing the fair thing!