Written by Michelle Knudsen and Illustrated by Kevin Hawkes
TEKS: Reading K.5(E;) 1.6(E); 2.6(E); 3.6(E); 4.6(E); 5.6(E)
Mean words and actions can hurt our hearts. They can make us sad or angry. Sometimes, it’s hard to forgive others when they do something mean, even if it was an accident. It may also be hard for others to forgive us when we hurt their feelings with our actions or words. While we can’t take back what we did, we can make amends. Today, we will practice making amends with those we hurt.
Duration: 35 Minutes
Instructor: “When we put our Heart Puzzle together, we can make amends for something that we’ve done. But no matter how hard we try, we can never fully put the heart back together. Our actions and words have an impact on others, and we can never fully “fix” the damage that we have done to the hearts of others. This is why it’s important to think before we act and speak.”
Teach students this poem and have them practice saying it to one another: