Welcome to the next mission set of your child’s mentorship program with Moxie!
All Moxie learning missions are based on National Standards. National Education Standards are the learning goals for what students should know and be able to do at each grade level. Moxie’s activities are based on social-emotional learning standards developed by CASEL: https://casel.org/core-competencies/
Here’s a brief overview of what this mission set looks like:
MISSION SET THEME
This mission set’s theme is Being Kind. Mentors will help Moxie learn about empathy and compassion, and the idea that it is often better to be kind than to be right.
MISSION SET OBJECTIVE
To introduce your child (mentor) and Moxie to the challenge of identifying just what kindness is and how we can incorporate it in everyday life.
There are eight missions in this set. These missions are designed to help children think deeper about the theme of kindness and translate some of what they have learned into their everyday lives. This mission set your Moxie Mentor will:
- Discuss with Moxie what it means to be kind.
- Make a Kindness Flower with 5 kind things they would like to do for others.
- Talk to Moxie about who we can spread kindness to.
- A two-part mission to write a Kindness Note and give it to the person of their choosing.
- Think about ways we can show kindness to others.
- Help Zaygo and Karu back at the G.R.L. solve a problem centered around kindness.
- Create a Story about being kind to animals.
MISSION SET GOALS
Each mission set works on specific social-emotional learning (SEL) goals. The missions in this set work on the following goals:
- Understanding the concept of kindness
- Identifying how being kind makes yourself and others feel
- Identifying ways to be kind to other people, animals, and the planet
THINK ABOUT IT
What does “being kind” mean? What does it mean to you? To your family?
Identify this for yourself so you can talk to your child as they spend a weeklong journey learning what it means to be kind.
Help your child bring the lessons learned with Moxie into everyday living.
- Make a Kindness Chain
- Every time your child does something kind, write it on a small strip of colored paper. Staple the piece of paper together to form a ring. Add rings in a chain and hang it in their room so they can see their kind acts grow!
- Kindness Scavenger Hunt
- Write different kind acts that your child could do on pieces of paper and hide them around the house. When your child finds a piece of paper, they can perform the kind act listed.
- Write a kind note on the sidewalk with chalk for your neighbors to see.