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I AM Noticed Core Content

Focus: Receiving Goodness

Lesson 5.1: Role Playing Receiving 

Supplies needed: journal optional


Share the following concept with the students:
When you are giving kindness by Noticing goodness it will come back to you.  It may not come back directly from the person you Noticed, but it will always come back to you.  Because of this fact, we need to be ready to receive.  
Although it may seem simple and obvious, saying thank you when someone gives you a gift is an important thing to do.  This applies to receiving compliments as well. When someone Notices the goodness in us it is so important that we really take it in (let it fuel our confidence), and say "thank you".
Instruct the students to participate in the following Role Playing Receiving activity:
Find a partner.  Determine who will be Partner #1 and who will be Partner #2.  Have partners sit facing each other while doing your best to make eye contact.  (The goal for this is to get to practice saying thank you in a way that is positive for both partners.)
Partner #1 - gives Partner #2 a simple and quick compliment.
Partner #2 - says "Thank you."
Switch roles 
Once everyone has had the opportunity to experience each role, bring the group back together and discuss the following: Was it weird to make eye contact? Did you take it seriously? Although this was a simple practice, do you think that saying thank you is important? Why? Have you ever given someone a compliment and they didn't say thank you?  How did that make you feel? 



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Lesson 5.2: The Importance Of Receiving

Supplies needed: Journal or paper, writing and drawing supplies

Share the following concepts with the students:
How have you received goodness?
Think of a time when someone was nice to you?
Can you imagine a time when someone gave you a compliment, gave you a gift, or made you feel special? How did it make you feel? How did you receive this goodness? Did you say "THANK YOU"? 
Instruct the students to write a paragraph or draw a picture that illustrates this memory. By taking the time to remember these important moments it helps us practice future receiving. 


Keeping the cycle going!

Quick Tip>

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When people Notice and receive goodness it increases their own level of happiness.

Especially if you are feeling emotionally low, using this practice can help you have a better day.



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Lesson 5.3: Role Models For Receiving 

Supplies needed: Journal or paper, writing and drawing supplies

Instruct the students to write down their thoughts regarding the following questions:
Who is someone you know that is great at receiving goodness? Is it a family member? Someone from school? Someone you follow online? 

Then on the same piece of paper, ask the students to reflect on how they receive goodness?

Once everyone has had a chance to brainstorm their own ideas, come together to chat about it as a group!  Discuss how we can use these confident examples to help our culture be more positive or help inspire others?
is also a form of Noticing


Quick Tip>

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Did you know that it is actually

a gift to the other person to receive?

It helps the person who shared goodness with you feel good, too!