Teaching Kindness and Acceptance With The Name Jar


As teachers, we want to provide a positive experience for our students. This involves creating a safe and loving classroom environment. The beginning of the year is the perfect time to teach kindness and acceptance. With so many students coming from other cultures, The Name Jar is an excellent book to read at the beginning of the year. 

I've joined my blogger friends with The Reading Crew to share some of our favorite back-to-school read-a-loud books or reading skills activities. We'll share teaching tips and FREEBIES to go along with the resources.


The Name Jar focuses on individual differences, identity, and cultural acceptance. When Unhei, a young Korean girl, moves to America with her family and arrives at a new school, she debates changing her name so she fits in. Her friendship with Joey helps her in accepting her Korean name and teaching others about its meaning. 

Introducing the Book


  • To help students understand the location of Korea, I've provided a map of Korea. Students can extend learning by finding fun facts about the country. This is also a good time for students in your classroom to share where their family is from.
  • Students can write down things they wonder about in the story. As they read, they can write the answers to their questions.

Teaching Reading Skills

  • Mapping the story
  • Main idea
  • Sequencing
  • Character traits
  • Inferencing
  • Cause and effect
  • Comprehension Questions





Follow-up Activities


To extend learning, try these fun activities:

  • Activities with names and their meanings
  • Find someone who...
  • Use PicCollage or Canva to create a name poster

To get your FREE The Name Jar resource, Click on the image below.


This resource is also part of a Back to School Bundle that will help you at the beginning of the year. **ON SALE**

Included in the Bundle:
  • All About Me flipbook
  • The Name Jar
  • All About Me Slideshow
  • Back to School Teacher Slideshow
  • Color by Code math facts

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Back to School Super Social Studies Bundle Sale


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Is your to-do list for the upcoming year starting to stress you out? Or, are you nauseous over how much you spend to create a warm, welcoming classroom with updated materials? Don’t worry, you are not alone! Teachers are trying to accomplish so much with limited budgets. Additionally, they are working hard to find FUN, engaging, worthwhile social studies lessons for students. Thankfully, the upcoming Social Studies Bundle Sale has incredible resources at a HUGE discount. However, these bundles are so amazing that they won’t be available forever. The Social Studies Super Bundles are only available from August 7-14th. The bundles are so amazing that you want to set your calendar reminder now!

Social Studies Bundle Sale Giveaway


Are you anxious about the beginning of the year? Are you teaching a new grade or a new subject area? Let me help you. I'm joining a group of educators to provide HUGE social studies bundles that will be perfect for your classroom throughout the year. It's perfect for differentiation and providing engaging content. I've included four of my favorite social studies units in the Elementary Bundle.

This Social Studies Bundle is available for you to purchase from August 7th - 14th. You have an opportunity to get an elementary or secondary bundle FREE before the sale.

You can win the ultimate social studies bundles valued at over $500.

Each bundle includes...

 🌎 a wide variety of engaging resources you AND your students will love all year long

 🌎 resources perfect for both in-person learning and distance learning

 🌎 low-prep, time-saving resources from over 20 of your favorite social studies teacher-authors 

You will get hundreds of lessons from the:

👉 the Geography Bundle

👉 the World/Ancient History Bundle

👉 the American History Bundle

👉 the Government and Civics Bundle 

Enter the giveaway by clicking on the image below. The giveaway ends on August 6th.



Back to School Made Easy for Teachers

It's hard to believe it's almost time for the new school year. I've joined my teacher blogger friends with The Reading Crew to help make Back to School Easy for You. We have a FREE Back to School eBook filled with activities that are perfect for the beginning of the year. 

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