• Character C.A.R.E. Lessons

    C: Choices

    A: Are

    R: Real

    E: Everyday

    We are continuing our Character Lessons here at KC Primary with our Kindergartners and our First grade students. This week our focus was on kindness and the words we use. 

    Kindness……..Cotton Balls and Sand Paper

    How can the way we speak help each other? How can it hurt? 

    We're going to used our sense of touch to look at this closer!

    ….a cotton ball

    Each child received a cotton ball. They touched them, squished them, and rubbed them on their arm. I asked how the cotton ball felt. We used descriptive words like soft, fluffy, and light.  “If words were cotton balls, what would they sound like?” The students shared, “ please, thank-you, May I borrow, can I help you?, good job, etc.”.

    …sand paper

    Each child was given a small square of sandpaper to feel. As they touched it, I asked them how the sandpaper felt. They used words like rough, poky, hard and sharp. I asked, “If words were sandpaper, how would it feel to have them rubbing on you?  The kids shared how the words would hurt. I then asked the students to give examples. They shared mean words, “get out of my way, give me that pencil, I don’t want to be your friend, move it is my turn.”  We discussed and shared how it hurts when people talk to us in a mean voice or say mean things. 

    We began and ended the lesson with this video.



    Thank you to http://preschoolpowolpackets.blogspot.com/2016/09/kind-words-sensory-lesson-friendship.html for the idea.

    Please continue to support the actions of using "cottonball" words at home.


    If you want a glimpse into our previous lessons, look over at my articles.

    School is an amazing safe place to learn and have fun!





Mrs. Phyllis Pogue Vaughan

Phone: 830-780-2321 (ext 663)


Degrees and Certifications:

2007 Texas A&M Kingsville Masters in School Guidance and Counseling 1988 Texas A&M Bachelors in Secondary Physical Education with a minor in Health. Teacher Certification in; Secondary 6-12 Physical Ed. and Health Ed. All Level K-12 Special Education All Level 1-8 Self Contained Education School Guidance and Counseling

Mrs. Phyllis Pogue Vaughan