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Family Handshake: 3-6

Grades: 3rd Grade, 6th Grade, 5th Grade
Subjects: Home Learning, Character Building, Physical Education

Student Instructions

Create a special handshake with a family member! 1. 🗣 Pick a family member to create a handshake with. 2. 🤝 Start simple by holding holding hands. 3. 🗣 Take turns adding movements to the handshake. For example, squeezes, fist bumps, noises like a clap, snaps, or whistles. Add some body movements. Challenge: Add a song or a chant. Keep adding and practicing until you both have it memorized! 4. Tap add Add Response. 5. Use the frame-video Video Frame to capture you and a partner doing your new handshake! 6. Reflect. What was your favorite part of creating this handshake? 7. Tap the green check Check to add to your journal. Challenge. Can you teach all the members of your family your new handshake? Why: Having special traditions as a family boosts a child's sense of self-worth, confidence, and happiness. These meaningful connections help children navigate both school and the world around them. Special handshakes also allow children to practice coordination, sequencing, and memory.

Teacher Notes (not visible to students)

CASEL- Relationship Skills: The ability to establish and maintain healthy and rewarding relationships with diverse individuals and groups. The ability to communicate clearly, listen well, cooperate with others, resist inappropriate social pressure, negotiate conflict constructively, and seek and offer help when needed. Attention and Working Memory