If You're Friendly
Tune: If You're Happy and You Know It

If you're friendly and you know it,
clap your hands.
If you're friendly and you know it,
clap your hands.

If you're friendly and you know it,
and you really want to show it,
If you're friendly and you know it,
clap your hands!

Friends care
Friends share
We need friends
~Jill Eggleston

Friends at school
Are big and small
Friends at school
Are best of all!

The Kindness Pledge
I pledge to myself on this day,
To try to be kind, in every way.
To every person, big and small,
I will help them one and all.
When I love myself and others too,
That is the best that I can do!
~Judith Anne Rice

Circle of Friends
We've joined together as classmates
as the new year begins,
A year full of learning
while we become friends.
We'll share and be kind
as we work and we play.
And our friendship will grow
with each passing day.

Friends smile at you.
They like your face.
They want to be with you
Any old place.

Friends have fun with you.
Friends share
They're glad when you're happy---
When you're sad, they care.

If you're a friend
Then you care, too.
That's why your friends
Are glad you're you!
~Dee Lillegard

My Friend
My friend is nice.
We like to play
We play together every day.
We laugh and cry
And laugh again
Because, you see, we're
~Jane S. Zion

With a Friend
I can talk with a friend
and walk with a friend
and share my umbrella in the rain
I can play with a friend
and stay with a friend
and learn with a friend
and explain
I can eat with a friend
and compete with a friend
and even sometimes disagree
I can ride with a friend
and take pride with a friend
A friend can mean so much to me!
~Vivian Gouled

A Friend
A friend likes to___________.
A friend will _____________.
A friend can _____________.
But the most important thing about a friend is
that he/she likes me!

Read: The Important Book by Margaret Wise Brown.
Students can do the above poem after reading this book.
Have students make their illustrations for their poem.
This could be made into a class book.

Read other books:

My Teacher's My Friend by P.K. Hallinan
We're Very Good Friends, My Mother and I by P.K. Hallinan
We're Very Good Friends, My Father and I by P.K. Hallinan
A Rainbow of Friends by P.K. Hallinan
Frog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel
My Friends by Taro Gomi ~ Go to this website for a lesson on this book.

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