Sharing What Is Ours
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Sharing What Is Ours

Jewish Value:

     Be Generous

Lesson Summary:

This lesson comes from a unit called "Sharing With Others" on, a resource that offers philanthropy education resources that teach giving and civic engagement.

This unit s purpose:

"This unit demonstrates to students the importance of being aware of the needs and opinions of others. It encourages students to think beyond themselves and to treat others with tolerance and respect.

This unit enables students to reflect on the following questions:

  • What does it mean to cooperate?
  • What does it mean to share?
  • What does it mean to be tolerant of others?"

The other lessons in this unit include:
Sharing The Work
Sharing Our Differences

The purpose of this lesson stated on the site is:
"This lesson teaches the importance of sharing what we have with others. Using blessings as a context, students will learn that everything comes out much better when share our time, talents, and treasures with others."


"The learner will:

  • understand that blessings are a way for us to thank God for sharing food with us
  • learn/recite blessings over food
  • model God’s generous behavior by sharing with one another
  • create a group project
  • practice using "please" and "thank-you" when asking to borrow things from others
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Sharing Is Caring


Sharing is caring
So let’s start sharing
My world needs some repairing
So I’ll be sharing and caring today

Let’s share a smile, feel friendly for a while
Let’s share a wave hello, smiles start to grow

Let’s share a hug, feel warm and snug
Let’s share a kiss we blow, let your love show

Let’s share my high 5, feels good to be alive
I’ll share this song out loud, feel nice and proud



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TitleAuthorIllustratorBook Summary
Should I Share My Ice Cream? Mo WilliamsMo WilliamsGerald loves ice cream. When he buys a cone of his favorite flavor, he thinks about sharing it with his best friend, Piggie, who is not with him. However, by the time he goes through the mental turmoil of whether or not to share, the ice cream cone has melted. Gerald is devastated because the ice cream is gone, and so is the opportunity to share it with Piggie. Then Piggie arrives with her own ice cream cone, sees that Gerald is sad, and immediately shares with him
The Boy Who Wouldn’t Share Mike ReissDavid CatrowThis poetic and humorous tale is about Edward, who wouldn’t share anything with his sister, Claire. However, when Edward ends up buried under his toys, Claire teaches him about sharing and forgiveness.
Too Many Mangos Tammy PaikaiDon RobinsonDuring a visit to their grandpa’s house, Kama and his sister Nani share mangos from his tree with all the neighbors, who each have something for them in return.
Mine, Mine, Mine Shelly BeckerHideko TakahashiGail is a little girl whose favorite words are “Mine, mine, mine!” She doesn’t like to share. She tries to follow her mother’s example of generosity, but still has problems sharing.
My Most Favorite Thing Nicola MoonCarol ThompsonGrandpa’s beloved dog must stay at the vet. Katie, his little granddaughter, knows how lonely and sad her grandpa is without his dog. She gives him her stuffed bunny, Rabbit, to keep him company.
Giving Shirley Hughes The concept of giving and the concept of receiving are addressed with wry humor.
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