I also teach fourth grade. One of the first activities we do as a class is on character traits. I have a dove template that I copy for each student and write their name in the middle. As a class we brainstorm character traits that we like in our friends. Then we sit in a circle and pass our doves to the left. I give them about a minute to write something positive about that person on his/her dove. Then we keep rotating. By the time the students get their dove back it's filled with 24 different positive traits. I hang that on my board with "Meet our Class." The kids love this activity and are flattered by the compliments on their doves. I hope this helps you.
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