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Mindfulness: The Present Moment
Mindfulness: The Present Moment
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Mindfulness: The Present Moment
Mindfulness 101! Students focus on the present moment using their senses to observe what is happening right now. They are introduced to the idea that mindfulness is about paying attention to the present.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Empathy
Empathy
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Empathy
In this lesson, students will explore and discuss the term "empathy" by hearing stories from two different perspectives and identifying the feelings of each of the characters. They will also discuss what it means to be true to ourselves.
Kindergarten
Social emotional
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Growth Mindset
Growth Mindset
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Growth Mindset
In this lesson, students will watch a video on growth mindset and work in pairs to share their ideas about growth vs. fixed mindsets. They will then collaborate to design their own skits about growth vs. fixed mindsets.
4th grade
Social emotional
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Fill My Cup (Gratitude Jar)
Fill My Cup (Gratitude Jar)
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Fill My Cup (Gratitude Jar)
In this lesson, students will discuss, generate a list, and practice appropriate activities that may improve the way they feel. Students will engage in a gratitude practice and learn strategies for changing their mood.
Kindergarten
Social emotional
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Yoga Flow
Yoga Flow
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Yoga Flow
In this lesson, students will learn self-regulation techniques and be guided through yoga stretches and movements. Then, they will write about how yoga makes them feel and how it may help reduce stress.
2nd grade
Social emotional
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Positive Role Models
Positive Role Models
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Positive Role Models
Positive role models can have a powerful impact on individuals and society. In this lesson, students will reflect on the term "positive role model," discuss positive role models in their lives, and research positive role models in history.
4th grade
Social emotional
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Range of Emotions
Range of Emotions
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Range of Emotions
In this lesson, students will learn about how emotions change and will understand and discuss different feeling words for different emotions by associating emotions with colors, visuals, and a charades game.
Kindergarten
Social emotional
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The Power of Words
The Power of Words
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The Power of Words
Words can uplift others, but they can also cause harm. In this lesson, students will hear the story *Desmond and the Very Mean Word*, and they'll discuss the power of positive and negative words in friendships, school, and community.
2nd grade
Social emotional
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Special Talents
Special Talents
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Special Talents
In this lesson, students will work in groups and cut out pictures to make a collage that encapsulates their greatest strengths and talents. The class will compile all their collages to showcase their talents.
2nd grade
Social emotional
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I Like Myself
I Like Myself
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I Like Myself
Students will explore self-esteem through the book *I Like Myself* by Karen Beaumont. They will write secret kindness notes to others and to themselves, and reflect on how self-esteem can support connection with oneself and the community.
2nd grade
Social emotional
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Role-Playing Scenarios
Role-Playing Scenarios
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Role-Playing Scenarios
In this lesson, students will learn the term "restorative justice." They will discuss the role of restorative justice in the book *What are you staring at?*, and they will brainstorm ways they can bring these practices into the classroom.
2nd grade
Social emotional
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Exploring Emotions
Exploring Emotions
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Exploring Emotions
Emotions are natural and temporary, just like passing clouds, rain, or the shining sun. In this lesson, students learn how to be mindful of their emotions and discuss how emotions change, just like the weather.
Kindergarten
Social emotional
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The Sound of Silence
The Sound of Silence
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The Sound of Silence
Students will read a story and listen to a song to explore the sound of silence, its meaning, and significance. They will share their experience and reflect on how and why silence or space can be important.
4th grade
Social emotional
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Appreciating Diversity
Appreciating Diversity
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Appreciating Diversity
Everyone belongs and is welcome in this lesson on diversity and inclusion. Students will hear a story and learn a song connected to welcoming and including others.
Kindergarten
Social emotional
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Determination
Determination
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Determination
In this lesson, students will define and discuss the word "determination" through song and play.
Kindergarten
Social emotional
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Perseverance to Achieve Goals
Perseverance to Achieve Goals
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Perseverance to Achieve Goals
Motivation, perseverance, and grit are all key in learning and in the classroom! In this lesson, students will explore the term "perseverance" and research ways they can stay motivated in school and in their lives.
4th grade
Social emotional
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Learning to Listen With My Heart
Learning to Listen With My Heart
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Learning to Listen With My Heart
Gabi Garcia's "Listening With My Heart" provides students with an opportunity to reflect on ways to extend themselves compassion all year long. This engaging lesson supports students in understanding what kindness is, as well as how to be kind to themselves and others in their daily lives.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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My Many Colored Days
My Many Colored Days
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My Many Colored Days
In this lesson, students will read the story *My Many Colored Days* by Dr. Seuss, and reflect on the many different feelings we may experience. They will use body maps to color in where they may feel different emotions in their body.
2nd grade
Social emotional
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Mistakes Help Me Learn
Mistakes Help Me Learn
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Mistakes Help Me Learn
Often, it's difficult to see mistakes and failures as opportunities to grow! In this lesson, students will practice having a growth mindset and looking at mistakes as opportunities to learn. They'll consider how challenges grow their brain.
Kindergarten
Social emotional
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Appreciating Diversity and Differences
Appreciating Diversity and Differences
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Appreciating Diversity and Differences
In this lesson, students will hear the story *Lovely* and work in small groups to create a book or a symbol of appreciation for others' differences. Students will consider how appreciating differences supports community and relationships.
2nd grade
Social emotional
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Chains of Strengths
Chains of Strengths
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Chains of Strengths
In this lesson, students will create a paper chain based on their greatest strengths and attributes. They will also work with peers to share and identify each other's strengths.
4th grade
Social emotional
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Gratitude for Differences
Gratitude for Differences
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Gratitude for Differences
In this lesson, students will discuss similarities and differences in a fish bowl activity. They will also learn tools to practice gratitude for each other's differences and similarities.
Kindergarten
Social emotional
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Expressing Our Feelings
Expressing Our Feelings
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Expressing Our Feelings
In this lesson, students will identify and practice different ways emotions can be expressed through faces, gestures, and movements. They'll also learn how to practice mindful breathing to manage strong emotions and self-regulate.
Kindergarten
Social emotional
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Goal Setting
Goal Setting
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Goal Setting
In this lesson, students will identify what they already know about a topic, what they need to know, and how they will achieve their learning goal.
Kindergarten
Social emotional
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Learning How to Practice Empathy
Learning How to Practice Empathy
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Learning How to Practice Empathy
In this lesson, students will practice empathy through learning the "just like me" mindfulness practice.
4th grade
Social emotional
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