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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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Learn About Interdependence
Learn About Interdependence
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Learn About Interdependence
In this lesson, students will learn about interdependence and explore how we are all connected and part of the web of life.
4th grade
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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Fill Your Bucket
Fill Your Bucket
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Fill Your Bucket
Are you a bucket filler? Children with good social skills lift each other up with compliments and praise, instead of put downs and negative comments. Use this lesson to teach your students about bucket filling and how to compliment others.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Making Judgements: Is it True?
Making Judgements: Is it True?
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Making Judgements: Is it True?
In this lesson, students will engage in inquiry, a powerful mindfulness practice to work with judgements about oneself and others.
4th grade
Social emotional
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My Magical Breath
My Magical Breath
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My Magical Breath
In this lesson, students will learn how their breath can be their greatest friend. They will practice and learn how to use their breath when they feel tense or overwhelmed, just like a magical tool!
Kindergarten
Social emotional
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Say Something
Say Something
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Say Something
In this lesson, students will hear the story *Say Something* and make promises to each other to speak up when others are lonely or hurt. They will also have an opportunity to express themselves through acts of service and painting.
Kindergarten
Social emotional
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To Groove or Not to Groove?
To Groove or Not to Groove?
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To Groove or Not to Groove?
In this lesson, students explore ways they can give themselves more energy or help them relax. They will also learn that movement breaks are beneficial in releasing stress and tension and providing energy.
Kindergarten
Social emotional
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Drawn Together
Drawn Together
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Drawn Together
In this lesson, students will hear the story *Drawn Together* and create a Diversity Board. They will consider how appreciating each other's differences in school supports relationships and community.
2nd grade
Social emotional
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Practicing Empathy
Practicing Empathy
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Practicing Empathy
In this lesson, students will learn about the different regions of the brain and connect them to compassion and empathy. They will also learn how all brains are wired for empathy.
4th grade
Social emotional
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Nature Mandalas
Nature Mandalas
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Nature Mandalas
Nature can teach us about impermanence and appreciation of the present moment. In this lesson, students will explore impermanence in nature, and they'll create their own nature mandala that reflects impermanence and nature's gifts.
Kindergarten
Social emotional
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Peace Corner & Creating Peace Activities
Peace Corner & Creating Peace Activities
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Peace Corner & Creating Peace Activities
The Peace Corner is a space where students may practice cool-down methods such as mindful walking, deep breathing, and mindful listening. Students will work together in groups to create activities for their classroom peace corner.
4th grade
Social emotional
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The Way I Act
The Way I Act
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The Way I Act
In this lesson, students will hear the story "The Way I Act" and complete two activities connected to the story. They will practice mindful breathing and explore how to have more control over their bodies, behaviors, emotions, and choices.
2nd grade
Social emotional
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Welcoming All Feelings
Welcoming All Feelings
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Welcoming All Feelings
In this lesson students will be guided through a session of reflecting on their day and their emotions. They will also practice ways they can welcome and befriend their emotions with kindness and curiosity.
4th grade
Social emotional
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Caring for the Earth and Our Global Community
Caring for the Earth and Our Global Community
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Caring for the Earth and Our Global Community
Caring for the Earth is an important part of responsible decision-making and global citizenship. Through this lesson, students will strengthen their social and emotional learning skills by exploring how they can be a steward for the Earth.
4th grade
Social emotional
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Strengthening Our Brains With Mindfulness
Strengthening Our Brains With Mindfulness
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Strengthening Our Brains With Mindfulness
In this lesson, students will use Daniel Siegel’s “hand model of the brain” to identify how their brains work. They will learn the term “prefrontal cortex" (PFC) and about how their brains can grow when they learn new things.
Kindergarten
Social emotional
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Heart to Heart
Heart to Heart
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Heart to Heart
In this lesson, students will practice loving kindness for a classmate by writing them a letter or drawing them a picture showing their appreciation.
Kindergarten
Social emotional
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Mindful Movement
Mindful Movement
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Mindful Movement
Unlike moving quickly, mindful movement is a wonderful way to slow down and bring kind attention to the present moment. In this lesson, students will experience mindful movement and will create a movie on the benefits of mindful movement.
4th grade
Social emotional
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Superhero Senses
Superhero Senses
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Superhero Senses
In this lesson, students will learn about their superpower sense of listening and speaking by listening and responding to questions with kindness, attention, and mindfulness.
Kindergarten
Social emotional
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Freeze and Flow
Freeze and Flow
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Freeze and Flow
In this lesson, students will participate in a freeze dance, then be guided in slow-motion movements using mindfulness. Finally, they will discuss how movement and music can help them feel calm or energized.
4th grade
Social emotional
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Listening to What Matters
Listening to What Matters
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Listening to What Matters
In this lesson, students will learn the importance of nonviolent communication and listening to others in order to have a more supportive community.
2nd grade
Social emotional
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