Being thankful is a big deal, especially for our elementary school students. In a world where we often get caught up in lots of stuff, it's super important to teach kids to notice and be happy about the small, good things in their lives. One way to help them learn this important lesson is by reading … [Read more...] about Picture Books about Gratitude
One of the most important skills we can teach our young students is how to make friends. Building friendships not only enhances their social development but also creates a positive and inclusive classroom environment. Using picture books in an interactive read-aloud lesson is a fantastic way to help … [Read more...] about Picture Books about Making Friends
Do you become frustrated when students are upset because they do not want to share? Or, are you spending precious educational minutes reminding students to be kind to one another? Unfortunately, teachers spend much time handling aspects related to not wanting to share. Since this is a crucial … [Read more...] about How to Compromise with It’s Mine!
Honestly, it is natural for students to prioritize themselves. They’ve grown up learning to do things independently, such as brushing their teeth and putting away their clothes. So, it makes sense that they now need instruction on how important it is to consider the feelings of others. If they do … [Read more...] about Teaching Empathy with We’re All Wonders
Sadly, our students express so much uneasiness. Whether this is something said in the past or something happening in the future, many students constantly worry. Since teachers know it is hard for students to learn when experiencing anxiety, they teach calming strategies. Thankfully, practicing … [Read more...] about Practicing Calming Strategies with I am Peace
Sadly, teachers have to remind students to be kind every day. While students do not necessarily mean to hurt those around them, it happens in all classrooms. With so much social media influence over our youngest students, hurtful words and actions often occur. So, teachers work tirelessly to ensure … [Read more...] about Teaching the Importance of Kindness with Be Kind