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Grade Level Grades 1-5
Resource Type Activity
Standards Alignment
Common Core State Standards


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Guide your students through a fun journey of kindness! In this expert-designed lesson, students learn about how to show kindness, and the importance of doing so. Students are introduced to kindness via a letter from Kenji. Then, students examine how Kindness is modeled in our story The Peekapak Pals and the Season of Kindness.

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Kindness is being considerate, caring, and respectful of others and acting in ways that will benefit others without expecting anything in return. The benefits of teaching kindness in schools include: A greater sense of belonging and self-esteem, increased peer acceptance, less bullying, increased feelings of gratitude, better concentration and results, increased health, and less stress.



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January 4, 2021
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Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to gather additional information or clarify something that is not understood.
Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion).
Ask and answer questions about key details in a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.
Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.
Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.


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