Students will learn what empathy means and engage in a mindfulness exercise called "just like me" to grow their empathy.
Gather students into a circle either seated in chairs or on the floor.
Remind students about the circle guidelines they created: the raised-hand attention signal and talking piece (every week, each student rotates and brings in a talking piece that means something to them).
Have the student introduce the talking piece for the week.
Welcome each student into the circle using the talking piece (each student welcomes another student in the circle).
Share that today during circle time, they will be learning about empathy and doing a practice called "just like me" together.