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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
Math
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Compliment Circles
Compliment Circles
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Compliment Circles
Compliments can build relationships and a positive class climate! In this lesson, students will participate in a compliment circle, give and receive compliments, and draw/write kind notes to others.
Kindergarten
Math
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Flipped Coin
Flipped Coin
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Flipped Coin
In this lesson, students will listen to, discuss, and understand two perspectives on a difficult situation. They will flip a coin, with each side representing one side of the story, and role-play the perspectives and reach a resolution.
4th grade
Math
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THINK for Mindful Speaking
THINK for Mindful Speaking
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THINK for Mindful Speaking
Speaking with kindness and care can be easier with the THINK method! In this lesson, students will identify questions to ask themselves when speaking to others. They will also practice mindful listening with a partner.
Kindergarten
Math
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Mindful Communication
Mindful Communication
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Mindful Communication
Communicating effectively during conflict is tough. In this lesson, students will practice mindful communication and discuss ways they may use these tools in their lives.
4th grade
Math
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Being Our Best Selves
Being Our Best Selves
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Being Our Best Selves
Reflecting on moments when we have been at our best can be a powerful thing! In this lesson, students will reflect on how they contribute to their classroom community and when they have been their best self over the past week.
4th grade
Math
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Mindfulness of Anger
Mindfulness of Anger
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Mindfulness of Anger
Strong emotions like anger can sometimes take over, but mindfulness tools can help to manage them. In this lesson, students will learn mindfulness techniques for managing anger and write and implement a lesson to teach a younger student.
4th grade
Math
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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
Math
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Mindful Animal Movement
Mindful Animal Movement
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Mindful Animal Movement
Let's move mindfully, with focus and ease, like a frog or a gorilla! In this lesson, students will practice mindful movement and come up with their own mindful animal movements that they can then teach to a peer.
2nd grade
Math
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Just the Facts, Please!
Just the Facts, Please!
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Just the Facts, Please!
Learning how to distinguish between facts and opinions is critical for the development of communication and social skills. In this lesson, students will learn the difference between facts and opinions through play and pictures.
Kindergarten
Math
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Creating an Emotions Journal
Creating an Emotions Journal
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Creating an Emotions Journal
When emotions take over, drawing or writing in a journal can help to process them. In this lesson, students will identify different emotions and design a journal to use when they feel strong emotions.
Kindergarten
Math
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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
Math
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Labeling Emotions
Labeling Emotions
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Labeling Emotions
In this lesson, students will explore how to use mindfulness to reflect on, label, and express emotions. They will each help design a page for their classroom book on mindfulness of emotions, including tools to cope with strong emotions.
4th grade
Math
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Animal Poses to Create Calm
Animal Poses to Create Calm
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Animal Poses to Create Calm
Mindful movement can support calm and can also be fun! In this lesson, students will create their own animal pose to teach the class, then journal and draw a picture of themselves in their mindful movement animal pose.
2nd grade
Math
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Seeing the Good in Myself
Seeing the Good in Myself
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Seeing the Good in Myself
When students take time to see the best in themselves, it supports them individually, socially, and academically. In this lesson, students will take time to highlight their successes and learn how to send loving wishes to themselves.
Kindergarten
Social emotional
Lesson Plan
Mindful Consumerism
Mindful Consumerism
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Mindful Consumerism
Practicing mindful consumerism is an important aspect of social and emotional learning. In this lesson, students will learn about consumerism, its impact on society, and tips on how to buy less.
4th grade
Math
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Understanding Communities and Differences
Understanding Communities and Differences
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Understanding Communities and Differences
In this lesson students will complete an activity called "Raise Your Hand If You..." and be able to define the word “assumption.” This lesson supports the practice of compassion for oneself and others.
4th grade
Math
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Mindful Movement
Mindful Movement
Lesson Plan
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
Math
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Kindergarten Daily Sub Plan Day 2
Kindergarten Daily Sub Plan Day 2
Lesson Plan
Kindergarten Daily Sub Plan Day 2
Planning for a substitute in the classroom has never been easier than with this daily kindergarten sub plan! Your substitute can keep your students learning in your absence by using these lessons, worksheets, and activities.
Kindergarten
Math
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Peace Corner
Peace Corner
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Peace Corner
The peace corner is a space where students may practice previously taught calm-down methods, such as deep breathing and mindfulness. Students will draw a picture of themselves in the peace corner and practice in small groups.
Kindergarten
Math
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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
Math
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My Best Self
My Best Self
Lesson Plan
My Best Self
Seeing the best in ourselves can support us emotionally, socially, and academically. In this lesson, students will reflect on when they have been their best selves, and they'll practice loving kindness during a mindfulness session.
2nd grade
Math
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Breath, Movement, and Relaxation
Breath, Movement, and Relaxation
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Breath, Movement, and Relaxation
Listening to the soothing sounds of the ocean and practicing slowing down can be helpful to feel more calm and ease. Calming tools such as breathwork, mindful movement, and stillness are practiced in this ocean-themed lesson.
Kindergarten
Math
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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
Math
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Class Calm Jar
Class Calm Jar
Lesson Plan
Class Calm Jar
A calm jar works as a visual reminder when teaching emotional regulation techniques. In this lesson, students will practice mindfulness of emotions and create a class calm jar together as a class.
4th grade
Math
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