Unit 3: Empathy & Kindness

Unit 3: Empathy & Kindness
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November 21 - December 20


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Lesson 11: Kindness and Friendship

In this lesson, students will learn how empathy—the ability to understand and feel how someone else is feeling—and kindness can help build new friendships.


You Can Try This at Home

Ask your child what kind things they could do to build a friendship with someone.

 

Lesson 12: Building a Friendship

In this lesson, students will learn how acting on empathy can make friendships stronger.


You Can Try This at Home

Ask your child to name one of their friends and explain what makes them a good friend.

 

Lesson 13: My Kind of Kindness

In this lesson, students will learn that people like to be shown kindness in different ways.


You Can Try This at Home

Ask your child what helps them feel better when they feel sad. What helps when they feel embarrassed or angry? Tell them what helps you feel better when you feel those same emotions.

 

Lesson 14: Asking Questions

In this lesson, students will practice asking questions to help them understand how someone else is feeling and what they can do to help.


You Can Try This at Home

Ask your child what questions they can ask to find out how someone feels and what they may want or need. Discuss how checking in on someone’s feelings is a great way to show you care about them.

 

Lesson 15: Do Something Kind

In this lesson, students will show what they know about empathy and kindness by planning kind acts to do for someone they care about.


You Can Try This at Home

Ask your child about the kindness coupons they made in class. Ask how they chose the kind acts for each person.


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