As part of the social emotional learning at Waverly, we push into classrooms monthly to teach a lesson related to the school’s word of the month. Pushing into the classroom allows for us to get to know students and for them to get to know us as a trusted staff member in our school. The topic for this month’s lesson is Community. Establishing a sense of community supports students in feeling valued, connected, included, and helps them learn important social skills, as well as teaches them about responsibility. We introduced ourselves to the classroom and discussed our role in the Waverly School community. At Waverly, we call ourselves “Feelings Teachers.” Students learned that Feelings Teachers help children learn about their feelings and feelings of others, how to solve problems and how to get along together. During our lesson, we played a game to practice listening skills and spoke about different feelings words. We then read the book, How Do You Feel? by Jodie Shephard in Kindergarten classes and The Way I Feel by Janan Cain in first grade classes. We finished with an activity where students had to use facial clues to determine how someone was feeling with a mask on.