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April's Social Emotional Learning Theme is Friendship

 

The SEL committee is celebrating Friendship during the month of April. As we all continue to cope with the ongoing changes, the friends in our lives are there to comfort and guide us. Friends enrich our lives, boost our self-esteem, and give us the support we need when we need it. Making a friend in school is every bit as important as getting good grades. Learning how to form successful peer relationships is an important skill for children, and one that they will be using all their lives.

In the early years, friendships are formed through acts of kindness, sharing, and social skills. Children learn important skills like taking turns, sharing toys and playing with a classmate at recess. Friendships teach children how to accept others for who they are. They foster empathy, understanding, kindness and honesty. Friends bring fun into our lives.

The SEL committee has shared some books that families can read with their children about friendships. Through reading, children can learn and explore that wonderful world of friends.

 

“In the cookie of life, friends are the chocolate chips.” -author unknown

 

SEL Friendship Books

 

We Don't Eat Our Classmates

We Don’t Eat Our Classmates

https://video.link/w/QaYec

 

You Will Be My Friend Book Cover

You Will Be My Friend

https://video.link/w/udYec

 

The Invisible Boy Book Cover

The Invisible Boy

https://video.link/w/3fYec

 

Cover of Alma book

Alma and How She Got Her Name

https://video.link/w/0gYec

 

Enemy Pie book cover

Enemy Pie

https://video.link/w/9hYec

 

Strictly No Elephants Book Cover

Strictly No Elephants

https://video.link/w/PiYec

 

The Sandwich Shop Book Cover

The Sandwich Swap

https://video.link/w/BjYec

 

Nerdy Birdy Tweets

Nerdy Birdy Tweets

https://video.link/w/ykYec

 

The Quickest Kid in Clarksville

The Quickest Kid in Clarksville

https://video.link/w/clYec