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Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes- this is the first book I ever remember reading

Chyrsanthemum by Kevin Henkes Chrysanthemum loves her name until she goes to school and gets teased. Despite her parents encouragement, it takes Chrysanthemum's teacher Mrs. Twinkle to show everyone that Chrysanthemum is a great name.

Keepin' It Kool In KinderLand: Wrinkled Hearts + Freebie!

A great story addressing being bullied for having an unusual name. An ALA Notable Book and the School Library Journal Best Book of the Year.

"Bucket Fillers" is a classroom strategy used to help build a sense of community in the classroom by having student's "fill" other classmates "buckets" with compliments, kindness, confidence boosters, etc.  Student's are encouraged to be "Bucket Fillers" (a person who supports others) instead of a "Bucket Dipper" (a person who is unkind to others).

"Bucket Fillers" is a classroom strategy used to help build a sense of community in the classroom by having student's "fill" other classmates "buckets" with compliments, kindness, confidence boosters, etc. Student's are encouraged to be "Bucket Fillers" (

Perfect book for teaching students how to be a good friend, include others, and welcome new students to the class. Anchor chart and FREEBIE printables on the blog post!

Perfect book for teaching students how to be a good friend, include others, and welcome new students to the class

Kindness is such an abstract concept that is hard for a lot of students to understand. This kindness sort makes the concept more concrete. Students sort behaviors as kind or unkind. Check out this free resource now!

Kindness is such an abstract concept that is hard for a lot of students to understand. This kindness sort makes the concept more concrete. Students sort behaviors as kind or unkind. Check out this free resource now!

Do you need a hands-on, sensory lesson to teach about kind words? You will love…

Do you need a hands-on, sensory lesson to teach about kind words? Perfect for preschool, kindergarten, and even older kids! Also part of the Virtual Book Club for Kids!

FREE snap cube pattern cards - perfect for STEM bins or preschool and kindergarten centers

FREE snap cube pattern cards - perfect for STEM bins or preschool and kindergarten centers