This lesson book combines stories for social emotional learning (SEL) with thought-provoking activities to help elementary students increase their critical thinking skills, their self-esteem, and their engagement with school, giving them a greater sense of empowerment. Within each individual lesson, educators will find:
• an SEL objective with specific keywords like "inner strength," "problem solving," and "responsibility"
• an engaging story that focuses on a distinctive quality of either a plant (like the inner strength of bamboo) or an animal (like the courage of a pig)
• multiple activities that are quick, easy, and require few supplies to help kids identify and dive deeper into the specific SEL concepts represented