picture books to read aloud to your 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students to help teach kindness and empathy

Picture Books to Help Teach Kindness and Empathy in Upper Elementary

There are so many good books that teach kindness and empathy to read aloud to your 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students.  Sometimes it can be hard to choose. But kindness and empathy are themes that upper elementary students need to be reminded of all year long.  You don’t have to choose just one book! Below, find some kindness and …

Ideas and activities (including bulletin boards) to help you celebrate kindness in the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade classroom

8 Ideas For Celebrating and Rewarding Kindness in the Upper Elementary Classroom

Drawing attention to and celebrating your 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students for being kind is one of the best ways to encourage more kindness!  There are so many different and fun ways to do this in your upper elementary classroom. Kindness breeds more kindness, so coming up with a plan to celebrate and reward kindness will only help you …