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Grades 1–3
Narrative

The Day I Cheered My Friend Up

Sherilyn, 826LA
Presented by: Cartoon Network
A story about what to do when one witnesses bullying.
What Your Students Will Produce

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by Nicolien Buholzer, 826LA
Grades 1–3
Lessons
Kindness Counts
by Cartoon Network

by Nicolien Buholzer, 826LA

Informational

Why does kindness count? In this lesson, students will consider acts of kindness they’ve experienced or witnessed and reflect on…

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