‘Heart’-felt Reflections in Fourth Grade Lesson

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Fourth graders in Mrs. Pitrelli’s class at Smithtown Elementary School recently engaged in an English language arts lesson that also focused on social-emotional learning.

After reading the book “Listening with my Heart,” a story that focuses on kindness and compassion not only for others but for yourself, the students discussed and reflected on the messages in the book. Some of the messages delivered by the main character included spreading love and kindness, listening with your heart and treating yourself with kindness.

Following their reflections on the story, each student created and decorated their own hearts out of clay to remember to put their heart into everything they do.