4th grade- Test taking skills. Discussed many strategies for doing well on a test. Did a relaxation activity they can do when feeling stressed about a test (or anything, really). The students took a practice test to practice their testing skills and to impress upon them the importance of reading and FOLLOWING directions... :)
5th grade- All people have value! We used different images of dollars to talk about how people can be different sizes, shapes, colors, genders, etc. and still equally valuable. In a conversation about positive self-concept, we talked about things that might "crumple" a person and how we can smooth ourselves and others back out.