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The Cool Bean Lesson and Activities for Social Emotional Learning


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Jory John’s “The Cool Bean” is an awesome story with several themes that make it great for whole group lessons, small group counseling, and individual counseling. This resource is a set of activities that companion wonderfully with the book. Activities cover the following areas: identifying what they personally believe is cool, developing ideas of how to be kind, inclusion, and self-acceptance.
Now includes Google Slides (TM) for most of the activities!
Resource includes:
  • Lesson plan including discussion questions while reading the story
  • Whole or small group movement-based intro activity
  • 6 worksheets (“I Am a Cool Bean”, “Cool Thinking”, “What is a cool bean?”, “What does cool even mean?”, “Cool and Kind”, and “Who I Am: Inside and Out”)
  • Craftivity/Mini-Book
  • Whole group processing activity (with directions for students to do in small groups or all together for emerging readers) using discussion/bean cards
This resource is a set of companion activities to go along with the story “The Cool Bean” by Jory John. The book is not included in this resource and needs to be purchased separately.
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“My students loved the activities from this resource! They especially loved being able to think of ways that they could describe themselves.”

“Love this book and these accompanying resources were fantastic! Excited to be able to continue using these with the digital updates!”

“This is an awesome bundle to go along with the Cool Bean book. I used this over a few weeks for my SEL lessons. The students loved it! I will use this every year for sure.”

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