Mindfulness Matters: Understanding Myself and how I Fit into My School and Community

In this unit, the students will be introduced behaviors that align with self-awareness. The students will make observations, use the observations to make choices, use their choices, reflect on their choices, and work out any unsatisfactory choices throughout the unit. The students will demonstrate mastery of these skills by teaching through play to preschool students.
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Standards Aligned

Next Generation Science Standards, Social Studies (C3), Common Core ELA, Na Hapena A'o

Community Partner(s)

  • Community librarian
  • Community veterinarian
  • Community elementary school
  • Manderian teacher
  • Honolulu Police Department

Essential Question

How can you behave differently in different places and still be respectful and responsible?

Enduring Understanding

  • I can behave in a responsible and respectful manner by using self-control.
  • I can be a good citizen by respecting others, sharing, and participating.
  • I can observe and recognize good behaviors


Author Reflections

After teaching this unit, I think having some community partners come to the school and our classroom first would be more benificial than going out into the community. A sense of place within our shcool is so important and I would like to foster our school enviorment before venturing out into the community.

Learner Level Elementary

Primary Content English Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology