It’s Sunday night, and as you eat dinner your mind drifts to the stack of papers on your desk that need to be graded, the emails from parents waiting in your inbox, and your lesson plan for tomorrow morning that could use another glance. You have to be at school at 7 am, and you groan when you count the few hours between now and then. 

Sound familiar? Whether you call it the Sunday blues, Sunday anxiety, or the Sunday scaries, the fact is that Sunday night is filled with stress and worry for 80% of professionals, according to a LinkedIn survey. These Sunday scary feelings often come from one of two places:

  • Dread about the work week ahead and upcoming tasks, or
  • Regret over how the weekend was spent and things that did not get done

Both feelings ultimately come from a place of anxiety, and this anxiety

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It may be a constantly changing world for our students, but one thing is for certain: Being kind is just as important now as ever before. Send students the message that kindness is a top priority—and honor the reality that showing it can take courage, creativity, and persistence—by including books about it in your curriculum. Here are 23 of our favorite kindness books for the classroom.

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1. Boo Who? by Ben Clanton (Pre-K–1)

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It can be hard to find ways to include someone new—especially when that someone is invisible—but it’s worth the effort. Simple and sweet, it’s easy for kids to “see” the possible connections between this story and their own lives.

Buy it: Boo Who? on Amazon

2. What Does It Mean To Be Kind?

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