Lesson: You Matter
In this time of uncertainty, our students may feel a bit lost in the shuffle of adults who are preoccupied with many concerns and worries. Matthew Stensrud created this touching lesson to remind each and every child that they are important.
I suggest that you read this book for YOURSELF before preparing to use it with the children. I have experienced many days where I feel like I don’t matter recently. As I was reviewing the lesson for this post, I teared up a little bit as Matthew read the story to me through the video. I think that I will purchase this book and create my own read-aloud video as a holiday gift for the whole staff at my school. Even when it does not feel like it, remember: YOU are worthy, YOU are loved, YOU are valuable, YOU are important. Students AND teachers need this beautiful message right now.