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Liking Myself – Self Esteem & Self Awareness

Lesson Title: Liking Myself

Grade(s): K-5

ASCA Standards:

  • A:A1.4 Accept mistakes as essential to the learning process
  • PS:C1.11 Learn coping skills for managing life events
  • PS:A1.5 Identify and express feelings
  • PS:A1.1 Develop positive attitudes toward self as a unique and worthy person

Learning Objectives:

  • Students will learn to like, appreciate, and respect themselves
  • Students will be able to identify and manage emotions
  • Students will gain social, emotional, and personality self-awareness


  • Liking Myself book by Pat Palmer
  • Liking Myself Workbook


Read the book Liking Myself and stop at the parts of the book that are mentioned in the workbook for students to write their answers. This activity will likely take several class periods. Ask students to share their answers with small groups or the class. Be sure to normalize feelings and to provide positive insight in healthy ways to learn about oneself and to manage emotions, behaviors, etc. Remind students to use these skills so that they might use these at home and at school in the future.


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