As part of our Social Emotional Learning curriculum in kindergarten, the students learn about their emotions, how emotions influence their behavior and how to sympathize with others. Children learn how to read social cues and respond in supportive ways. Children also learn about different perspectives, as naturally, children's emotions can vary from person to person in certain situations. Our most recent discussions center around being brave. Being brave, in kindergarten, means children will try something they do not necessarily want to do or think they can do. They persist and try, finding courage either within themselves or with the help of people around them. Being brave transcends into reading and writing when we encourage them to take risks with stretching out words or sounding out words, ultimately persisting even when things get tough.