For reading, I brought in a collection of books around the topic of friendship/kindness - students then chose a book they wanted to read.
After reading, students drew writing prompts from a jar, and in response wrote as many sentences as twice their grade level (for example, third graders wrote 6 sentences). All prompts revolved around kindness, for example:
I show others I care when ______________________
Friends can be counted on to _____________________
The best way to show my family that I care is when I _______________________
The most important kindness I’ve received is _________________________
Kindness means ______________________________
Interestingly enough, the students were pretty resistent to write about kindness - I suspect it is a concept that isn't culturally talked about often, although parents were glad that the kids were exploring the topic.
I was planning on sharing the Susie Story, but the timing did not feel right. Writing about kindness was a challenge enough for this group of kids.
For math, we played Close Call: An Addition Card Game. It was great - we modified it depending on grade level (ranging from single, double or triple digit addition). Worked great, as everyone was in different groups according to their level.