In October 2013 a book addressing this aloneness, The Invisible Boy (Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of Random House Children's Books) was released by author Trudy Ludwig with illustrations by Patrice Barton.
Stand in My Shoes: Kids Learning About Empathy by Bob Sornson Ph. Stand in My Shoes shows kids how easy it is to develop empathy toward those around them. Empathy is the ability to notice what other people feel.
I have done this the last few years with A Great Student Is.love the idea of including new categories. Kids brainstorm what a terrific teacher is, does, says, and is not. Great ice breaker for the first week, maybe as a carousel activity