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Kindergarten teacher's request for mental health books goes viral

"Think about it."

Tina DuBrock repeatedly yet gently tells this to her kindergartner students at Protsman Elementary School in Dyer.

"This is brand new to you, but you'll learn it quickly if you think about it," DuBrock told them again one Wednesday morning when I visited her classroom.

Her class of 18 kids, some with special needs, were each given a number from 1 to 10. Their task was to find a partner whose number added up to 10 along with their number. Some kids figured it out immediately. Others not so quickly.

DuBrock, who

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