Mental and Emotional Well Being

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Promote positive ways to express emotions with five lessons that focus on feelings, friendship, and dealing with stress. Scholars learn how to identify and express feelings through role play, grand conversation, a game, poetry reading, writing a feelings book, and dancing their emotions evoked by music. They investigate what makes a good friend by exploring positive character traits and creating a friendship gallery. Learners also examine the causes of stress and how to deal with it by writing a book about stress, and practice relaxation techniques.       

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Laminate feelings cards for continued use 
  • Create a feelings word wall to reference when talking about emotions
  • Take a musical brain break singing and dancing to If You're Happy and You Know It when learners are in need of break from current instruction 
Classroom Considerations

  • Take pupils' level of comfort with expressing emotions into consideration when conducting lessons that require them to share their personal feelings
Pros

  • Teacher notes are provided to support lesson implementation 
  • Each lesson is well organized and easy to follow
Cons

  • The worksheets' graphics are not high quality