Social Emotional Learning
In the classroom, social skills come first. Keep students on track with these ideas.
4 feelings activities for kids - Gift of Curiosity
10 Children's Books that Teach Acceptance and Empathy
Cool Down Cubes - great for students who have difficulty with anger. Using a permanent marker, write a safe "cool down" strategy on each ice cube. For example: count to ten, walk away, talk to a friend, take three deep breaths, etc. I also left a few of the cubes blank so that the students could come up with their own strategies.
Crafty Counselor Chick: Cool Down Cubes
Using an Emotion Thermometer
Wrap one box filled with rocks in pretty paper. Wrap another box filled with m in torn newspaper and twine. Ask kids which they'd prefer... Then open them! Not everything that looks nice on the outside is nice on the inside. Then taste the m Can they tell the difference between the colors? That's because no one color is better than another!
Wrap one box filled with rocks in pretty paper. Wrap another box filled with m in torn newspaper and twine. Ask kids which they'd prefer... Then open them! Not everything that looks nice on the outside is nice on the inside.
Twitter / chartchums: Chart-a-day social skills ...
How to Make Social Skills Stick
Secret Service (Kindness Activity)...have one for each student in an envelope, maybe have each student have a specific task (e.g. talk to someone who is alone, say please and thank you, hold the door open for someone, tell your teacher thank you each day)...or have them exchange names for the holidays to perform acts of kindness (lesson about taking care of one another).