Yeti’s lessons teach students important skills and concepts surrounding the theme of mindfulness. By learning to slow down and notice their thoughts, senses, and feelings, students will be better able to focus on the present moment. Research supports mindfulness as a key skill to help improve concentration, reduce anxiety, and increase skills for emotional regulation.
Notice and identify emotions, thoughts, and feelings.
Develop an emotional regulation Toolbox.
Build the foundation for a regular mindfulness practice in your classroom.
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Lesson 1: Mindfulness with Yeti
Through reading the story, “Yeti Focuses on Her Senses” students learn to slow down, notice their senses, and relax their bodies to be fully present.
Lesson 2: Introducing the Five Senses
Students learn to identify the five senses and the different aspects of life their senses allow them to experience.
Lesson 3: Identifying Feelings
Students identify five key feelings of happiness, excitement, sadness, anger, and worry and learn to describe how these feelings may show up in their bodies.
Lesson 4: Regulation Tools
Students explore different emotional regulation tools and learn to identify tools that calm or energize their bodies.
Materials & Resources
Key terms, discussion, and reflection questions support a deeper understanding of the important message and intention of Yeti’s lesson.
As a Special Education Teacher and Marriage and Family Therapist, we started Slumberkins to bring social-emotional learning into as many homes and schools as possible, beginning with tools for the family and expanding our approach to support the home-school connection.