Created to support and address children's social-emotional skills, The Feels Educators’ Edition helps students learn how to identify 5 major emotional states as well as strategies for taking care of their feelings. With time, practicing the skills offered in The Feels encourages collaboration instead of combativeness with emotions, teaching children to listen without judgment to what our feelings have to say so we can decide the best course of action to take. This curriculum will support students with emotion identification, emotional regulation, Mindfulness, and Collaborative Problem Solving.
The Feels Unit Plan: Features a total of 7 lessons with extended activities that can be used in a whole classroom, small group, or individual instructional setting.
Lesson 1- The initial lesson strives to support children in identifying their emotions and understanding why they happen.
Lesson 2- Students learn to identify SCARED and learn strategies for taking care of scared.
Lesson 3- Students learn to identify MAD and learn strategies for taking care of mad.
Lesson 4- Students learn to identify SAD and learn strategies for taking care of sad.
Lesson 5- Students learn to identify WORRIED and how to befriend their own thorough cognitive/thought techniques.
Lesson 6- Students learn to identify CALM and how taking care of their FEELS helps them to be in control and make choices they want.
Lesson 7- Reflection - Compile learning into a book that can be used as an ongoing resource for students in class or at home.
Common Core Standards: RL.1.3, RL.2.3
Subjects: School Counseling, Character Education, Special Education, Reading, Life Skills
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The Feels curriculum introduces students to each of the six Social Emotional Learning Standards set forth by Washington State, touching on benchmarks and indicators using an engaging narrative and supplemental learning tools that can be accessed continuously within the classroom to further reinforce learning. Learn more about Washington's standards HERE.
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.