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Teach kids the power of YET and how to self-regulate their emotions this spring in your kindergarten, first grade, or second-grade classroom. This spring social-emotional learning resource is the perfect companion to your spring, Earth Day, and Mother’s Day lesson plans. The mini-lessons and activities focus on happiness, responsibility, growth mindset, and managing emotions.
Why focus on social-emotional learning in the spring?
What is the scope and sequence?
It includes 4 weeks of SEL lessons and activities in 4 themes for the spring. There are 5-7 mini-lessons and activities for each theme.
Theme 1: Happiness
Theme 2: Responsibility
Theme 3: Growth Mindset
Theme 4: Managing Emotions
I suggest teaching one lesson/activity per day. They can be easily integrated into your morning meeting, read-aloud time, writing block, or during brain breaks and transitions. This resource was made with the K-2 classroom teacher in mind but would work well with any childhood educator or school counselor working with groups of children.
What does the mind+heart winter SEL resource include?
Look at the PREVIEW for a look at this SEL resource up close and the variety of lessons and activities included!
The mind+heart SEL spring resource includes a variety of thought-provoking discussion topics and engaging activities to help reflect on important social and emotional skills that are used in spring to provoke discussions amongst your kids. Children will have many opportunities to reflect and discuss the things that bring them joy and happiness as well as how to manage their emotions and be responsible.
Theme #1: Happiness.
Discuss what it means to be happy. These activities are perfect for discussing, identifying, and sharing activities and things that bring us joy and happiness.
6 mini-lessons & activities:
Theme #2: Responsibility
Teach and encourage students to be responsible and make good decisions. These activities give your students a variety of ways to practice being responsible and how their choices reflect that.
5 Mini-Lessons & Activities:
Theme #7: Growth Mindset
Discuss what it means to have a growth mindset. Your students will learn what it means to have a positive attitude and how they may not be able to do something right now, but with practice, they can get there.
7 Mini-Lessons & Activities:
Theme #4: Managing Emotions
Learning how to manage our emotions effectively is extremely important. Teach students how to identify their emotions and the tools they’d need to be able to manage them independently.
6 Mini-Lessons & Activities:
DIGITAL ACTIVITIES INCLUDED: Many of the activities from the printable version have been created in a digital version. These are ready in Google Slides for use in Google Classroom. The digital pages are great for use during remote teaching, distance learning, and in a one-to-one classroom!
Notes for Teachers:
Teachers are provided with a scope and sequence, topic layout, photos in action, and detailed instructions for teaching and using the activities and materials.
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