September: Welcome Back
Meet your school counselor
Trivia game with cup knockover!
October: Emotions and Empathy:
Feelings Lesson: Updated Thermometer lesson plan.odt
Circle time. Talk about what a thermometer is and what it measures. We all have our own emotional thermometer. Expressing and understanding feelings is an important tool for resolving conflicts
Talk about using more descriptive words to describe how we are feeling
Emotional thermometer key messages:
We feel emotions more or less strongly at different times. For example, it is possible to feel intensely angry or furious, or just a little angry or annoyed.
You can use the thermometer to show different strengths of emotion. If you felt intensely angry you might rate the feeling a 9 or 10. If you felt just a little angry/annoyed, you may rate a 2 or 3
There are not right or wrong answers when using the thermometer, it's just how you feel
People can have different emotions for the same event
Introduction to Empathy
My docs: 3rd grade empathy lesson, perspective taking, powerpoint and videos (Duck,Rabbit)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CwCvpEMEJU&list=PLAxr23qNFKCLYtmRq1jIAu03LKCUdFDFC Homeless experiment video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9oSjvFRDTU Duck Rabbit video
EMPATHY SHOES, come up with new scenarios!
November: Conflict Resolution/Bullying
Recap with 3rd grade PowerPoint
Watch “Let it go” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVHYeyD13Nc
Kelso Skits (in docs)
Power point (Go to slide 10 then play upstander video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeqQCyQOCPg Upstander video
Continue the Power point explain in detail the four ways to be an upstander
Do four corners activity
Play this video at the very end https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=up-FKa0aEuI&index=3&list=PLvzOwE5lWqhScOdC3xMzs9FoAAfpxA-Tz short speak up video
December: Kindness and Gratitude
Accepting Differences Lesson
Under “My docs”, up/down exercise
January: Mindfulness/Anxiety and Worry
Mindfulness Lesson Plan #1
Anxiety and Worry Lesson Plan:
February: Self Esteem/Resilience
Self Esteem Lesson
Will.i.am video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyVzjoj96vs
Dove beauty sketches http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpaOjMXyJGk
Name-bow Rainbow activity, (get list of adjectives)
Self Love/Self Bullying lesson
Self Love/Self Bullying lesson
Have each student think about the negative things that they say to themselves on a daily basis. How do they put themselves down. Write out the insult you just said to yourself. Seeing it on a piece of paper will make it more obvious to you how hurtful your thoughts really are. When you think something like, “I am so dumb,” it likely passes through your mind so swiftly, you don’t have a chance to even register it. So many of us are so used to this kind of talk that we literally have to slow ourselves down and re-register what we are actually saying to ourselves. Writing it out is a great way to slow down and see the absurdity in your own negative self-talk.
Negative thoughts gozen video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-dMPXBl7yA&t=53s
Ask for volunteers to share what they have written. Ask if anyone else has ever felt that way. Point out that we are more alike that you may think. Then ask who considers themselves to be a bully (define bully first). Not many students will raise their hands.
Have them take their statements and tell them to turn to the person next to them and imagine that they have to tell that person what they wrote on their paper...as if they are telling that person the negative statement. Would the be able to say it? Such a hurtful statement? If they said it everyday to that person, would that be considered bullying?
Talk about the term self-bullying. Point out that unlike bullying, when you are self-bullying, there are no bystanders to step in and help.
HOW TO STOP NEGATIVE SELF TALK
1. Give your inner critic a name
2. Talk/fight back…Say “STOP”, then ninja kick
3. Replace the negative with a positive
4. What would you say to your friend if they were saying the same thing to themselves?
Watch love letter to yourself video and then write a love letter to themselves
March: Growth Mindset
Growth Mindset Lesson
Re-Introduce Growth Mindset. Look at Teacher’s guide and student journals in my docs
Watch: You can learn anything: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JC82Il2cjqA
Introduce Growth Mindset Journals
April: Growth Mindset
Growth Mindset continued
Continue growth mindset journals
Transition Lesson Plan