Mindfulness is an important social emotional skill that helps students build their focus, learn how to be present, in the moment, with focus and without judgement of self or others.
This bundled unit on mindfulness includes one lessons and two activities to support the identification and growth of mindfulness.
Using a SEL attribute map the first interactive activity reviews three important attributes of SEL; empathy, mindfulness and self concept. Through a fun game, students will work through how to be mindful using their five senses. The activity culminates with a writing for reflection activity.
The second lesson is an interactive activity that helps students be more observant with their sight. The activity concludes with a writing assignment where students plan how to be more observant throughout the week.
The last lesson gives students the opportunity to practice and apply mindfulness through real-world, age appropriate scenarios. The lesson provides additional resources to use for practicing mindfulness.
This unit includes all the necessary materials to successfully teach mindfulness in your classroom. Each lesson provides approximately 30-45 minutes of instruction in the classroom and can be adjusted for different time frames if necessary. The lessons are fully loaded with ELD and differentiation support as they are integrated with Common Core ELA standards. We suggest that you teach one lesson in this unit per week during your regular ELA time.
The 3 lessons included are:
1. Mindfulness Skills Activity.
2. Practice Mindfulness Activity.
3. Apply Mindfulness Lesson.
1. (3) Teacher Guides with differentiation support.
2. PowerPoint lesson with 16 colorful slides.
3. Writing - making a plan
4. (2) Writing for reflection.
5. SEL Asset Map.
6. 5 Senses Snack Form.
7. Independent practice sheet.
8. Senses activity sheet.
By the end of this lesson students will be able to:
1. Review and practice five senses.
2. Practice being mindful by using the senses.
3. Reflect on their mindfulness experiences.
4. Practice mindfulness through being observant.
5. Reflect on what it meant to be mindful.
6. Create a plan for being more mindful.
7. Describe what it means to be mindful.
8. Practice being mindful in various scenarios.
9. List the benefits of being mindful.