These four mini-lessons were created to aid in students’ social emotional learning and well-being as they return to school after an extended break due to COVID-19. They are 10-15 minute whole group presentations with discussion, followed by a small amount of independent reflection and processing. Each lesson includes 2-3 interactive Google Slides for use in virtual learning and 1 worksheet for use in school-building learning.
1. Back to School Feelings: Students will identify and express the different emotions they have about returning to school.
2. Lots and Lots of Changes: Students will identify and process the changes related to returning to school this year.
3. Hello New Year: Students will develop a hopeful attitude for the new school year.
4. Coping With the Stress: Students will learn and practice skills for when they are upset in school or having trouble focusing in school.
These can be used for in-person lessons or for distance learning. They apply to students learning virtually, in person, or in a hybrid situation. If you aren’t able to use these for synchronous learning, you can record yourself narrating the slides and upload the lessons as videos.
*Open the preview for more details of the slides included!*
You can post the slides as an assignment in Google Classroom™ (just make sure to select “make a copy for each student”) or you can share with any student (or parent) that has a Google login. It also will work as a PowerPoint assignment for Microsoft Teams (PowerPoints of the presentations are also included).