This emotions & feelings SEL curriculum includes 5 detailed, research-based lessons filled with hands-on and mindful activities that encourage children to express themselves and build important social and emotional skills. The lessons and activities work great for morning classroom meetings or end of the day lessons, school counselors and classroom teachers, and children in K-2.
Through a variety of thought-provoking lessons, discussions, community building ideas, and tons of engaging activities…
*Children will identify their own and others emotions through facial expressions and body language.
*Children will label and identify 12 different major emotions and common terminology.
*Children will learn to express their feelings appropriately using “I feel…” statements.
*Children will connect experiences with the emotions they cause.
*Children will learn about the major parts of the brain that control their emotions.
*Children will learn ways to feel good and how to focus on positivity.
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What does this unit cover?
Identifying & Labelling Emotions
Lesson 1: teaches children to identify and label 12 major emotions and other terminology commonly used for those emotions with the use of emotions posters. Children will draw facial expressions, recognize their own emotions, and match emotions with words.
Labelling Experiences with Emotions
Lesson 2: Teaches children to label different experiences with the emotion they cause. Children will share their own experiences with different emotions and complete various activities to help them with that.
Expressing Emotions Appropriately
Lesson 3: Teaches children positive ways of expressing their emotions using appropriate language and “I feel” statements. Children will practice expressing themselves with a partner orally and through writing and drawings.
What Causes Emotions + The Brain
Lesson 4: Teaches children that their brain controls their emotions and that certain parts of the brain control how they act and feel. Children will learn what those parts are and where they are through a brain craftivity and puzzle.
Thinking & Feeling Positive
Lesson 5: Teaches children to name positive feelings, identify things they can do to feel good, and activities they enjoy. Children will focus in on those positive feelings by creating a vision board, heart map, and reading positivity posters.
Activities included in the Emotions unit:
Look at the PREVIEW
for a look at this SEL unit up close and the variety of lessons and activities included!
*Discussion Starters cards
*Interactive anchor charts
*Emotions picture sort
*Board game, card game, and matching game
*Emotions clip chart
* Heart Map
Notes for Teachers:
Teachers are provided with comprehensive lesson plans, lesson layouts, printable materials, instructions, and a layout that is simple and easy to implement. This is a flexible SEL curriculum that can be taught when teachers have time, while the recommendation is to teach a lesson once to twice a week.
The mind+heart curriculum is research based and loosely aligns to the CASEL framework of the 5 core competences for SEL. It provides educators with an affordable option that is comprehensive and appropriate for the K-2 classroom.
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