My Blue Is Happy by Jessica Young
This resource uses the book, My Blue is Happy to teach students about how feelings can be the same or different from others. This book follows one girl’s journey through her neighborhood as she explores what colors mean to different people. Is red angry, like a dragon’s burning breath? Or brave like a fire truck and a superhero cape? ls pink pretty or annoying? In book is an ode to colors and the unique ways we experience them. This resource helps students to think of feelings attached with colors and various events.
Using children's books to teach social skills is an excellent way to engage students in topics they need to learn or practice. Many children’s books are easily available and often familiar to students. Most students (even older ones) enjoy stories read to them and are more motivated to learn the concepts than through direct teaching. Because stores are fun and pleasurable for many children, being read to feels like a leisure activity during class time. Students also tend to relate the emotions of the characters and can easily provide discussion into how they should think, feel, or act.
Make Delivering Social Emotional Learning Easy
This resource includes a 30-45 minute lesson plan and activities which is a perfect way to introduce stories during circle time, social emotional learning time, or even as a sub plan when you want to reinforce concepts already talked about. It is also designed to follow the concepts presented in the Second Step® Curriculum. This product has been granted permission from the publisher and is meant to align with the materials of the Second Step® curriculum. It is also perfect for social workers, counselors, or psychologists to reteach the Second Step® Curriculum concepts in small groups or individual sessions. It comes complete with a scripted lesson plan, connections to social emotional/common core standards, lesson teaching guides, and individual practice pages.
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A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Hi! I’m Hiedi, an experienced school psychologist who works with PreK-12th grade students who struggle with social emotional functioning in school settings. The students I create products for need to learn the social emotional skills needed to succeed in classroom. I work with wonderful teachers who want to find fun and creative ways to engage students in these skills. My resources are all tested and tried so you get the best quality possible. I strive on getting feedback from teachers about how the students like the resources and adapt them to the needs.
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