Social Emotional Learning Journal Elementary - Digital Distance Learning & Print

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  1. This is a complete social emotional curriculum to support elementary kids learn critical SEL skills for the entire year AND extra resources to meet all your SEL needs. It includes over 180 lessons and activities targeting social awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationships, and decisi
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Use this journal to teach SEL skills throughout the whole year! Skills targeted include self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationships, and decision-making. Every day contains one prompt, so there are five prompts per week for a period of 35 weeks. This allows for 175 daily prompts for the entire year.


Updated to include a digital-friendly version for Google Slides. Note that this version has some wording changed to allow students to type instead of drawing. Of course, for prompts that involve drawing, students can use a separate app to draw and then add the image right into their journal if they choose!

An extra digital version is included for one-page prompts! This makes it easy to assign one page per day.

To access the digital version, open the PDF with "digital directions" in the title.

This journal is specifically tailored for younger learners with writing prompts, activities, and coloring. Three different versions are included to support growing writers: no lines, regular lines, and primary lines.

Why Teach Social Emotional Learning Skills

Social emotional learning skills help kids and young adults learn how to manage their emotions, develop stronger relationships, understand their own strengths and weaknesses, develop empathy for others, and learn to make positive choices. These skills are foundational for social and emotional well-being. With a greater emphasis on SEL skills in educational settings, this journal allows you to weave these skills into your daily instruction as part of a morning meeting, morning circle, social group, or morning work activity.

How to Use

This Social Emotional Learning Journal is intended to be a simple but effective way to add social emotional learning skills into your daily curriculum and instruction. They include 175 unique prompts that encourage writing, discussion, and new social-emotional learning. These can be used with a whole class or a small group. Once copies are made, no prep work is required. Just assign the daily prompt, allow for partner discussion, and discuss as a whole group. It is also helpful to highlight each skill throughout the week to encourage greater understanding and generalization.

Table of Contents

Introduction Materials

• Educator Guide

• Student Covers


• Week 1: Strengths & Challenges

• Week 2: Building Confidence

• Week 3: Understanding Feelings

• Week 4: Good Character

• Week 5: Growth Mindset

• Week 6: Positive Thinking Skills

• Week 7: Hopes for the Future


• Week 8: Working Well

• Week 9: Staying Organized

• Week 10: Self-Control

• Week 11: Expressing Emotions

• Week 12: Calming Strategies

• Week 13: Making Goals

• Week 14: Perseverance

Social Awareness

• Week 15: Social Expectations

• Week 16: Social Cues

• Week 17: Respect

• Week 18: Perspective-Taking

• Week 19: Developing Empathy

• Week 20: Showing Kindness

• Week 21: Celebrating Diversity


• Week 22: Friendship Skills

• Week 23: Conversations

• Week 24: Including Others

• Week 25: Working with Others

• Week 26: Compromising

• Week 27: Dealing with Conflicts

• Week 28: Making Up For Mistakes


• Week 29: Being Responsible

• Week 30: Making Good Choices

• Week 31: Owning Your Choices

• Week 32: Staying Safe

• Week 33: Problem-Solving

• Week 34: Healthy Habits

• Week 35: Reflecting on Choices

Note that both color and black/white options are included. A separate file with only the prompts is also included for your planning purposes.

Also note that I also have a Social Emotional Learning Journal for older learners available!

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These lessons, worksheets, and activities teach specific executive functioning skills, including: planning, organization, time management, task initiation, working memory, metacognition, self-control, sustained attention, flexibility, and perseverance. Each lessons is presented with "kid friendly" language to help younger learners grasp critical concepts of executive functioning skills to boost their brain power.

{ Mindfulness for Little Learners }

Help kids practice mindfulness to help promote happiness, attention, and emotional control. Activities including breathing exercises (like dragon breathing and cool off the pizza), coloring, practicing yoga, listening to music, using senses, and guided relaxations. Activities are specifically tailored to younger learners to be fun, hands-on, and active!


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Disclaimer: These resources and materials are for supplementary support/education purposes and not intended as a replacement for counseling, education, or other necessary supports. Educators, parents, counselors, and others who utilize these materials are encouraged to seek out additional support, as needed.


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