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Social Emotional Learning: Optimism {Lesson Plans and Activities}

Haley O'Connor
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After several years in the classroom, I realized that my students needed instruction on HOW to be kind, respectful, and all the things I was asking them to be. I developed these units to support teachers in teaching and rewarding great character in the classroom! Building a classroom community is one of the most important things teachers can do and it greatly impacts our students academically! This unit on OPTIMISM is part of a year-long curriculum for teaching students how to have great character! However, this unit could also be used as a stand-alone resource for teaching all about being optimistic in the classroom. :)

This unit is part of a BUNDLE that includes TEN units on character education at a discounted price.

Lesson 1-What Does Optimism Mean?
To begin the unit, you'll discuss optimism with your class. You'll read different situations to students, and they will "turn it around" and discuss how to turn it into a positive. Students will even spin to practice "turning it around."

Lesson 2- How Does Optimism Sound?
Your class will discuss optimism and pessimism as well and finding the good in each situation. Then you'll read various scenario cards and students will decide if they are optimistic or pessimistic.

Lesson 3-Is the Glass Half-Full or Half-Empty?
Your class will discuss seeing the glass as half-full and half-empty, and how being optimistic makes things seem so much better! Than students will complete a quick craft about seeing things as half-full or half-empty.

Lesson 4-How Can We Find the Silver Lining?
In the final lesson, you'll help students understand the phrase "find the silver lining." You'll talk about "clouds" in life, and how even when things seem dark, we can always find something positive! Then students will create an adorable craft and write about finding the silver lining.

This Resource Also Includes:
-Optimistic/Pessimistic Flipbook
-Made the Best of It Writing Page
-What Can I Say Writing Page
-Optimism Parent Letter
-Optimism Poem for Shared Reading

Other Volume Two Units
Honesty
Gratitude
Compassion
Creativity
Perseverance
Mindfulness
Courage
Self-Discipline
Sportsmanship

Volume One Units
Kindness
Fairness
Respect
Self-Control
Conflict Resolution

Responsibility
Empathy
Self-Awareness
Leadership
Giving Back
Total Pages
40 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
1 month
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