Includes 73 pages! This unit uses popular children's books to teach social emotional skills. This program can easily be incorporated into times you may already have in your schedule like morning meeting, read aloud time, book buddy time, etc. This program can also be used by specialists or in small groups to help reinforce skills they may be struggling with.
Emotion Management Unit Introduction
Emotion Management is the ability to identify and mange your own strong feelings. Students will learn that strong feelings are natural but it is not okay to act mean or hurtful towards others. Students will also learn to identify the feeling clues in their own bodies when having a strong emotion. They will also learn some school appropriate coping skills that they can use in the classroom when they have a strong feeling. This unit was created to help teachers of Preschool to 2nd grade students learn a beginning feeling vocabulary and empathy skills. The skills that are essential to learning emotion management are:
Why is this Unit Important?
When students experience strong emotions, they need to have a effective way to handle them in the classroom. For some students, regulating their feelings in the classroom can be difficult. However, teaching students to recognize these feelings and practicing coping skills can reduce aggression and teach prosocial behaviors. Teachers can learn ways to teach students how to keep strong emotions form escalating and turning into negative behaviors. When teachers spend time teaching these skills, when students do have strong feelings they can navigate them much easier and have more time for instruction and safe classroom climates.
In this unit, students will learn and practice how to handle the strong feelings such as anger, worry, frustration, and disappointment. The lessons include fun games, activities, and practice of the key components of each of the skill being taught. Students love the interaction and teachers love the easy to use format.
1. Scripted Lesson Plans
Each lesson includes a 2 page lesson plan to guide you. Easy to follow directions makes the prep for each lesson simple. It is suggested to review the lesson ahead of time so that you can modify any of the activities to fit your classroom or group.
2. Vocabulary Cards
These vocabulary cards provide a visual of the main concepts presented in each lesson. Visual vocabulary helps students to understand abstract concepts. Students who have difficulty learning some of the social emotional concepts can benefit from these visuals to help them process the information in each lesson. Each lesson contains clip art versions. Some also contain photos to help with more realistic visuals of the concepts.
3. Teaching Guides
Each lesson comes with teaching guides to give a visual for the concepts being described. You can use the guide with a small group or display the visual on screen. You can also use the visual as a guide for creating Anchor charts with the group. This is a great way to have students help you come up with their own language and structure for the concepts.
4. Activity Visuals
Some of the lessons include activities that are enhanced with visuals. The no-prep nature of the lessons means that all you need to do is print the visuals to help with the lessons. You can also project the visuals on screen to reduce the amount of printing you need to do.
5. Student Worksheets
Each lesson includes a paper and pencil worksheet for students to complete. Teachers can use these for assessment of learning, homework, or independent seatwork. The worksheets are also ADAPTED to two levels that you can use with groups of students.
#1 The Way I Feel by Janan Cain
This resource uses the book The Way I Feel by Janan Cain to explore a variety of feelings in a fun and vibrant way. The book explores what might make you sad, scared, happy or excited. It also helps children explore what they might do when they have those feelings. This is a great book for helping students recognize feelings and how their body might feel when they have them.
Includes 13 Pages:
#2 Zach Gets Frustrated by William Mulcahy
This resource uses the book Zach Gets Frustrated by William Mulcahy to teach about how to manage frustration. Zach and his family go to the beach, but Zach is having a lousy day. Zach kicks sand, yells angry words, and asks his dad if they can just go home now. Instead, his dad teaches him a simple, three-step approach to get a handle on frustration when things aren’t going his way: 1) name it (why are you frustrated?); 2) tame it (self-regulation exercises such as deep breathing or visualization); 3) reframe it (change your thoughts to change your feelings). Easy to understand and easy to remember.
Includes 12 Pages:
#3 Steps and Stones: An Ahn’s Anger Story by Gail Silver
This resource uses the book Steps and Stones: An Ahn’s Anger Story to teach about how to calm down strong feelings. When Anh’s friends don’t want to play with him at recess he feels left out. His anger shows up to keep him company. His anger, personified as a red hairy impulsive creature, teaches him some valuable lessons about not getting carried away by his strong emotions. By counting his steps and coordinating them with his breathing Anh is able to slow down and take his anger for a peaceful and magically transformative walk. This book is the perfect way to teach how students can calm down using deep breaths and counting.
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#4 Waiting Is Not Easy! by Mo Williems
This resource uses the book Waiting Is Not Easy! In this fun story, Piggie has a surprise for Gerald, but he is going to have to wait for it. And Wait. And wait some more. This is very hard for Gerald. He at first is so excited that he can not wait. He begins asking Piggie lots of questions. When Piggie still won’t tell him he tries to wait but it is getting harder. He goes through the emotions of frustration and worry that the surprise will never come. The pictures capture these emotions which allow for students to better grasp feelings. At the end, Gerald is glad he waited.
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#5 Miles Got Mad by Ruby Studio
This resource uses the book Miles Got Mad by Ruby Studio which is about a boy named Miles who got mad when his little brother broke his toy. As his anger gets bigger, Miles looks in the mirror and sees a furry red monster staring back at him. Miles is able to see what his mad looks like and he doesn’t like it. He uses his words to make the monster smaller and it eventually goes away. This book does a great job explaining how anger looks and how to use words to calm your thoughts, feelings, and actions. It is a great way to teach self-regulation to all young students.to explore a variety of feelings in a fun and vibrant way. The book explores what might make you sad, scared, happy or excited. It also helps children explore what they might do when they have those feelings. This is a great book for helping students recognize feelings and how their body might feel when they have them.
Includes 12 Pages:
#6 You Get What You Get by Julie Gassman
This resource uses the book You Get What You Get by Julie Gassman to teach disappointment to young students. The main character of the book, Melvin, throws fit after fit when he doesn't get what he wants. However, the rule at school is that he gets what he gets and doesn’t throw a fit. He does not do this at home until one day when his sister throws a fit. He accidently shares the rule with his family. He soon realizes it is the best way to handle disappointment. This book teaches negative and positive ways to handle disappointment in an engaging way.
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A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Hi! I’m Hiedi, a school psychologist who has worked for 18 years with PreK-12th grade students who struggle with social emotional functioning in school settings. The teachers and students I create products for need fun and creative ways to address social emotional skills in classroom. 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 their needs.
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