Unit 2 Growth Mindset - Social Skills Emotional Learning Program

Unit 2 Growth Mindset - Social Skills Emotional Learning Program
Unit 2 Growth Mindset - Social Skills Emotional Learning Program
Unit 2 Growth Mindset - Social Skills Emotional Learning Program
Unit 2 Growth Mindset - Social Skills Emotional Learning Program
Unit 2 Growth Mindset - Social Skills Emotional Learning Program
Unit 2 Growth Mindset - Social Skills Emotional Learning Program
Unit 2 Growth Mindset - Social Skills Emotional Learning Program
Unit 2 Growth Mindset - Social Skills Emotional Learning Program
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Unit 2 - Growth Mindset for Little Ones (from the Kindness Classroom: A Social Emotional Yearlong Curriculum)

This SEL curriculum program focuses on exploring Growth Mindset concepts and strategies in the primary grades.

My goal is to provide easy-to-use teacher scripts, lessons and resources to help teachers introduce children to the concept of Growth Mindset and how this way of thinking can impact both emotional and academic progress.

A Growth Mindset can have a huge impact on the classroom learning environment, and change how students face daily challenges. I've personally seen the positive impact in my own classroom, and believe it's one of the most valuable tools to give students as they face various challenges in their lives!

This is a collection of engaging, community-building activities to give students the exposure and practice ESSENTIAL social skills needed to create a successful classroom environment.

♦ Please note: This is UNIT 2 ONLY of the full year SEL Kindness Classroom unit, which is a comprehensive Social/Emotional Learning curriculum for the ENTIRE YEAR (40 lessons - 200+ activities).
Click below for details on the yearlong program which is available for considerable savings when you purchase the bundle for your classroom or district!
Click HERE to take a quick look at the full year curriculum, and to read more FAQs about the program.


What’s included in UNIT 2 - Exploring Growth Mindset

→ Storybook : Little Penguin Learns To Fly: This is an original read-aloud story for your class library! The main character is a little penguin who decides he wants to fly. He asks several friends who can already fly if they will help him, but instead of helping, they are rather discouraging. Still, Little Penguin perseveres. Finally, another friend encourages him to change his mindset and fly in his own special way, using his own talents. Little Penguin reviews what he has learned by writing in his diary at the end of the story. This can be printed, or shared as an ebook with your students.

→ There are five VISUAL lesson plans included which will walk you through each lesson topic making it very easy to implement. Each lesson has at least 5 or more different activities, and includes a teacher script to help guide your lesson. This saves teachers valuable time and lets them focus on the conversation, concepts, and ideas of their students during these valuable discussions.


About The Lessons

Each of the 5 lessons has five or more different activities. The lesson map has both a description of the activity, and picture of the activity (or finished result). Group discussions for all 5 lessons include a teacher script to guide the conversation, with question and possible answers included.

After completing the 25+ activities in the unit, students will learn to:

♦ recognize the difference between fixed mindset and growth mindset

♦ realize that mistakes are okay, and we can learn from them

♦ recognize and use the power of YET in personal ways

♦ discuss concepts of perseverance, determination, practice, and patience

♦ learn to persevere through a STEM challenge



What Kind Of Activities Are Included?

→ Storybook “Little Penguin Learns To Fly” to read aloud and discuss

→ Personal mini-book - illustrating to show comprehension

→ Class Anchor Chart about Mindset (with images included)

→ Personal student anchor chart templates

→ Mindset Art Project (3D paper mindset brain model)

→ 2-page Partner Play “Little Penguin Makes Mistakes”

→ Comic Book versions of the story with a focus on dialogue

→ Growth Mindset Journal Prompts - cover and five pages

→ Vocabulary cards set for each lesson

→ Mindset Class and personal sorting activities

→ Mindset Printable Board Game

→ Mindset Flip Book ( 5 pages)

→ Growth Mindset Statements GO FISH card game

→ Power of YET personal reflection writing

→ Growth Mindset Coloring Posters - with writing component

→ Power of YET Poem and sequencing activities

→ Growth Mindset Task Cards

→ STEM Challenge and Writing: Putting Mindset To The Test!

→ Growth Mindset Positive Notes for Friends

→ Growth Mindset Tall Class Poster of Quotes


WHAT'S INCLUDED In The FULL YEAR BUNDLE?

UNIT 1 - Exploring Emotions
Storybook : Little Penguin’s Big Emotions
This unit explores naming and recognizing emotions in ourselves and others, expressing emotions in appropriate ways, personal emotions vs. others

UNIT 2 - Growth Mindset
Storybook : Little Penguin Learns To Fly
This unit explores learning from mistakes, perseverance, fixed vs. growth mindset, effort and our elastic brains

UNIT 3 - Self Management and Regulation
Storybook: Little Penguin Calms Down
This unit explores self-control, listening skills, calming strategies, anger management, visualization, mindfulness, anxiety and impulse control

UNIT 4 - Kindness and Relationships
Storybook: Little Penguin’s Kindness Contest
This unit explores kindness, bucket filling, inclusion, friendship, empathy, helping others, compassion, and communication and language to express kindness

UNIT 5 - Conflict Resolution Strategies
Storybook: Little Penguin’s Big Fight
This unit explores conflict resolution strategies to use in the classroom, role playing, using I-Messages, and sportsmanship

UNIT 6 - Respect and Inclusion
Storybook: Little Penguin Meets a Bully
This unit explores respect for self, others, and the earth, respect for the classroom environment and materials, diversity, bullying, and assertiveness, community, culture

UNIT 7 - Personal Responsibility
Storybook: Little Penguin Is Responsible
This unit explores being responsible, decision making, honesty, citizenship, integrity, classroom expectations, rights and responsibilities

UNIT 8 - Attitude and Gratitude
Storybook: Little Penguin Looks On the Bright Side
This unit explores having a good attitude, optimism, happiness, appreciation, gratitude, and resilience


♥ ♥ Teachers, please click the PREVIEW button above to see a detailed description of activities and a curriculum map of the whole program.
**PLEASE NOTE: The preview has information on UNIT 1 and UNIT 2 to help give you a broad understanding of the full year program, however THIS purchase is for Unit ONE only.
Click below to see the whole program which is available for huge savings before deciding so you don't miss out! :-)

Click HERE to take a quick look at the full year curriculum, and to read more FAQs about the program.

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