M - Mindful Maria - Managing Emotions
Mindful Maria is the thirteenth of the stories from Powerful You Primary. Maria helps children demonstrate effective coping skills when faced with a problem (ASCA Behavior - Self Management Skill 7). Maria also fosters a Positive attitude toward work and learning (ASCA Mindset 6).
Powerful You Primary (K-2) Directions:
Practice Breathing and Stretching with every lesson. https://www.powerfulyou.info/breathe-and-stretch-book.
Read one A-Z Powerful You themed story (26 social skills lessons).
Teach the positive self talk: Say it 3 times out loud. Then teach children to say it in their head. Practice with confidence, “M - I calm my mind.”
Review and post the Classroom Social Skills Sign that compliments each lesson.
Additional Activities: Use the practice/writing from the Powerful You book.
Role-Play: Allow the children to hold the Powerful You PRIMARY Educator Card and act out different scenarios.
Review self-talk from previous lessons until children have memorized every Powerful You letter! Use the Powerful You PRIMARY Educator cards like giant flash cards! A - I am attentive | B - I am brave…
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