M - Mindful Maria - Managing Emotions

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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…

More resources below:

My Incredible Talking Body
By Rebecca Bowen
Julie Frizzi