Grateful Gretta - Gratitude (Foster Care)

Grateful Gretta is the seventh of the stories from Powerful You (grades 2-adult). Gretta demonstrates ability to delay immediate gratification for long-term rewards (ASCA Behavior - Self-Management Skill Standard 4). Gretta also encourages the development of whole self, including a healthy balance of mental, social/emotional and physical well-being (ASCA Mindset 1). 

Powerful You Intermediate Instructions

20-25 minutes per week for each of the 26 social skills lessons

1.    Breathe and Stretch before every lesson.  Feel the benefits in YOUR body and mind.  Kids love the breathing ball

2.   Read the true short story from the 8.5 x 11 Powerful You Educator Cards and watch connection radiate in your class.

3.    Stand tall and practice positive self-talk.

4.   Open the lines of communication by allowing children turn & talk time with each journaling question from the Powerful You Educator Card. (use transition chime to move through questions quickly)

5.   Display the Classroom Social Skills Sign.  Leave a classroom footprint of emotional wellness. 

6.   Use the Powerful You Book for positive quotes and additional activities that correspond to each A-Z lesson. Add your ideas to this resource book.  You are more powerful than you know!  

7.   Purchase The Powerful You Educator Kit . (Includes all resources for grades 3 and up)

8.   See more resources below.

Kids love to dance to this song after Gretta’s grateful lesson! You could even play freeze dance to get them moving to give their brains a break!!

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