Listening Lucy - Listening

Listening Lucy is the Twelfth of the stories from Powerful You (grades 2-adult). Lucy encourages the use effective oral/ written communication skills and listening skills (ASCA Behavior - Social Skills Standard 1). Lucy also fosters a positive attitude toward work and learning (ASCA Mindset 6). 

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.

In her newest book, The Invisible Boy, Trudy Ludwig shows how small acts of kindness can help children feel included and allow them to flourish. Any parent, teacher, or counselor looking for material that sensitively addresses the needs of quieter children will find this gentle story a valuable and important resource.

The Invisible Boy
By Trudy Ludwig

LISTEN TO YOUR BODY!  My Incredible Talking Body by Rebecca Bowen teaches children that their body actually talks to them and tells them when they are happy, sad, angry, or worried.  You can also go here to get some clever ideas of how to you this book in the classroom from Counselor Keri.  Every counselor needs to have this book!


My Incredible Talking Body
By Rebecca Bowen
The 7 Habits of Happy Kids
By Sean Covey

Do you take time to notice and listen to the beauty around you?  This story recounts the true tale of when renowned American violinist Joshua Bell took his instrument into the D.C. subway and played a free concert. Only seven people stopped to listen, while more than a thousand passed right on by. In this telling, a boy named Dylan hears the music, and shows the reader how important it is to be awestruck, wonder-filled, and attentive to the world around us.

The Man With the Violin
By Kathy Stinson