Optimistic Oreda - Positive Thinking

Optimistic Oreda is the fifteenth of the stories from Powerful You (grades 2-adult). Oreda helps children manage effective coping skills when faced with a problems (ASCA Behavior - Self-Management Skill Standard 7). Anna 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.

This song reminds us all to never give up! Keep fighting and stay strong!!

Oreda's favorite book about having a great attitude and taking life lightly!

Sunny Shifts His Brain
By Julie Mendenhall
Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses
By James Dean, Kimberly Dean

Oreda knows that challenges can create a positive change!

Excellent Reading Counts book for independent reading (4th grade level).

Leo the Lop (Serendipity Series)
By Stephen Cosgrove

This video teaches kids and adults how to combat negative thinking!

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