Pausing Pablo - Anger

Pausing Pablo is the seventeenth of the stories from Powerful You (grades 2-adult). Pablo helps children manage strong emotions and encourages personal safety skills (ASCA Behavior - Self-Management Skill Standard 9). Anna also fosters 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.

Pablo knows when he needs to take a time out or when he is about to "flip his lid".  Watch the video below to understand your brain.

Breathe and Stretch Exercised to teach children to PAUSE when they are frustrated.

Go Fish: Swimming Toward Self Control
Franklin Learning Systems
Spinky Sulks
By William Steig

Pablo would often escape to Australia whenever he needed to recoup, think over something,  or cope with feelings of frustration.

Belly Breathing to calm the anger!

A Volcano in My Tummy: Helping Children to Handle Anger
By Eliane Whitehouse, Warwick Pudney
GRADES 3-6rebecca wells