Wondrous Will - Grief


Wondrous Will is the twenty-third of the stories from Powerful You (grades 2-adult). Will helps children manage strong feelings and use effective coping skills when faced with a problem (ASCA Behavior - Self-Management Skill Standard 7). Will also fosters a sense of belonging in the school environment (ASCA Mindset 3). 

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.

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The Next Place
By Warren Hanson

To express grief, children can create of LOVE Box with a left over chocolate box.  

The Invisible String
By Patrice Karst