*LEARNING PACKETS COMING SOON - STAY TUNED!*
In the mean time, let's talk about SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING!
Social-Emotional Learning, or SEL, gives students the tools to excel in and OUT of the classroom! At Henry, we teach explicit SEL lessons to all of our students to ensure that they make progress in emotion management, situational awareness, and academic achievement.
WHY SEL?! This video will explain!
One program that we use at Henry is called Second Step. Through Second Step, students learn invaluable skills that help them navigate their way through school as well as their community. The program uses age-appropriate games, activities, and media engage students and set children on a path to lifelong success.
We know that ALL of us have A LOT of feelings about what is going on right now and that is OKAY!! We can use the tools from school and Second Step to help us manage our feelings and continue our SEL growth. We can continue this growth even while we are away from school. Second Step can be used AT HOME!
Below are links to Second Step Songs! Students are familiar with these songs :)
Use these YouTube videos to sing along with when you are feeling a certain way!
The Calm Down Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vs0CgHZdNcc&t=8s
The Learner Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hH7Lj2BS1vc
The Anger Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=viaUQT4UrVk&t=15s
The Feelings Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-J7HcVLsCrY
Here are links to some other GREAT videos that can help you manage your feelings. These videos walk you through how to calm down.
Sing along or watch with the whole family!
Bring It Down Go Noodle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRkILioT_NA
The Listening Game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUIGKhG_Vq8
Rainbow Breathing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O29e4rRMrV4&t=122s
Inside Out; Guess the Feeling: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOkyKyVFnSs
Use Your Words: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDUcyLtKC3M
Songs to start the morning!!
A GREAT way to calm down is to make your very own COOL DOWN CORNER in your home!! Create a space for yourself to reset! The PDF for how to make a Cool Down Corner can be found at the bottom of this post!
I hope these videos and resources are helpful for you!!
Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if there is a specific SEL need your child has. I am here to help! Reach me by email or:
I now have the REMIND app!!!!
I can be found under "Miss McCabe K-2."
Take care of your mind this week!
I am thinking about you all.
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