Firmly supported by a wealth of research linking children’s mental and physical health to emotional well being, this new edition of the bestselling Dealing with Feeling provides teachers of children aged 5–8 with structured opportunities to develop their emotional literacy. In this second edition, Tina Rae emphasizes the development of empathy, tolerance, resilience, and motivation as well as an emotional vocabulary. The text helps teachers introduce students to a variety of techniques for managing more complex and uncomfortable feelings in a variety of situations. Solution-focused strategies are woven into: Worksheet tasks Self-reflection activitiesTake-home assignmentsPacked with teacher-friendly sessions, this book fulfills the requirements of the PSCHE curriculum and Healthy Schools agenda and also complements the SEAL curriculum (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning).

Feeling Jealous
Feeling jealous

Warm up Activity

Hello and Welcome

This activity can be done in the hall or playground area but it is possible to conduct it within the classroom context if enough space is made available. The teacher is required to select four observers. The rest of the pupils then walk around the space and when a tambourine is tapped, they stop and say ‘HELLO’ to the person nearest to them. When they greet each other they should be encouraged to try and look and sound as friendly as possible, even if the person they approach is not a particular friend. The teacher can encourage the pupils to use as many ways of saying hello as possible, noticing and praising the use of different languages ...

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