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).
Warm up Activity
The teacher can randomly distribute sticky shapes among the pupils, sticking these onto the pupils' foreheads. However, it is important that the pupils do not see what their shape is. The teacher can make use of four or five different shapes, e.g. circle, star, triangle, moon, etc. Different coloured stars can be used if shapes are unavailable. The idea here is for the pupils to then group themselves according to the shapes on their foreheads. For example, all the circles together, all the stars together, etc. They are not, however, allowed to talk during this activity and are also not allowed to mime what someone's shape is. The teacher can time how quickly they are able to get ...