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 Bereaved
Feeling bereaved

Warm up Activity

Feeling Lines

The teacher can distribute plain pieces of A4 paper to each pupil in the group and also make available a selection of coloured pencils or pens. Each pupil is given the name of a feeling which they are then asked to commit to memory. These might include the following: happy, sad, angry, upset, nervous, unconfident, contented, lonely, etc. Each pupil is asked to draw a line in order to represent the feeling that they have been given. This can be done to a time limit, e.g. 3 minutes. The line must start on one side of the paper and finish on the other but it can be any colour, thickness or shape. The pupils can then group themselves ...

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