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
In this game the pupils can be seated as for a circle time. The teacher can begin with the sentence:
I went shopping and I bought…
This sentence can then be passed around the circle with each pupil adding on another item. For example, ‘I went shopping and I bought a tin of baked beans’. The next person in the circle would say, ‘I went shopping and I bought a tin of baked beans and a ham sandwich’. The next person would say, ‘I went shopping and I bought a tin of baked beans, a ham sandwich and a microwave oven’, etc.
This is clearly a test of memory and the pupils should be encouraged to use visualisation strategies or other ...