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 activity the teacher gives a range of instructions for the pupils to follow. For example,
- put your hands on your head
- touch your left knee
- raise your left arm
- point to the door
- touch your nose
- sit down
- stand up, etc.
When the instruction is given with the sentence SIMON SAYS in front of it, then the pupils have to follow the direction. If it doesn't start with this sentence, the pupils shouldn't follow the instruction. If a pupil follows an instruction that didn't start with SIMON SAYS, then they are considered to be out. This is continued until a clear winner is identified.
Prior to introducing the new feeling, the teacher can ask the pupils to ...