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 the Manner of the Word
In this activity one pupil can be asked to leave the room and can be presented with an adverb card, e.g. angrily, funnily, miserably, discontentedly, etc. They can then be asked to come back into the room whilst the other pupils observe them doing something in the manner of the word, e.g. cleaning their teeth angrily, brushing their hair sadly, eating their dinner madly, etc. The pupils in the group have to guess the word and the person who guesses correctly then has a turn at doing an action in the manner of the word.
Prior to introducing the new feeling, the teacher can ask the pupils to feed back on the previous session's ...