* Parents & guardians, please check your emails for specific lessons that might be sent for your student *
You may hear the term "Social and Emotional learning" used a lot, but what is it? It's many things!
Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire the knowledge, attitudes, and skills they need to:
- recognize and manage their emotions;
- demonstrate caring and concern for others;
- establish positive relationships
- make responsible decisions
- handle challenging situations constructively.
(Source ~ Illinois State Board of Education)
Each of these compenents are made up of many different skills and and knowledge. Here are just a few!
Feelings and Emotions Social Skills/Friendships Problem Solving Growth Mindset Mindfulness Focus & Attention Self-advocacy Self-esteem Self-control Anxiety/Worry Bullying
SEL lessons are also dependent on the age and developmental level of a child. But no matter their age or grade, these are important lessons. On this page and the tabs below, I will be posting remote learning SEL lessons, ideas, and activities. If there are additional topics you would like some ideas for, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know what you are looking for help with.
Home SEL activities that you can do anytime!
Read books ~ remember that there are lots of read alouds on youtube!
Play games together to practice turn taking, cooperation, fairness, and sportmanship
Build a "fort" or set-up a quiet corner
Cook something together ~ practice following directions, being helpful & kind!
Make a craft, build, draw or color, paint, make clay, play with playdoh
Video series that inlcude SEL lessons:
Howard B. Wigglebottom - https://wedolisten.org/
PBS Kids is a great resource as well. It includes videos, games and activities. https://pbskids.org/