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December 11, 2020December 10, 2020

Primary Social/Emotional Dec. 7-11

This week our lesson focused on Strong Feelings. Children learned to put their hands on their tummies and say “Stop” to start calming down strong feelings. They learned that when they’re trying to do something hard, they might feel frustrated. Next week we will not have a social/emotional lesson. I will be reading some Christmas...

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December 11, 2020December 10, 2020

Roses Social/Emotional Dec. 7-11

This week’s lesson focused on Managing Anger. Students learned that everyone feels angry sometimes, but hurting other people’s feeling or bodies in response to angry feelings is not okay. Students practiced using counting to calm down angry feelings, then to be assertive to respectfully get what they want or need. Next week we will not...

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December 4, 2020December 3, 2020

Primary Social/Emotional Nov. 30-Dec. 4

This week’s lesson focused on Having Feelings in Our Body. Children who can identify their emotions tend to be more socially and emotionally competent. Learning to notice physical clues in their bodies helps children recognize upsetting emotions such as worry, anger, and frustration. Talking about feelings with an adult is an important coping skill. Next...

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December 4, 2020December 3, 2020

Roses Social/Emotional Nov.3-Dec.4

This week our lesson focused on Managing Anxious Feelings. Self-talk affects how people feel and can reduce or increase negative feelings. Students learned to identify negative self-talk and practice using positive self-talk to calm and manage anxiety. When students become overwhelmed by anxiety their ability to handle academic stressed deteriorates, and they become even less...

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November 20, 2020November 19, 2020

Primary Social/Emotional Nov.16-20

This week’s lesson focused on Caring and Helping. Empathy can motivate children to respond to others in a caring way. Young children often try to comfort others by showing they care- for example, by offering a toy or saying something kind. However, children may have trouble showing care and concern in situations that are emotionally...

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November 20, 2020November 19, 2020

Roses Social/Emotional Nov. 16-20

This week’s lesson focused on Handling Making Mistakes. Calming down skills can help student manage strong feelings. Belly breathing helps lower blood pressure and heart rate, both of which calm the body. In this lesson, students practice using belly breathing to calm down when they’ve made a mistake, a common problem that can evoke strong...

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November 13, 2020November 12, 2020

Primary Social/Emotional Nov. 9-13

This week’s lesson focused on Accidents. It is important for children to understand that some actions are accidents. This may make children less likely to jump to conclusions. When children assume that others did something on purpose, they are more likely to respond aggressively. This is particularly true of children who are more frequently aggressive...

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November 13, 2020November 12, 2020

Roses Social/Emotional Nov.9-13

This week’s lesson focused on Managing Embarrassment. Using a stop signal and naming your feelings are the first two Calming-Down Steps. Emotion and language are processed in different parts of the brain. Language use helps engage the thinking part of the brain. Simply naming a feeling can help decrease the intensity of the feeling, which...

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November 6, 2020November 5, 2020

Roses Social/Emotional Nov. 2-6

This week’s lesson focused on Emotional Management. It is hard to think straight and make good decisions when emotions are intense. Strong feelings of anger can lead to aggressive behavior and students may also struggle to make good choices when experiencing other intense feelings. Recognizing and labeling feelings in oneself and others facilitates problem solving,...

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November 6, 2020November 5, 2020

Primary Social/Emotional Nov. 2-6

This week’s lesson focused on students having different feelings about the same thing. In early childhood, children begin to recognize that people can feel and think different things about the same situation. This skill is an important part of social perspective taking. Without this understanding, children would not consider the existence of any perspective other...

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October 30, 2020October 29, 2020

Primary Social/Emotional Oct. 26-30

This week’s lesson focused on identifying the feelings of surprised and scared. Children who know how to identify emotions tend to have better social skills and be less aggressive and more accepted by peers. Students have learned to focus attention on what is happening, or the situation to help them tell how someone else is...

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October 30, 2020October 29, 2020

Roses Social/Emotional Oct. 26-30

This week’s lesson focused on Predicting Feelings. One of the causes of peer conflict and aggression is students assuming hostile motives when others do something they don’t like When students assume that others’ actions are hostile, they are more likely to respond aggressively. This is particularly true of students who are more frequently aggressive than...

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October 23, 2020October 23, 2020

Roses Social/Emotional Oct. 19-23

This week’s lesson focused on Showing Compassion. Empathy helps students perceive and understand what others are feeling. This lesson focused on the critical next step of putting empathy into action by showing compassion. Empathy motivates students to use caring words and actions with others. This helps peers feel less isolated, provides emotional support to peers...

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October 23, 2020October 23, 2020

Primary Social/Emotional Oct. 19-23

This week’s lesson focused on Identifying Anger. This lesson helps children improve their ability to identify anger in themselves and others. This skill provides a foundation for Unit 3: Emotional Management. Being about to read the feelings of others and identify their own feeling accurately is especially important for children who interact in an aggressive...

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October 16, 2020October 15, 2020

Roses Social/Emotional Oct. 12-16

This week’s lesson focused on students developing their ability to have empathy. It is important that they learn to interpret others’ feelings accurately. Students sometimes struggle to understand others’ perspectives because they assume that others feel the same as they do. Perspective taking is a critical skills for working in groups, making friends, and successfully...

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October 9, 2020October 8, 2020

Roses- Social/Emotional Oct. 5-9

This week the students learned about Feeling Confident. Students often hold the harmful beliefs that the ability to succeed in school is predetermined and natural, and that some students are smart and some are not. Students who understand that success comes from practice and perseverance are more likely to work hard and persevere. This lesson...

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October 9, 2020October 8, 2020

Primary Social/Emotional Oct. 5-9

This week students focused on identifying the feeling “happy”. People who are happy usually have a smile, their cheeks go up, and they have a twinkle in their eyes. Children who know how to identify emotions tend to have better social skills and be less aggressive and more accepted by peers. Children who can identify...

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October 2, 2020October 1, 2020

Roses Social/Emotional Sept. 28-Oct. 2

This week student focused on Learning More About Feelings. This lesson helps student expand their understanding of emotions. Elementary students may misinterpret how someone feels if they assume others react and feel the same way they would. Understanding that people can have different feelings in similar situations, and that these feelings can change, helps student...

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September 25, 2020September 24, 2020

Roses Social/Emotional Sept. 21-25

This week our lesson focused on the ability to identify others’ feelings using physical, verbal, and situational clues to develop empathy. Being able to label feeling as comfortable or uncomfortable lays the foundation for coping effectively with difficulty emotions. Accurately identify others’ feelings helps students make friends and avoid conflicts with peers. Next week’s lesson...

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