March 23-27

e-Learning Activities (March 23-27)

Monday, March 23, 2020
Set Small, Daily Goals

Keep your focus on real things you can do! Set small, daily goals for yourself and keep track of your goals. Set a goal about how much you will read each day, how long you’ll practice your free throws each day, how many nice things you’ll say to family members each day, or something else that’s important to you!

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Bring It Down (Guided Meditation)

This exercise teaches how to gain control of stressful energy when it becomes hard to handle. _________________________________________ Wednesday, March 25, 2020 “Giraffes Can’t Dance” By: Giles Andreae Questions to think about before reading: 

  1. Have you been to the zoo?
  2. What animals do you see on the cover? Have you seen these in real life?
  3. Can animals dance? Can giraffes jump in the air and twirl?

Questions to think about during/after reading: 

  1. Were the animals being nice when they laughed at Gerald?
  2. How would you feel if you were Gerald?
  3. How does Gerald feel at the end of the story compared to in the middle when the animals were laughing at him?

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Blowing Bubbles

Blowing bubbles is an activity that can teach students about the importance of controlled/deep breathing. Have students try different lengths and speeds of breaths to blow bubbles. Deep steady breaths win every time!     
Note:
If you don't have bubbles try using a stuffed animal to practice deep belly breathing!

Have your child lay down on their back and put a stuffed animal on their belly. Have them breathe in and move the stuffed animal up, then breathe out and bring the stuffed animal back down. This helps teach kids to use their belly to take big deep breaths. (https://copingskillsforkids.com/deep-breathing-exercises-for-kids) Friday, March 27, 2020 “Wilma Jean the Worry Machine” By: Julia Cook  

Questions to think about:

  1. What are some of the worries that Wilma Jean has? Can you relate to her worries?
  2. What happens to Wilma Jean when she worries?
  3. What did Wilma Jean’s teacher do to help Wilma Jean with her worrying?
  4. Why is sorting our worries (like Wilma Jean’s teacher did) helpful?

Activity:

Make a list of your worries and write them down/talk to an adult about what you can do when you feel worried (ex. Take deep breaths, take a quick walk, think of something funny, use positive self-talk (“I can do this”), talk to an adult, use a stress ball)