• Join us each month for a new theme and activities to work with your students! This month's theme is #JoyfulJune

     

    #SEL Day 2022: https://selday.org/

    Join the movement to support social emotional learning

     

    #JoyfulJune Quote of the Month:

    "Every day may not be good, but there is good in every day."

     

    - Alice Morse Earle

  • June Calendar #JoyfulJune

    Action for Happiness Calendar #JoyfulJune. Connect with others and spread kindness.

     

    Week #1: Action Calendar

    https://actionforhappiness.org/sites/default/files/Jun%202022.jpg

     

    Week #2: Everyone is Important

    https://fit.sanfordhealth.org/

    Build a strong community by allowing students to see the program as a safe, caring environment and provides support as we navigate the unknown. Guide students though a guided meditation, to help refocus and center ourselves. This can help set the tone, for a calm and safe place. GoNoodle Flow, have free online guided meditation videos to lead the practice. https://www.gonoodle.com/tags/WwJzlw/flow?tab=videos

     

    Week #3: Colors and Joy

    This activity, allows students to express joyful emotions using color. Using pictures from artist Edward Hopper, have students to look at the pictures and describe the mood and feelings of the pictures, and which colors guide them in their thinking. Ask, “How does the following color make you feel?” (Yellow, green, pink, blue, gray, black) Using magazine pictures, have students create a collage of colors that show joy, happiness, sadness, and sorrow. You can find more works of art by Edward Hopper https://www.edwardhopper.net/

     

    Week #4: Joy and Movement

    This activity allows students to listen to music that they find joyful. Invite students to share what kind of music they enjoy listening to, and what kind of music makes them feel joyful. Play joyful music for students and have them to dissect what about the music makes them feel joyful.

    Ask, “What is happening to your body, as you hear joyful music?” Now play music, with a slower beat.

    Ask, “What is happening to your body, with slower music?” “How does slower movement and speed make you feel compared to faster movement?

    Ask, “How does the music you listen to usually make you feel?” “Why do you think it makes you feel that way?” “Is it because of the words or the music?” “If the words to a sad song were put with joyful music, how would you feel?”

     

    Here is a list of music titles you can use for this activity:

#MeaningfulMay Action for Happiness Calendar

  • Joyful June Action Calendar

SEL Video of the Month: #MeaningfulMay


  • What is Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and how can I be part of this?

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)

  • What is Social-Emotional Learning and why does it matter?

    Per CASEL, Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) reflects the critical role of positive relationships and emotional connections in the learning process and helps students develop a range of skills they need for school and life.SEL Framework by CASEL

SEL Resources

  • I Am Poem Template

  • As the pandemic continues, kids are turning to meditation to manage anxiety

  • SEL skills include the ability to:

    •  set and achieve positive goals
    •  feel and show empathy for others
    •  establish and maintain positive relationships
    •  make responsible decisions
    •  understand and manage emotions

     

    All of these skills are necessary—both for educators and students—to function well in the classroom, in the community, and in college and careers.

    Visit the CASEL Interactive SEL Framework to learn more about the CASEL Wheel  (above)

Previous Monthly Themes

  • May 2022 - #MeaningfulMay

  • April 2022 - #ActiveApril

  • March 2022 - #MindfulMarch

  • February 2022 - #FriendlyFebruary

  • January 2022 - #HappierJanuary

  • December 2021 - #DecemberKindness

  • November 2021 - #NewWaysNovember

  • October 2021 - #OptimisticOctober

  • September 2021 - Self-care September!