Social-Emotional Learning Newletter

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Social and Emotional News
April 03, 2020

Social-Emotional Learning Newsletter April

Gunston Elementary

Created by: Ms. Ephraim School Counselor, Ms. Marques School Social Worker, Ms. Campbell School Psychologist

Hello Gunston Eagles! We wanted to create an online newsletter in order to stay in touch with you all. We miss you  all VERY much. The closure of school can cause many feelings including confusion, anger, sadness, excitement, and even nervousness. It is okay to feel mixed emotions, but what you do with those feelings is what matter. Practicing yoga and mindfulness are great ways to help calm your body and help prepare you to be ready for learning. Below you will find a few links to help practice yoga and mindfulness at home.

Yoga: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZkbiujyDoXqoPPr5D74I7A ; https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Mindfulness: https://www.mindfulschools.org/free-online-mindfulness-class-for-kids/

Social/Emotional Challenge &Scavenger Hunt

1. Find something you are GRATEFUL for that makes you LAUGH

2. Give a KIND compliment to a family member

3. Write a kind NOTE or MESSAGE to a friend

4. Mindfulness 5-4-3-2-1: Name 5 things you can see, 4 things you can touch, 3 things you can hear, 2 things you can smell, 1 thing you can taste.

5. Go on a 5-10 minute walk and challenge yourself to not use any digital devices. Identify TEN things that start with the letter “R” on your walk.

6. As a BRAIN BREAK, do 20 jumping jacks, 15 squats, 10 lunges, 5 push-ups

 

Parenting Tips/Activities:

1. Create a visual schedule for your child to have a clear vision of what is expected every day.

2. Maintain breaks such as snack time and recess.

3. Remember to schedule time for fun: family card games, move night, going outside for a walk together

Feelings Charades:

1. Create a list of feeling words (ex: happy, excited, mad, confused, sad).

2. One person will select one of the feeling words and act out the emotion using facial and body expressions. Other family members will try to correctly guess the feeling. Whoever correctly guesses the feeling will get to go next.