Affective Needs News
Week of December 14, 2015 @ Mountain Range High School
End of the Semester is 4 Days Away!
Semester Finals will take place on Wednesday, December 16th and Thursday, December 17th during block periods. The block period schedule will run as usual and ACCESS will still take place on Wednesday morning.
The Difference between Empathy and Sympathy
Special Education Advisory Committee
January 12, 6-7:30 pm - Thornton Elem Media Ctr Topic: How should I prepare for the IEP meeting?
February 9, 3-5 pm - ESC Training Ctr Topic: Summer Activities
March 8, 6-7:30 pm - Mtn Range HS Media Ctr Topic: Meet some advocates- ARC, PEAK, Tri-County
More information can be found here: http://www.adams12.org/files/dms/SEAC_Brochure.pdf
SEL Standards Snippet of the Week
A feeling or emotion is the way your body reacts to something that happened, a physical change in response to your mind's thoughts or what's going on in your head.
Why is it important to understanding your own feelings?:
If you understand your own feelings, you are less likely to be impulsive and more likely to be in control. Then you will also be able to eventually understand others feelings.
Steps to Identifying Your Feelings/Emotions:
1) Tune in to your body signals and ask yourself, "What's going on inside me?"
2) Think about 2-3 specific feelings you might be experiencing.
3) Pick the most appropriate one.
4) Say to yourself, "I feel _______."
SEL Standards addressed:
I can recognize and name feelings. 1A.1a.
I can tell about many feelings and talk about things that make me feel that way. 1A.2a.
feelings and talk about things that make me feel that way. 1A.2a.
Happy Winter Break!