SEL at Home

Social-Emotional Learning Resources for Families

SEL Weekly Activities/Lessons: May 18th-22nd

Core Competency #2 - Self-Management

The ability to successfully regulate one’s emotions, thoughts, and behaviors in different situations— effectively managing stress, controlling impulses, and motivating oneself. The ability to set and work toward personal and academic goals. Skills to develop include:

⮊ Impulse control

⮊ Stress management

⮊ Self-discipline

⮊ Self-motivation

⮊ Goal setting

⮊ Organizational skills

All of the above skillsets may look different in individual children, depending on age, maturity, potential disabilities, & opportunities for growth etc. Through the SEL activities and lessons we hope your child will begin/continue to gain the ability to accurately identify their feelings and understand how their feelings drive their behaviors.

ThinkTVPBS Video- Self-Management

Students can learn to manage their feelings and turn them into positive actions. Adults can help by creating a calm and regulated environment, showing how to manage impulses, and discussing ways to resolve conflicts.
Self Management

"Students with good self-regulation get the most out of school. They can focus on a lesson and participate in classroom activities. They’re able to make friends and get along with their peers. They can follow directions and make good choices. This steers students not only toward school success, but also success in life. And that’s what we want for all students."

Physical Activity / Movement /Games

Freeze Dance-No materials needed for this game! In an open space, play music. Students will dance while the music plays, and when the music stops, students will freeze!
Variation: Alexa Can Play Freeze Dance

Click HERE to learn how to play with Alexa!

Get Your Mind Ready with Mind Yeti

Mind Yeti - Get the whole family to learn about “the Hububbles.” The hubbubles are all those thoughts and feelings that swirl around in our heads throughout the day. They can get really overwhelming! We school counselors highly recommend a website called MindYeti. It will teach children about how to be mindful. That means they can understand how their bodies feel and what emotions they are having in the given moment. Being mindful is a great way to learn to self manage!

80 Proprioceptive Activities That Calm, Focus, & Alert

Click HERE to access these simple ideas that can be used quickly to help your child calm, focus, and/or alert.

How Do You Know When a Child Needs Proprioceptive Activities?

Proprioception is a big deal with kids that have sensory needs because it’s the only sense that calms and helps improve focus almost across the board, when used the right way. The vast majority of kids like proprioceptive input, and many seek it out. And, even if your child doesn’t have specific “sensory needs”, proprioceptive activities can still be beneficial to help them calm down when they get upset or to relax before bedtime.

On & Off - Flow | GoNoodle

Art/Craft Projects:

The Dot: Story Time & Process Art Activity - This story shows the importance of having a growth mindset. It builds confidence and inspires children who may feel like they are not good at something. The art activity allows children to explore art in a mistake-free zone. There is no right or wrong way to do this activity and it allows children to feel a sense of accomplishment. For this activity, you will need paper, and an art medium, preferably paint or watercolors but you can use markers, crayons, or colored pencils as well.
The Dot: Story Time and Process Art at Home

Create a Vision Board!

Self-Management skills also include the ability to set and work toward personal and academic goals.Have your child create a vision board using cut out magazine pictures or images printed online to explore thier hopes and dreams.

Click the image for 6 more goal-setting activities!

Self-Management Recommended Book List

Parenting Ideas: Help Your Child Develop Self-Management

123 Magic by Dr. Thomas Phelan is a great DVD or book for parents to learn a very powerful technique to teach children to manage their own behavior. Children are just LEARNING self management, and that is where the importance of a good discipline plan comes in. If you want to stop yelling and repeating yourself, order the video or book on Amazon! Did you know your very smart children are using certain “tactics” on you? Check out 123 Magic and you will understand!

What is 1 2 3 Magic?
Encourage Self-Motivation in Your Child - Click here!

Self-motivation for learning is naturally present in children until about 7 years of age. However, as they grow older, you must encourage the development of self-motivation, since this is a life skill that they’ll need if they want to be successful.

Contact your school counselor and/or school psychologist for more SEL support!

Stay Connected! Email your school counselor and/or school psychologist for additional SEL guidance. We are eager to support you!