Social-Emotional Learning

At-Home Learning Plans


Children will recognize and describe positive characteristics/attributes of self and identify personal values and attitudes.

Grades K-2

  1. Draw a self-portrait of yourself. Somewhere on your self-portrait write or have an adult write 3 words that describe you. Use the Character Traits Chart as a guide. Keep your self-portrait or share your self-portrait with a family member or friend!
  2. Watch the following video from Sesame Street: What Makes You Special?

Grades 3-5

  1. Draw a self-portrait of yourself. Somewhere on your self-portrait write 5 words that describe you. Use the Character Traits Chart as a guide.
  2. On the back of your self-portrait, write a paragraph describing why you chose those characteristics OR share your portrait with a family member and tell them why you chose those characteristics to describe yourself and give an example of each.

Self-Advocacy: Trying Something New

Children will learn to self-advocate, make decisions, and ask for help when needed from peers or adults.

  1. Try a new activity or experience at home with adult permission. Try something that you have been wanting to do for a long time, or something that interests you (baking, cooking, playing a new sport, playing a new game, etc.). Click picture or here for a video of Mrs. Fournier, Smith STEM teacher, trying something new!
  2. Draw a picture of you doing the new activity or experience.
  3. Write a few sentences describing what you did for your new activity. Make sure to include: why the activity was important to you; how you felt before, during and after the activity; whether or not you would do the activity again; etc.
  4. Talk with an adult about how you were feeling during the new activity or experience (scared, excited, nervous, etc.)

Someday Soon Jar

  • Find any jar, basket, box or container around your home.

  • Decorate the jar with a “Someday Soon” label.

  • Every time your family wishes you “could do something you’ve wanted to do for the past few months, go somewhere, treat yourselves, see someone you love, visit a new place or invite people to visit you,” write it down on a piece of paper and put it in your jar.

  • When COVID-19’s stay-at-home order is lifted and when it is safe to resume regular daily functions, make a plan to begin enjoying the activities listed inside your jar when possible. Your SOMEDAY SOON has arrived!


Self-Management/Relationship Skills: Team-Building Activities

Team-Building Activities are designed to support children develop cooperation and basic social skills with others through sharing and taking turns. Each of the five activities need just a few (or no) materials and two people (or more) in a family to play.

Sharing and Managing Emotions

Acts of Gratitude and Kindness

  1. Let’s spread kindness! Do a chore or favor for someone in your family without them having to ask.
  2. Gratitude: Write a thank you note to someone you care about. You may want to write to a family member or a friend.
  3. Think about a business that may be closed. Draw the owners/workers a picture. When they reopen, bring them your picture and let them know you were thinking of them

Heroes: Kindness, Courage and Perseverance

Children will consider what makes a "hero" and celebrate heroes in their lives.

  1. Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. Watch the video on What is a Hero?

  2. With an adult, choose a “hero” in your life. This could be a family member, friend, teacher, police officer, bus driver, etc.

  3. Write a note or draw a picture for that “hero.” Be creative and use whatever materials you have available at home.

  4. Keep that letter in a safe place. The next time you see them, give that note or picture to your “hero” to thank them for all they have done.

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