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Social Emotional Learning, also known as SEL, is about teaching children the essential skills to effectively become aware and manage emotions, make good decisions and develop healthy social and relationship skills. The science and data behind the effectiveness of incorporating SEL, with mindfulness in particular, into daily activities is solid. Parents and teachers alike report a “flow” at home and in the classroom, a remarkable increase in positive social interactions, responsible behaviors, focused attention, creative problem solving and learning engagement.


PROGRAM B: For Grades 1st & 2nd with Social Emotional Learning Activities, SEL Assessment, SEL Lesson Plans, Bulletin Board Activities, Whole Group Lessons, Anchor Chart & Posters, Student Self Assessment, Worksheets, ELA Writing Activities, Vocabulary, Craft Project, Mindfulness Activities


Imagine teaching engaged children who are confident, relaxed, with agency over their own learning and behavior, in a classroom where they feel valued with a sense of belonging…

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PROGRAM B: Unit 1: Emotions & Sensations

(4 Lesson Plans / 4 weeks)


Each lesson is a thoughtful mix of instruction and student-centered activities including:

  • Assessment: - before each lesson so that you can be assured that your plans are developmentally appropriate, offer you the flexibility to accommodate varied competencies.

  • Lesson Plans: - guided instruction suggestions, materials needed, learning outcomes, assessment questions, visual display page with student sample work, lesson prompts and bulletin board materials.

  • Lively Discussion: - lesson include discussion prompts and dialog suggestion with captivating illustrations, story prompts, bulletin board displays, anchor charts to keep the focus on the topic and flowing.

  • Activities: Mindfulness and SEL games encourage collaboration and problem solving, fun drawing, arts & craft activities encourage creativity and individuality.

  • Mindfulness: - each unit includes mindfulness practices that are easy, engaging and came be continued at home, after school, in nature or in any setting.

  • Integration into other Academic Content: - Bulletin board displays offer countless opportunities to integrate with ELA. Each unit includes journal writing, writing activities, vocabulary development, culturally responsible read-aloud books, storytelling and story writing.



covered in Unit 1


1.0 Self-Awareness: “I know myself and I know what I need for myself from others”


  1. recognize, label and understand basic emotions and feelings that manifest in the body
  2. reflect upon experiences that may cause such emotions
  3. are aware that they may experience more than one emotion or feeling at the same time
  4. notice how emotions affect their body and where they experience them in their body
  5. understand the purpose of emotions and how they affect their actions and choices


2.0 Self-Management: “I am in charge of myself and I can calm myself when I need to”


  1. practice mindfulness by re-directing and focusing attention on their inner self.

  2. can identify people and situations that can calm them

  3. are aware of their body during active listening and when they are focused and paying attention


3.0 Social Awareness: “I care about other people and want to help create a supportive place to grow and learn”


  1. are aware of other’s perspectives and opinions and how their experiences influence their viewpoints.

  2. recognize and name emotions in other people using verbal and physical cues

  3. identify how others may feel in a variety of situations and can demonstrate empathy for them


4.0 Relationship Skills: “I can build good friendships and relationships by learning how to listen, share ideas and work together.”


  1. can stay focused while listening to others and can communicate their own ideas

  2. identify what it means to be a good friend

  3. can identify and talk through a problem and generate solutions with others


5.0 Responsible Choices: “I make choices that help me and others.”


  1. can name steps in a problem solving activity that reduces stress



  • Mindful Meditation Activity: “The Breath”
  • Breathing Poster “Hot Cocoa Breath”
  • “Today I Learned Hot Cocoa Breath” Writing Steps & Vocabulary Activity
  • “My Chart for Drawing Faces” Activity
  • Board Display Labels
  • 20 Emotions and Feelings Word Cards
  • Anchor Chart Activity“Big Feelings in Our Body” Vocabulary Activity
  • “Emotions Can Be Easy and Hard” 4 pages. Book Writing Activity
  • Color Chart Labels
  • 20 Emotions and Feelings Illustration Posters
  • Letter Tiles for Board
  • “Emotions in Our Body” Bulletin Board Display
  • “Emotions and Feelings Match Up” Flip Up Activity
  • “Emotions and Feelings Match Up” Game Board & Face Cards
  • 18 “Situation Cards” telling an SEL Emotion and Feeling Story
  • 6 “The Story of Two Friends” Coloring Pages & Storytelling Activity
  • Journal Cover and Journal Assembly with Unit Activities



  • Sample Student Work “Answer Key”

  • The Mindful Toolbox Supplemental Read Aloud Suggestions

  • Black and White Originals of Unit Pages

Self-Awareness Unit 1: Emotions & Sensations -1st & 2nd Grade

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