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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 C: For Grades 3rd & 4th 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 C: Unit 1: Emotions & Feelings

(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 student reading 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. recognize the intensity of their emotions and can name increasingly complex feelings
  3. are aware that they may experience more than one emotion, sensation 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
  6. recognize stress through their emotions and how it affects 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 and are able to use simple stress management practices

  3. are aware of their level of focus, can identify distractions and apply strategies to overcome them


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 those experiences influence their viewpoints.

  2. identify how other people may have a different reaction when experiencing a difficult emotion

  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. use constructive strategies to communicate their perspectives and listen to the perspectives of others
  2. practice teamwork by listening with an open mind to others and collaborating to solve problems


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


  1. demonstrate curiosity in exploring why someone may feel or react a certain way
  2. identify essential steps in a stress management practice to be used to solve a problem



  • Mindful Meditation Activity: “The Breath”
  • Breathing Poster “ In Bloom Breath”
  • “My Peaceful Garden" Meditation Steps Writing & Drawing Activty 
  • “My Chart for Drawing Faces” Activity
  • Board Display Labels
  • 32 Emotions and Sensation Word Cards
  • Emotion & Sensation Anchor Chart/ White Board Activity
  • Emmotional Connections Anchor Chart Activity
  • “My Feelings Matter" Part 1: Survival Emotions Vocabulary & Writing Activity
  • “My Feelings Matter" Part 2: Mental Feelings Vocabulary & Writing Activity
  • Sutdent Self Assessment: Identify Emotions and Link them to Mind & Body
  • "Social Emotional Learning Journal" Cover Notebook Activity
  • "Listen to Your Body" Awareness Chart
  • Color Chart Labels
  • 28 Emotions and Feelings Illustration Posters
  • Letter Tiles for Board
  • “Our Body Talks To Us” Bulletin Board Display
  • “Emotions and Feelings Match Up” Game Board & Face Cards
  • Feeling and Thoughts Match Up" Game Board & Face Cards



Bonus! Extra Resources Included:

  • Sample Student Work “Answer Key”

  • The Mindful Toolbox Suggestions for Student Reading

  • Black and White Originals of Unit Pages

Self-Awareness Unit 1: Emotions & Feelings -3rd & 4th Grade

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