This is the beginning of our Social Emotional Learning Journal. Journaling is a terrific way to express emotions in a safe way, and many students may journal at school to develop writing skills. But what if we helped them express their feelings in a space that’s their own?
This social emotional learning journal can be an ongoing project for your students where they add journal entries and worksheets each week.
- Cover Sheet: The first worksheet is a cover page that students can decorate and make their own.
- All About Me: Step one for their journal is an All About Me worksheet
- My Favorites: As an additional worksheet, students can identify their favorite things, places, activities, etc.
- Acts of Kindness: Brainstorm ways to show kindness
- Mindfulness Activities for Kids: Students learn to focus on the present moment by identifying something that helps them calm down.
- Self Affirmations: Student first identify beliefs they have about themselves and then write affirmation cards to creat a positive mindset.
- Start Where You Are: A Journal for Self-Exploration
- Me and My Feelings: A Kids’ Guide to Understanding and Expressing Themselves by NBCT Vanessa Green Allen, M.Ed.
- Anxious Ninja: A Children’s Book About Managing Anxiety and Difficult Emotions by Mary Nhin and Jelena Stupar