Even though you may be taking a break, your students can have fun and work on social emotional learning at the same time with these summer worksheets.
The first worksheet has three sections:
- A list of six “Activities” that promote social and emotional development
- A section for their “Goals” for the summer
- And five “Journal Ideas” to encourage them to write about what they are experiencing and how they are feeling.
The second worksheet is a lined, free-form page they can use to write about their experiences and feelings (mentioned above). When they complete worksheet one, and as they write out their journal entries, you (or they) can add them to their Social and Emotional Learning Journal.
In addition, here are links to a few additional activities referenced in the worksheets that you may what to have students work on over the summer break:
- Vision Board Ideas: These worksheets will help students think about longer term goals, aspirations, and dreams. Given the uncertainty we are all facing, a vision board can be a helpful reminder of what is possible and what they can look forward to.
- Acts of Kindness: We can help improve mental health and reduce anxitey by thinking about ways we can help other people. In this lesson, students will create simple notes that they can share with others who might need a word of encouragement.
Specifically for students who are anxious about the starting middle school:
To all of the educators and parents working hard to help their students build social and emotional skills, we wish you a restful, relaxing summer!
- I Wish You More by Amy Kourse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld
- The Wonderful Things You Will Be by Emily Winfield Martin