Kindergarten Instructional Counseling Lessons
A Little Spot of Feelings and Emotions! by Diane Alber
We will focus on identifying our emotions and feelings and practicing how we can manage those feelings. Each week a different feeling will be discussed.
Week 1: A Little Scribble Spot : When our emotions are tangled together.
Week 2: A Little Spot of Feelings- Emotion Detective: Learning to recognize our feelings with facial expressions and body language.
Week 3: A Little Peaceful Spot: Finding our peaceful spot and how we can get that back when another spot shows up.
Week 4: A Little Spot of Anger: Managing our emotions when we get mad or frustrated.
Week 5: A Little Spot of Anxiety: Managing our emotions when we get worried or scared.
Week 6: A Little Spot of Sadness: Managing our feelings when we feel sad or down.
Week 7: A Little Spot of Confidence
Week 8: A Little Spot of Happiness
Week 9: A Little Spot of Love
Additional topics covered:
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! by Dr. Seuss
We followed up by making 12 days of kindness chains.
Personal space and appropriate boundaries
Personal Space Camp, by Julia Cook
"Please stay out of my comfort bubble!"
A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue, by Julia Cook
Rule 1: Be a Danger Ranger (if someone is in hurt or in danger, you must tell)
Rule 2: Be a Problem Solver (if it involves you, try to solve it on your own first)
Rule 3: Now or Later Problem? (if no one is hurt, can it be solved at a later time or do I need help now?)
Rule 4: M.YO.B. Mind Your Own Beeswax! (if no one is hurt or in danger and it doesn't involve you, do not tattle!)
My Mouth is a Volcano, by Julia Cook
Practicing Patience, by Jennifer Law
Listening and Following Instructions
The Worst Day of My Life...Ever!, by Julia Cook