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Activity: When I Am I Can

Objective:

to choose relaxation techniques

Materials:

1 scissors  for prep
1 metal ring / yarn (per learner)  for prep
1 hole puncher  for prep
1 pencil  per learner
1 box of crayons  per learner

Supporting Media:

Prep:

  • Print a When I Am I Can printable (per learner).
  • Cut out all 12 strips (per learner).
  • Hole punch the 12 strips (per learner).
  • Place a metal ring or tie a piece of yarn to hold the 12 strips together (per learner).

Instructions:

  1. The whole group holds hands and walks outwards to form a large circle and then releases their hands to have a seat.
  2. The educator explains that during the lesson, "We will discuss what we should do when we have different feelings.  Each person can either repeat what I say or tell us something you do differently."
  3. Educator begins with the feeling of sad.  "When I am sad, I can sing a song."  Each learner has a chance to say what they should do when they feel sad.
  4. The educator continues to discuss each of the six feelings from the When I Am I Can printable.
  5. Learners go back to their desks.
  6. The educator rereads each of the six strips from the When I Am I Can printable.
  7. Then the learners draw a picture of what they can do when they are sad, happy, angry, excited, scared, or tired on the remaining strips.
  8. As the learners finish, the educator walks around and writes a short description of their drawing.

Extension:

  • Learners keep their When I am I Can flip book at their desk.  If they ever need a reminder of what to do, they can flip through it. 

Reflections:

  • I am able to choose a way to relax.
  • I am able to calm myself.
  • I am able to remember ways to relax.

TAC-G0009

Time:

Prep
30-45 minutes
Engagement
20-30 minutes
Cleanup
0-10 minutes

Location:

  • Indoors
  • Open Area

Meta:

Theme
Feeling
Multiple Intelligence
Logical-Mathematical
Bloom Taxonomy
Remember
Instructional Strategy
Indirect Instruction
Subject
Social Sciences

Did you try this activity ? How did it go ?

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