Social Emotional Learning has to be front and center during the school year. We have our top 5 resources that you should use in your upper elementary classroom.
Top 5 Social Emotional Learning Activities
- Social Emotional Learning Task Cards
Social-emotional skills are needed for all students to be successful at school and home. The purpose of these task cards is to have your students read a scenario, think, and share how they would respond. These 20 scenarios are intended to help students build confidence, understand their own strengths and weaknesses, navigate social situations, and make better decisions.
2. Digital Student Engagement Trivia Activity
The purpose of this trivia activity bundle is to increase student engagement by having students try to determine what is being described when given three clues that describe a famous person, an animal, a country, a famous historic place, etc. Students will become detectives and earn points for correct answers.
3. Student Engagement Quiz Time Cards
The purpose of these Quiz Time Cards is to engage your students in learning about a number of random topics ranging from animals to countries to planets to famous explorers. There are a number of ways that the Quiz Time Cards could be used in your classroom.
Each card contains a fact and four statements about a specific topic (skunk, ladybugs, Jupiter, the Great Wall of China, Italy, bagpipes, etc.). Students are asked to choose the one statement that does not belong (or is false).
4. Student Engagement Task Cards
These 25 task cards are intended to help you to increase student engagement in your classroom. We all know that students need to be engaged in order to learn.
Included in this file are 25 activities to help with student engagement. Here are just a few ideas included:
-Rock, Paper, Scissors
-Penny for Your Thoughts
5. FREE! Growth Mindset Student Engagement Questions
Here is a free Growth Mindset student engagement question sheet. This activity is designed to find out how to increase motivation and student engagement in the classroom. Questions center around favorite singers/songs, favorite books/genres, research the students would like to do, what the teacher can do more of to make school engaging, and a set of true/false questions about a Growth Mindset.
Make sure that social emotional learning is front and center during your school year. Connecting with your students is crucial to their success!