4th Grade- We talked about dealing with the "sour patches" in life. We listed some situations that might cause us to have tough feelings such as big life changes or even disappointing moments that happen every day. We brainstormed positive thoughts and actions that could add a little sweetness to those times. We know that there will be tough times for all of us and we can't change that, but we CAN make them easier to get through by being positive and utilizing appropriate coping skills.
5th Grade- Reviewed self-control as we started to talk about intense feelings. We did an experiment to show what happens when we do have coping skills vs. when we don't have/use coping skills. We read portions of the book Soda Pop Head and practiced our note-taking skills to write down the important coping strategies the main character uses with tough feelings.