Unfortunately, students go through so many uncomfortable situations. Honestly, there is no way to know what will happen each day. So, they often begin to doubt themselves and experience much anxiety. Since teachers understand the power of self-talk and mental health, they incorporate creative ways to teach students about positivity. For instance, teaching positive thinking skills with I Can Handle It! lets students know they are not alone in their feelings. While everyone sometimes feels down or negative, the important part is picking ourselves back up!
Students will know the power of positive thinking skills between the book and Read Aloud Activities!
I Can Handle It!
Author Laurie Wright and illustrator Ana Santos developed a fantastic way for students to think positively.
Students go through so many challenging situations. For instance, they may have much separation anxiety from their parents. Or, they may miss a friend who has been absent for a few days. Students often experience a lot of stress and uncomfortable feelings when these situations occur.
Thankfully, teaching positive thinking skills with I Can Handle It! will be an inspirational unit for students. They will repeatedly hear the important saying, “I can handle it!” By hearing it multiple times, they will remember to tell themselves it whenever they begin to worry or get upset.
Ultimately, students will understand the importance of self-talk and how it greatly improves their mental health.
Positive thinking may be one of the hardest skills to learn. Sadly, it is much easier to be hard on ourselves. Thankfully, this read-aloud will help change that! Students will see the power of positive self-talk and keeping a positive mindset.
Since teachers have so much to prepare, there is a teacher guide to outline the entire unit. Specifically, this contains all of the lesson plans needed. Additionally, it includes an introduction to help prepare students and sets the purpose for the story. Likewise, it has essential vocabulary words!
When learning the importance of positive thinking skills, it is crucial to have a discussion. Therefore, there are higher-level thinking questions and talking points to guide students. Each question includes a page number so teachers know exactly where to stop.
While discussion is essential to include in lessons, personal reflection is also critical. Thankfully, teaching positive thinking skills with I Can Handle It! has both aspects! There is a written response and activity sheet to help students understand how to think in positive ways no matter the situation. There are even differentiated options to ensure every student knows the importance of this social skill.
Furthermore, there is hands-on craftivity! Students will love how the craft connects the story to their lives.
Teachers work hard to ensure students understand how the material taught in the classroom relates to life outside of school. Therefore, there are task cards that provide scenarios or thought-provoking questions. This helps students realize the importance of positive thinking skills.
There are multiple ways to use the task cards. Honestly, they work great for whole class or small group discussions. They even work perfectly for individual work time.
No Prep Resource
Teachers have to handle so much. Thankfully, the Read Aloud Activities are all no prep! Teachers just need to print the resources.
Teachers know the importance of positive thinking skills. They have to apply these skills every day through all the challenges of teaching. So, teaching positive thinking skills with I Can Handle It! is imperative for students! Just like teachers, students go through so many emotions and situations. Students will be so thankful to have a teacher who focuses on a positive mindset!
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