Children of all ages experience so many emotions each day. While they may be happy one minute, they may cry the next. So, teachers work hard to help students appropriately manage all of their feelings. Honestly, this is the best way to live life to the fullest. Thankfully, Wemberly Worried helps students with understanding feelings through a fantastic story! Students will feel ready to power through each day after building a connection with Wemberly.
Luckily, teaching students about understanding feelings will go smoothly with the book and Read Aloud Activities!
Author and illustrator Kevin Henkes wrote the perfect book to help students deal with all they feel daily!
Wemberly is a worrier. She worries about big things, such as the first day of school. Additionally, she worries about the little things, such as spilling her juice. She even worries about everything in between!
Her family often reminds her that she worries too much. Even though she always hears this, it does not help her manage her feelings. So, when she meets another worrywart in her class, she finally has someone who understands her feelings. Thankfully, this friendship allows both friends to see how much fun school is when they don’t have to worry about everything!
Self-awareness is a tricky skill for students to build. Honestly, it often takes highs and lows for them to build the skills needed to handle emotions. This is why understanding feelings is often so hard for elementary students! Many simply haven’t had enough time and experience to self-regulate when something happens. Thankfully, Wemberly is here to help!
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 teaching students about understanding feelings, it is crucial to have a discussion. This is a great way to build connections and background knowledge! 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. This is a great way to deepen student understanding of this social-emotional skill and respond meaningfully!
While discussion is essential to include in lessons, personal reflection is also critical. Thankfully, this unit on building self-awareness to understand feelings has both aspects! There is a written response and activity sheet to help students understand different ways to manage their emotions. 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 learn strategies to apply in different situations.
There are different 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.
Sadly, life can be challenging for students at a young age. Students go through so much, such as being left out of a social situation to handling a crisis at home. Thankfully, Wemberly Worried helps students understand feelings that they will all experience! Whether handling something big or small, Wemberly is ready to show students that understanding feelings may be challenging, but practice will help!
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