I hope you’re all well today. I’ve seen on your OneNote pages that so many of you have been working really hard this morning. If you haven’t started yet, count to ten and get going!!! It really is amazing how good it makes us feel when we complete a task and how proud you will be of yourself. I am very proud of you all for the amazing work you are completing each day! 🙂
It’s great to see the children in school working so hard too. It is wonderful to see how you have settled back into school so well. I am so proud of you too! 🙂
This had made me think about all of the emotions we may have been feeling over the past weeks. Over the past weeks I’ve had a wide range of emotions. I can easily think of 6 very different feelings I’ve had: worried, scared, nervous, excited, happy and proud.
I wonder if you’ve felt similar emotions to me? It really is normal and natural to feel a range of emotions but one thing we must always remember is to talk to someone about our feelings. Here are a few things I do to ensure I’m feeling happy:
- Do some exercise- maybe a short walk, an exercise video or a playing in the garden.
- Chat to my family or friends- on the phone, an email, a letter or a video call.
- Do something kind for someone else- seeing someone else happy, always makes me happy.
- Complete a task that I find quite difficult- the growth mindset we talked about yesterday- “I can’t do it… yet.”
- Stop for a moment to enjoy a cup of tea and think of the things that I’m grateful for- my family, friends and everyone at SDS.
Keep going everyone, you’re doing a great job!!
Take care and we’ll chat again tomorrow.
The process of understanding and managing feelings and emotions usually happens quite naturally when children are given ample opportunity to:
- authentically feel a range of feelings
- have a chance to reflect on their feelings and decisions
- problem solve as they grow and learn
- observe others experiencing a range of emotions and feelings
- interact in different social situations
- experience negative feelings without being offered a quick fix (no bribes to make crying stop for example)