Last week, we sent out a list of resources for those who are teaching remotely in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We'll continue sending a new resource each week to help you keep your learners engaged in their social emotional learning during these difficult times.
This week, the PATHS® Program has a new resource and an exciting opportunity to tell you about!
- Tamara Feels Worried
To help children who are feeling worried, share the read-aloud Tamara Feels Worried with students. Make sure they understand that everyone feels worried sometimes, and that it is OK. Show children the photographs of people who are worried and ask them to notice what it looks like to feel worried. Finally, give children a copy of the worried Feeling Face and have them personalize it. Ask children to brainstorm things they can do when they feel worried, such as drawing pictures, playing a game, sticking to a schedule, or caring for pets.
- Newsela Social and Emotional Learning Library
Our friends at Newsela are making their entire library FREE until the end of the school year. This includes over 12,000 articles for students in grades 2-12 at 5 different reading levels. There's even a Social and Emotional Learning collection and Remote Learning Activity Guide for SEL, most appropriate for your upper grade level students. There's also free professional development available with their Remote Teaching Toolkit. To sign up, click here.
- Support Materials
Remember, each grade-level curriculum module comes with online access to supplemental extension activities, such as book lists and worksheets, and home activities. You can access those materials here using the login and password provided in the Teacher's Guide. Contact us at the link below if you need the login information.
- Have a Question?
If you have a questions about using the PATHS® Program, you can email us here or call us at 877-71-PATHS (72847) and a member of our team will get back to you ASAP!
Thank you for your continued commitment to supporting the social and emotional development of all our children and students during this time.
CEO, PATHS Program LLC