This week the girls learned what to do when they are upset or worried. The book reading was Sheila Rae, The Brave. Here is the book cover and then a pic of my interpretation of Sheila. How did I do? (Note: finding a purple dress was *not* easy!)
Samantha played the part of Sheila Rae’s younger sister Louise. She did fabulous!
Girls learned the strategy SAIL to help them calm down when they are upset or worried. It is hard to come with a plan for what to do when you are upset or worried while you are upset, so calming down first is critical.
And take a deep breath
In (1, 2, 3)
Let it out (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
I stressed the importance of breathing in through your nose and letting it out through your mouth slowly.
The exercise for the lesson was yoga.
When I asked why the girls thought we would introduce yoga in this lesson, one girl chimed in with “it is too cold to do anything outside.” Hahaha. That was true, but someone else quickly added that yoga can be a calming activity. Next week we will be talking about how to be a good friend. Check back soon!