Developing Optimism K-1
Fill your classroom with positive thinking . . . with Developing Optimism! Designed to promote positive attitudes toward life, this creative new series helps students face challenges, apprehension, and self-doubt through positive experiences in art, music, science, math, social studies, and language arts. Complete with discussion questions, songs, stories, and fun-filled activities, Developing Optimism teaches children the importance of speaking in turn, to use the positive message "I can, " and much more!
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15-20 minutes Additional Activitie Aesop Aesop's Fables angry Approximately 15-20 minutes art materials Ask children Bear Go chant Charlotte's Web Cheery Chums Optimist Chicken's house child children to give children to join children to respond Children will explore Chums Optimist Club construction paper craft sticks crayons or markers depending on extension Display a copy draw pictures Duck and Bear Eeyore Encourage children extension activities selected facial features flannelboard flowers food combinations friends funny girls give specific examples grumpy day grumpy face grumpy feelings happy and grumpy happy faces hickory-nut cookies ideas Introduction Teacher Invite children join the circle Laugh a Lot Lesson 12 Lesson 9 Magical Talking Stick materials for selected movie Narrator needed depending partners puppet show selected activities Objectives share show of hands speak story Talking Stick Rules thankful things Ti/^e Activity Procedure Tina and Hope Wait for children's Winnie-the-Pooh Winning Words songs write