My class is just wrapping up our first unit on Mental and Emotional Health. It was so nice to start with a unit like this, because it lends itself so nicely to the things we discuss in the beginning of the year: getting along, working out your problems, being a good community etc. For our assessment activity, we completed a sort of good and bad choices that can be made, in regards to your mental health. You can grab this sort free from my blog – Google Docs.
During this Unit, we talked about how to keep ourselves Mentally and Emotionally Healthy. Here are some of the things we talked about:
1.) Spending time on things you enjoy.
2.) Being unique and enjoying it.
3.) Being kind to others.
4.) Having a balance between work and rest.
5.) Appreciating what you have.
6.) Spending time with family and friends
Some of the books we read are:
Some of the activities we did were:
- Create skits about common problem solving issues within our class.
- Create class agreements to keep each other mentally healthy.
- Create a list of different ways to rest.
- Discuss how to find balance and appreciate what we have.