Printed & Shipped Social Emotional Daily Check in Journal with Growth Mindset (lower elementary)
This lower elementary journal is filled with growth mindset prompts and mindfulness for the entire year! Daily Social Emotional check ins help you keep tabs on student wellbeing. It includes 40 weeks of daily/weekly calming bellringers for grades first - third. Each week has a two page spread covering these six essential topics: Growth Mindset, Mindfulness, Breathing Exercises, Gratitude, Good Will (Kindness), and Mood (feeling check-ins). All of the activities are created to help students become the best version of themselves while also having a calm, mindful moment before starting their day.
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Why do I need this?
Research shows that daily mindfulness, growth mindset, and gratitude journals have a positive impact on grades, mood, and attitude. It also cuts down on worry and anxiety in students. I wanted to bring all three of these together in one workbook to maximize those benefits.
Before beginning this journey with your students, read over the key terms at the beginning of the workbook with them. Discuss the benefits of each. For even greater student buy-in, show some of the suggested videos by clicking on the links in your teacher instructions.
use pages as needed for individual or small group counseling
use at the beginning of each classroom counseling lesson
how teachers how to implement it as a bell ringer journal daily or weekly
Use at the beginning of the day or as a transition after recess or lunch for 5-10 minutes per day.
How to use the Workbook as a Bell Ringer Journal
Turn to the first week which will include a 2 page spread of tips, quotes, prompts, & mindful coloring. Turn on spa music and tell students to begin filling out the 2 pages. Give them between 5-10 minutes to work independently to music. (You may have to guide some students on the first day of each week.) When the music stops, it is time to put away the pages and put all eyes on the teacher.
⭐Tuesday - Friday
Students continue to begin each day spending 5-10 minutes completing the pages on their own.
Mood: Check in with your feelings each day.
Morning Breath: Each day, practice a breathing exercise.
Mindfulness: Find the calm moments in each day.
Growth Mindset: Be ready to practice and not give up.
Good Will: Show kindness and help others.
Gratitude: Be thankful and say thank you.