Social skills

ELSA Support Advent challenge

October 31, 2016
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I made one of these in the summer for the children I work with as a gift along with some other bits and pieces. They went down so well I thought I would make an advent one. There are 24 challenges but the children can do them in any order. Download: christmas-advent-challenge

My Many Faces

September 29, 2016
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A simple worksheet for exploring emotions. Can the child come up with 4 facial expressions and then write the appropriate emotion word underneath? Give them a mirror so they can make the faces before drawing. Download: my-many-faces

Make a Decision

September 28, 2016
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A worksheet to help a child (or even you) to make a decision. Download: make-a-decision

Face Mats

September 11, 2016
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Here are a selection of mats for laminating. They can be used with a whiteboard pen or play-dough. They could also be used just as worksheets for practising drawing different emotion faces. There are two boys and two girls in light skin and dark skin tones. You can download the PDF from here Face mats For […]

Mind Monsters Poetry

September 6, 2016
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Mind Monsters Poetry I have written a poem for each Mind Monster and they are available in a little PDF book for free! However although they are free they are still copyright to me. You can use them in the classroom with children but they must not be shared or used in any other way […]

What do I want to talk about? – Art therapy exercise

August 16, 2016
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What do I want to talk about? What do I want to talk about? – I saw this idea on Pinterest for American School Counsellors so have adapted for ELSAs/Learning mentors but this could also be used in class by a teacher. It is an art therapy type exercise and will get children thinking about […]

In our Group

August 15, 2016
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Just a little poster for you. I saw someone selling these and thought ‘I can make one of those!’ Download the PDF here: we do disney  

Pocket sized emotional register

July 15, 2016
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Pocket sized emotional register This pocket sized emotional register is very easy to put together. It is perfect for carrying either in your pocket or in the child’s pocket. The six basic emotions are covered – happy, sad, angry, scared, surprised and disgusted. Of course all those feelings have other words associated with them. For […]

What’s your skill?

July 3, 2016
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A worksheet to help children realise their skills and talents and how to teach someone their skill or talent. Download: whats your skill

Class Bingo – Transition activity

July 2, 2016
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Children love playing this and it gets them talking and asking questions. Download: Class bingo For more transition activities: My Transition Lapbook Back to school pack KS1 to KS2 transition