Lesson

Your Mood and Your Mindset

Help empower kids to make good choices with a positive mindset. 

Objectives

  • Demonstrate how to self-assess mood and seek help when needed.

Info to Know

The lessons in this unit present the four parts of fit—recharge, mood, food, and move—and how they connect and support a healthy lifestyle. Students will learn that having a fit mindset is about having enough energy and the motivation to make healthy nutrition and physical activity choices. Encourage healthy choices throughout the day by downloading the Healthy Choice Posters and the ABCs of a Healthy Me for your classroom or hallway!

Set The Stage

Ask children to show you what a pleasant mood and an unpleasant mood look like using body language and their faces. Then have them turn and talk to a partner to define the word mood. Explain that there are many ways to define mood. With fit, mood is defined as the feelings and emotions that influence your choices throughout the day. Your mood is your motivation and it changes throughout the day.

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Captivate

William and Jami's Bad News

The slideshow presents a story about how William and Jami react to not getting selected for the swim team. William pouts and says, "Swimming is stupid," then grabs a bottle of soda. Jami decides to calm down by taking some deep breaths, then asks William if he wants to practice with her and try again at the next tryouts.

Educate

Motivate Your Mood

Explain mood: Feelings and emotions put you in a mood and your mood influences your choices. You can decide to motivate mood and make a fit choice.

Check for understanding: How do you motivate an "I won't" mood?

Activate

Check Your Mood

Students turn and talk about a time when they felt disappointed.  Next, they name a fit choice or identify an adult they can go to for help to make a fit choice.

Close the Lesson

Today we learned that we can decide to motivate an "I won't" mood and make a fit choice when we feel disappointed. Next, we will learn how to think about nutritious food choices.

Grade: 3-5

Time: 20 Minutes

What You'll Need

Health Education Standards

  • Standard 1: Core Concepts–Use self-control and impulse-control strategies to promote health.
  • Standard 4: Interpersonal Communication
  • Standard 5: Decision-Making
  • Standard 7: Practice Health-Enhancing Behaviors
  • Standard 8: Advocacy

 

Social and Emotional Learning Competencies

  • Self-Awareness
  • Self-Management
  • Responsible Decision-Making

Extend the Lesson

View the fit Units and Lessons Scope and Sequence Chart.

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