Help empower kids to make good choices with a positive mindset.
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William and Jami's Bad NewsThe 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 try outs.
Motivate Your Mood
Explain mood: Feelings put you in a mood, and your mood is either “I will” (make a fit choice), or “I won’t” (make a fit choice).
Explain that “I won’t” usually leads to poor choices, however you can decide to motivate your “I won’t” mood to "I will" and make a fit choice.
Check for understanding: How do you motivate an "I won't" mood?
Check Your MoodStudents 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.
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 fit food choices.
Time: 20 Minutes