Boris is Hungry, Angry, a little Late, and Tired (HALT). Also totally unrelated, he's feeling stressed... Dave teaches Boris the HALT technique - to take a moment to step back and take care of some basic physical needs before moving on. In this lesson children will learn that stress can be experienced in one's body, and will explore strategies on managing that stress.
Materials Required: pencil and paper
Age Group: Early Elementary/KS1
This lesson cross references the SEL Core Competency: 'Self-Management.'
This lesson cross-references with M 1. from the ASCA Mindset and Behavior Standards.
MW3: Mental Wellbeing - how to recognise and talk about their emotions, including having a varied vocabulary of words to use when talking about their own and others’ feelings.
MW4: Mental Wellbeing - how to judge whether what they are feeling and how they are behaving is appropriate and proportionate.
MW5: Mental Wellbeing - the benefits of physical exercise, time outdoors, community participation, voluntary and service-based activity on mental wellbeing and happiness.
Our bodies and their needs are spiritual. The New Testament author John says “Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health [physical], as it goes well with your soul [unseen].” Our bodily health is connected to our soul health. Paul likewise tells husbands to love their wives "as they love their own bodies… For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church” (Ephesians 5:28,29). Paul assumes the significance of caring for our bodies.
Additional Scriptures: 1 Corinthians 3:16-17