Boris, where do words go? ... In this lesson Dave and Boris learn about the power of our words. Words go into the mind and can live there forever. Dave and Boris teach students how to take agency over mindsets and care for the thoughts that grow there.
Materials Required: pencil and paper
Age Group: Early Elementary/KS1
This lesson cross references the SEL Core Competency: 'Self-Awareness.'
This lesson cross-references with B-SMS 1. M 2. from the ASCA Mindset and Behavior Standards.
MW1 : Mental Wellbeing - that mental wellbeing is a normal part of daily life, in the same way as physical health.
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.
In the Parable of the Sower, Jesus teaches us that our hearts are like soil. The words spoken into our hearts grow (Matthew 13:18-23). This is why Luke 2:19 says Mary, the mother of Jesus, kept all these things and pondered them in her heart. She had to steward the words of the angel in her heart as she raised Jesus. Sometimes we hear unkind words and let them grow weeds in our hearts. In this episode Dave and Boris help students practice pondering hopeful words in their heart and throwing out the words that don’t grow fruit.
Additional Scriptures: Genesis 37:11, Psalm 119:11, Luke 8:11-15