Food for Thought: Tasty Guidance Lessons for Grades 3-8

Food for Thought: Tasty Guidance Lessons for Grades 3-8

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by Diane Vore

Grades 3-8. "Tasty" Guidance Lessons to Help Students in Grades 3-8 (Literally!) Internalize Social, Emotional, & Academic Skills

Our most memorable experiences, from holiday dinners to birthday parties, often include special foods. Incorporating food into classroom or small-group guidance lessons makes learning life skills more memorable, and allows students to process the information with all of their senses.

Food for Thought addresses a wide range of social, emotional, and academic skills, and provides a high level of flexibility for educators. Students who aren’t as strong in traditional academic skills, such as reading and writing, can participate in the lessons on an even playing field, and the incorporation of non-traditional teaching methods helps all students to learn important skills in a relaxed, low-pressure environment. Each lesson can stand alone, and the lessons need not be taught in any particular order. The lessons are designed to facilitate short, thought-provoking discussions, and then to progress into activities involving social and cooperative learning. A tasty snack, related to the lesson, is then served to reinforce the main concepts addressed.   Topics include:  

  • Beginning the School Year
  • Academic Skills
  • Goal Setting
  • Perseverance
  • Decision Making
  • Emotions
  • Anger Management
  • Diversity
  • Self-Esteem
  • Acceptance and Inclusion
  • Positive Speech
  • Bullying
  • Where to Turn
  • Handling Stress/Test Anxiety
  • Being Flexible
  • Handling Difficult Situations
  • New Experiences
  • Manners,
  • Positive Attitude

Bring a sense of joy into the classroom with this easy-to-use, yet relevant and creative (not to mention tasty!) program. 

Paperback, 80 pages, ISBN: 9781575433165

Additional Product Info

Publisher: Marco Products
Binding: Paperback
ISBN: 9781575433165
Page count: 80
Recommended Ages: Ages 8 through 13
Grade Level: Grades 3 through 8
Choking hazard - small parts - not for children 3 years or under

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