Year 4 | Building Blocks

The Building Blocks Program introduces students to the fundamental abilities required to understand their own emotions and that of others.

About the program

Each are designed to help establish a common language for emotional intelligence within the participating class groups. The Building Blocks Development program includes interactive art and drama based activities, self-reflection and group work to expand student’s knowledge and vocabulary of emotions, while continuing to build on strategies for emotion regulation. The use of memorable characters further provides students with engaging opportunities to develop emotional intelligence competencies.

Age:
9-10

Number of lessons:
20

Lesson Duration:
30 – 60 minutes

Teacher Manual:
Yes

Teacher resources:
Yes (emotion cards, vocabulary list, media, book list, parent letters)

Student resources:
Yes (worksheets)

Teacher training:
Yes (6 hours)

Every Aristotle-EI program comes with extensive teacher training to ensure you get the best from the materials.

Ongoing support:
Yes

We partner schools to implement programs and provide continue support and assistance.

Student Emotional Intelligence Assessment:
Yes. Click here to find out more about EI assessment in this age group.

Course Overview

Module 1

PERECEPTION, APPRAISAL & EXPRESSION OF EMOTION

LESSON 1
Emotions Vocabulary

LESSON 2
Paint My Emotions

LESSON 3
Emotions & my Body

LESSON 4
Emotions & Physicality

LESSON 5
Emotional Expression

Module 2

EMOTIONAL FACILITATION OF THINKING

LESSON 6
Emotional Perspective

LESSON 7
Meet the Thought Thug

LESSON 8
Taming your Thought Thug

LESSON 9
Positive Self-Talk Practise

Module 3

UNDERSTANDING & ANALYSING EMOTIONS

LESSON 10
Bucket Fillers

LESSON 11
Bucket Fillers 2

LESSON 12
Emotions Thermometer

LESSON 13
Emotional Road Signs

LESSON 14
Emotion Combinations

LESSON 15

Creative Writing

Module 4

REFLECTIVE REGULATION OF EMOTION

LESSON 16
Detaching from Emotions, Physically

LESSON 17
Emotions Crossword

LESSON 18
Staying Open to Emotions

LESSON 19
Emotion Regulation Through Storytelling

LESSON 20
Cooling Down

We have worked with many schools in the primary and secondary school sectors around the world, all with unique students, long term objectives and capacities in which to get there. We would be happy to share our experience with you to help find the most suitable way for your school to move forward in utilising EI assessments and/or programs.

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