21-22 Elementary: Week 28, Day 4

Prompt   Did you ever have a friend ask you to keep a secret? Sometimes a friend wants us to keep a secret. That is a really caring thing to do, to keep your friend’s secrets.  But, there are times when it would be safer  and healthier to recognize we need the...

21-22 Elementary: Week 28, Day 3

Introduction   Today the concept is “sadder than sad” (or depression). Because we want students to seek out an adult any time they or a friend is struggling with sadness, having them learn the word for depression is less important than having them grasp the...

21-22 Elementary: Week 28, Day 2

Prompt   Today, we’re going to talk about two main types of sadness. There is the kind of sadness we feel when something crummy happens, a toy breaks, a friend moves away or a pet isn’t feeling well. We are sad for a period of time proportionate to the...

21-22 Elementary: Week 28, Day 1

Introduction   The goal this week is for students to begin to understand the difference between sadness that is situational (my friend is sad because his toy is broken) and long lasting sadness (as in depression; my friend is sadder than sad and it isn’t going...