Self-Care September Weekly Activity Guide

  • Week of Sept. 6-10 Self-Care Plan

    Help students to create their own self-care plan. Created by Social Work Teach, this simple self-care plan allows students to identify their needs for mental, physical and spiritual self and name those who can help them achieve their goals.

    Week of Sept. 13-17 Self-Compassionate Letters 

    (This activity is appropriate for high school students/adults) Help students to write self- compassionate letters to themselves. Stop beating yourself up for flaws and mistakes. Write a letter of compassion to yourself and focus on your positive attributes.

    Week of Sept. 20-24 Monster Meditation 

    Engage in meditation using I-Sense, connecting your five senses to meditation. Practice Meditation with Cookie Monster and use your five senses to connect to the present.

    Week of Sept. 27-30 Emotion Cards 

    Use the emotion cards to help students connect with their feelings. Randomly select an emotion card and ask students when would that emotion be appropriate and why? Another use of the cards can be used to have students act out the emotions on the cards, and have other students guess what the emotion is. (think Charades)


Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)

  • What is Social-Emotional Learning and why does it matter?

    Per CASEL, Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) reflects the critical role of positive relationships and emotional connections in the learning process and helps students develop a range of skills they need for school and life.SEL Framework by CASEL

  • Self Care September

SEL Resources

  • I Am Poem Template

  • As the pandemic continues, kids are turning to meditation to manage anxiety

  • SEL skills include the ability to:

    •  set and achieve positive goals
    •  feel and show empathy for others
    •  establish and maintain positive relationships
    •  make responsible decisions
    •  understand and manage emotions


    All of these skills are necessary—both for educators and students—to function well in the classroom, in the community, and in college and careers.

    Visit the CASEL Interactive SEL Framework to learn more about the CASEL Wheel  (above)