Grade 5 Starter II

Activity Time!

During each day, take note of any negative events that happened. This could be getting something wrong, having an argument with a brother or sister, or losing at something.

Then, make sure that you note down three good things that happened to you that day. It could be a good experience, a positive thought, or a positive action you did. You can do this “three good things” activity during the day or at the end of the day. 

Our brain is wired to pay a lot of attention to negative information. After all, we needed to pay a lot of attention to predators so we survived as a species. So we need to work very hard on paying attention to the positive, because our brains do not necessarily do this as naturally.

Brain Fact

Learning Intention

  • To learn that negative experiences are part of life and that we do not need to fear (unless they are not safe) them or run from them;
  • To learn that we are much better focusing on the positive, and if we can get three positives for every one negative our wellbeing tends to be better.

Success Criteria

  • To be able to identify at least one day where you were able to take time to do the “three good things” exercise.

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