Subject: SEL (Social-Emotional Learning)
Lesson Length: 20 - 30 mins
Grade Level: 4, 5
SELF-MANAGEMENT: The abilities to manage one’s emotions, thoughts, and behaviors effectively in different situations and to achieve goals and aspirations.
Brief Description: Students will organize premade comics in the order that aligns with how they live their own morning routines.
Know Before You Start: Students should understand the meaning of routines and why they are important.
Hook: Discuss the importance of routines. How many of you have morning routines? How do those routines make us successful?
Activity: Say: Today we are going to use the comic examples of morning routines to explore our own routine order.
- Each student will need something to write on/write with for activity.
- Display the sample routine comic. Each routine is numbered.
- Have students order the routines in the comic according to when THEY do them at home. For example, if they brush their teeth first they should write down 5 first. If they watch TV next, then they should write down 8 second.
- The goal is to align the comics to the order of their real-life routines. If they don’t do one of the routines, they can skip that number.
- When they’re finished, each student should have a string of numbers showing their own routines in order.
As an extension, you may wish to have students create a personalized routine comic of their own.
Closure: Ask the students to share their personal routine orders. Have them compare their routines to others. Students can write/discuss the following reflection questions:
- Is any routine better? Why or why not?
- How do routines help us with being successful in school?
- What if you changed a routine you already have… would that make you feel a certain way? Would it be better?
- What are some different routines we’d like to add to our day to help us be more successful?
- Print the comic and have students sort the pictures based on their routine
- Provide sentence frames for discussion questions
- Allow students to create their own comic that shows their morning routine