This companion lesson to the story Wilma Jean, the Worry Machine by Julia Cook teaches students to cope with anxiety and worry. This lesson:
- Teaches students what “worry” and “calm” look and feel like in our bodies
- Lets students identify which parts of their lives worry them most (i.e. school, family, friendships, behavior)
- Teaches students to differentiate between “worries I can control” and “worries I cannot control”
- Teaches students to use the “worry hat” for “out of control” worries
- Teaches students how to use the CBT technique of “reality testing”
- Teaches students 15 additional coping skills
✨ THIS RESOURCE INCLUDES:
✅ An interactive digital for Google Slides presentation™.
✅ An engaging PowerPoint presentation.
✅ A cut-and-paste activity that lets students review 15 coping skills and glue their 6 favorite strategies to the “My Coping Skills” page.
✅ 5 posters to use in instruction and display in your space.
✅ An interactive activity that lets students place their “out of control” worries inside of the “worry hat” bag.
✅ Assorted worksheets and coloring pages that let students identify and explore their worries, practice reality testing, and learn coping skills.
[This resource was posted with permission from Julia Cook].