Welcome to Lucy’s Learning Corner!

Thank you for joining our vibrant community. You’ve taken a wonderful step towards enriching the emotional and educational journey of children.

Here’s What Awaits You in Lucy’s Learning Corner:

  • Dynamic Lesson Plans: Dive into a treasure trove of interactive lesson plans. Each plan is thoughtfully designed to explore emotions and wellbeing, using “Lucy’s Blue Day” as an engaging springboard.
  • Creative Resources: Discover a variety of digital storytelling kits, printable worksheets, and craft activities. These resources are tailor-made to spark imagination and foster understanding of emotions in a fun, relatable way.
  • Expert-Led Webinars and Podcasts: Tune in to our webinars and podcasts, featuring experts in emotional education. These sessions are a great way to gain insights and ideas for bringing emotional literacy into your classroom or home.
  • Teacher and Parent Guides: Access detailed guides and strategies for teachers and parents. Whether you’re leading a classroom or supporting learning at home, these resources offer valuable tips and advice.
  • Community Forum: Connect with a network of educators, parents, and professionals. Share experiences, discuss challenges, and celebrate successes in a supportive, collaborative space.
  • Monthly Updates: Stay excited and inspired with new content added every month! From fresh lesson ideas to the latest tools, we’re committed to keeping Lucy’s Learning Corner a dynamic and evolving resource.
As part of our community, you’re not just accessing educational tools; you’re joining a movement that values emotional growth as much as academic achievement. We’re delighted to have you with us on this journey of discovery and learning.
Remember, in Lucy’s World, every emotion is a step towards understanding and growth. Let’s make each day a colourful, educational adventure.
Welcome aboard, and let’s start exploring!

Welcome to Your First Month of Lesson Plans with Lucy's Learning Corner!

Age Level: 5-7 years (adaptations for 8-11 years) Duration: 5 lessons spread over 4 weeks

Objective: To help students identify a variety of emotions and develop empathy through the engaging story of "Lucy's Blue Day".

What's Inside:

Lesson 1: Discovering Lucy's World

  • Activity: Read "Lucy's Blue Day" together. Explore the story's context and characters.
  • Discussion: Understand the emotions Lucy feels. Relate these emotions to students' experiences.
  • Older Students: Delve into the psychological effects of emotions and the importance of discussing them.
  • Activity: Create a classroom 'Emotion Wall' for students to express their feelings using colors.

Lesson 2: The Colour of Emotions

  • Activity: Match emotions with colors, using Lucy's hair as a guide.
  • Older Students: Investigate color psychology and its influence on moods.
  • Discussion: Why is Lucy's hair blue? What do other colors represent?
  • Craft: Artwork creation of Lucy with a chosen hair color reflecting a personal emotional experience.

Lesson 3: Sharing Our 'Blue' Moments

  • Activity: Students share times when they felt 'blue' and explore these feelings through discussion or drawing.
  • Older Students: Compose short stories or poems about overcoming difficult emotions.
  • Discussion: Strategies to manage and respond to sad feelings.
  • Extension: Start a 'Feelings Diary' for daily emotional tracking and weekly reflections.

Lesson 4: Learning Empathy

  • Activity: Engage in role-play scenarios inspired by the book, focusing on supporting others.
  • Older Students: Create complex scenarios involving multiple emotions and responses.
  • Discussion: How to help someone feeling like Lucy. Appropriate words and actions.
  • Activity: Design 'Empathy Cards' with thoughtful messages.

Lesson 5: Reflecting on Emotional Growth

  • Discussion: Group reflection on the emotional journey and changes over the month.
  • Activity: Review the 'Emotion Wall'. How have feelings shifted?
  • Craft: Create 'Lucy's Emotion Wheel' for a broader range of emotions, especially for older students.

Materials Needed:

  • "Lucy's Blue Day" book
  • Supplies for 'Emotion Wall', crafts, 'Feelings Diary', and 'Empathy Cards'

Assessment:

  • Participation and engagement in discussions
  • Observing empathy in role-play
  • Reflections in 'Feelings Diary'

Follow-up:

  • Monthly revisits to the 'Emotion Wall' for sustained emotional awareness.
  • Use 'Lucy's Emotion Wheel' in class discussions, particularly with older students.
Join us for a month-long exploration of emotional literacy, uniquely structured for younger and older students alike. Let's embark on this enlightening journey together!
Month 1 Lesson Plans
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Month 2: Resilience

  • Focus: Building strength to overcome challenges and adapt to change.
  • Activities: Storytelling and discussions about overcoming adversity, resilience-building exercises.

Month 3: Mindfulness

  • Focus: Developing awareness of the present moment, thoughts, and feelings.
  • Activities: Mindfulness exercises, guided meditations, and reflective journaling.

Month 4: Communication

  • Focus: Enhancing verbal and non-verbal communication skills, especially expressing feelings and needs.
  • Activities: Role-playing, active listening exercises, and creative storytelling.

Month 5: Teamwork and Cooperation

  • Focus: Working effectively with others, understanding group dynamics.
  • Activities: Group projects, collaborative games, and discussions about the importance of teamwork.

Month 6: Self-Esteem and Confidence

  • Focus: Building a positive self-image and belief in one's abilities.
  • Activities: Self-portrait projects, 'I am' statements, and activities that encourage stepping out of comfort zones.

Month 7: Gratitude and Positivity

  • Focus: Recognizing and appreciating the good in life, developing a positive outlook.
  • Activities: Gratitude journals, 'thank you' letter writing, and discussions on finding positivity in challenging situations.

Discover Our Printable Resources!

Welcome to the Printables section of Lucy’s Learning Corner, where you’ll find a wide range of engaging workbooks, images, posters, and more, all designed to nurture emotional well-being in children. Click on the document you wish to download below and embark on a journey of exploration and growth with Lucy’s Blue Day!

Mental Health Posters

Mental Health Posters

Introducing an invaluable resource for fostering mental health awareness and support! Lucy's Learning Corner is thrilled to announce the addition of 75 new mental health posters, designed to inspire, educate, and uplift. Whether you're a teacher looking to enrich your classroom environment, a caregiver seeking to promote well-being in a healthcare setting, or simply an individual passionate about mental health advocacy, these vibrant posters offer a wealth of insights and encouragement.

From empowering affirmations to practical coping strategies, each poster is thoughtfully crafted to resonate with diverse audiences and promote positive mental health practices. Hang them in classrooms, offices, bedrooms, or communal spaces to create an atmosphere of understanding and support.

With topics ranging from mindfulness and self-care to destigmatizing mental illness, these posters serve as powerful tools for sparking important conversations and promoting mental wellness for all. Join us in embracing this valuable addition to Lucy's Learning Corner and let's continue to cultivate a culture of compassion and resilience together.