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March SEL Calendar

This month's theme is "Moving Past "I Can't" to "I Can't Wait!".


All educators know that March snow showers don’t bring flowers - they bring standardized testing. For many of our students, standardized tests elicit stress, anxiety and fear. How can we help our students build endurance they can draw on during situations that are hard or uncomfortable? March is the month of RESILIENCE! If we can help our students experience success on small incremental goals, they will gain life-long tools they can use when the times get tough.


This monthly SEL Calendar is full of problem solving activities that help your students:

  • practice patience,

  • work collaboratively,

  • push their boundaries,

  • and build confidence!


All of the activities are clickable and take you straight into the WebApp where you can find facilitation steps!


Download the March SEL Calendar Below:


Here’s what you’ll love about the Kikori March SEL Calendar:

  • SEL activities to increase connection to self, others, and the planet!

  • Proven SEL activities help students build students’ sense of CONNECTION!

  • Easy to FIND and USE during Morning Meetings, Advisory Sessions, and more!

  • Relevant and FUN National day themes and activities!

  • SEL Standards-aligned and simple to integrate into lesson plans!

How to Use the SEL Calendar

Download Kikori through Apple, Android or Desktop for free! Each of the activities for the calendar are available within the Kikori platform along with 800+ more experiential activities.




BONUS:

We understand how important SEL frameworks are so we've aligned each activity with CASEL's Social Emotional Learning standards and 21st Century Skills to make finding the RIGHT activity for your youth easier than ever!



What's going on this month?

Celebrate this week's special days with 10 minute activities- no props required!


Week 1

"A bend in the road is not the end of the road… unless you fail to make the turn.” – Helen Keller



Week 2

“It’s always too soon to quit!” – Norman Vincent Peale



Week 3

“Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.” – Walter Elliot



Week 4

"It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer." – Albert Einstein


Week 5

"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying 'I will try again tomorrow.'" – Mary Anne Radmacher



What are the Kikori daily themes?

Each day, the SEL Calendar provides you with an activity focused on the following daily Kikori themes:


Mindful Monday activities include meditations, visualizations and mindfulness

Together Tuesday activities involve team building and initiatives that build trust

Wellness Wednesday activities focus on ways to build physical and emotional health

Thoughtful Thursday activities use problem solving and reflection to help grow inward

Fun Friday activities are energizing activities that reinforce the importance of joy


How does Kikori ensure these activities build social emotional skills like self-awareness and relationship skills?

Each activity provides you with instructions that follow the experiential learning cycle. This means the activities help youth actively engage and then provides reflection questions related to the activity.


These questions help youth reflect and build self- and social-awareness (what happened during the activity?), make meaningful connections to their own lives (how did what happened during the activity connect to other experiences?), and engage in personal growth (what are they going to take from this activity into their lives?)


And the National Day Activities?

Here at Kikori, we think it's important to educate our students on important days of the year and learn what they stand for. To make team building in the classroom or at youth development programs MEANINGFUL, we've included a special National Holiday for every day and a corresponding team building activity. We did our homework to find the best days for students to celebrate!

New to Kikori? Here's How to Use Kikori and Kikori PLAYlists:

  1. Download Kikori through Apple, Android or Desktop for free!

  2. On Desktop? Print the Planner Printables above and click right into the activities to get instructions, reflection questions and more!

  3. On your phone ? Use the search bar to easily find the activities.



What are your favorite Resilience Month activities? Share in the comments!

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