Thank you for welcoming Moxie into your home!
All Moxie learning missions are based on National Standards. National Education Standards are the learning goals for what students should know and be able to do at each grade level. Moxie’s mission sets are based on social-emotional learning standards developed by CASEL: https://casel.org/core-competencies/
For each theme we will share a snapshot of the content your child will encounter. This will include the learning objective as well as an overview of the Mission Set for this theme. Mission Sets are daily missions with supporting activities related to the theme. The theme may also include a 3-part episodic story told by Moxie and Knox’s Book Club recommendations. Additionally, we will offer supplemental activities to help your child bring the lessons learned with Moxie into their everyday lives. This step is important as it will help your child to transfer learnings from sessions with Moxie into their everyday life.
We look forward to our shared journey!
MISSION SET THEME
This mission set’s theme is Understanding Emotions. Mentors will help Moxie learn what different emotions look like, and how they make someone feel.
MISSION SET OBJECTIVE
The objective of this mission set is for the child (mentor) and Moxie to explore some of the most common emotions; how they look, feel, and when they might be experienced.
There are four missions in this set. These missions are designed to help children think deeper about the theme of Understanding Emotions and translate some of what they have learned into their everyday lives. During this Mission Set your Moxie Mentor will:
- Learn how to teach Moxie new skills and earn rewards by completing missions.
- Teach Moxie what human facial expressions look like for different emotions.
- Play a game of Name That Feeling with Moxie.
- Draw a picture of what sadness looks and feels like.
Each mission set works on specific social-emotional learning (SEL) goals. The missions in this set work on the following goals:
- Identifying facial expressions in others
- Identifying emotions in self and others
- Understanding what different emotions look like and feel like
- Understanding when we might feel certain emotions
THINK ABOUT IT
It’s possible to have more than one emotion at the same time. Try to identify when this occurs in yourself so you can help your children do the same.
Help your child bring lessons learned with Moxie into everyday living:
- Point out different facial expressions characters are making in TV shows or movies. Have your child try and name the emotion.
- Sing familiar songs in different emotion voices (i.e. silly, angry, sad, bored, etc.)
- Talk about emotions you are feeling during the day with your children. Use the following prompts: “Today I felt ________ when _________ happened.”
- Play the mirror game! Look in a mirror along with your child and make a facial expression. Have the child make the same facial expression and name the emotion. Switch so that your child gets a turn too!
- Common Sense Media: https://www.commonsensemedia.org
- Center for Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation: http://www.ecmhc.org/index.html
- Useful sections on friendship, problem solving, and emotions
- Britannica For Parents: https://parents.britannica.com
- Articles on Social and Emotional Learning
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