Back in October, after Hurricane Sandy, I posted a little freebie pack of activities to help students talk and write about their feelings and experiences after a storm. It seems as though that pack may be useful once again so I have updated it with new clip art and revised pages.
Here is the link to the original post:
Here's an excerpt from the original post:
We have weathered many storms in our area - thunderstorms, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, and snowstorms. We have had to deal with downed trees, power outages, washed out roads, missing roofs, car accidents, and even lost lives. When it's all over, we dust ourselves off and carry on. Back to the grind.
But we forget that it's not always that simple for our little ones. It isn't so easy for them to shake off the fear and worry and put it all behind them. They have been kept up all night listening to the roaring wind and pounding rain, or had to evacuate their home, or had damage to their property. Even if they don't see destruction first hand, they see it on TV. So scary for an itty bitty!
My students often return to school after a storm or natural disaster and cannot concentrate on the task at hand because they haven't yet worked through their feelings of fear, worry, or helplessness. I certainly can't teach fractions when the kids are afraid the roof might blow off the school!
So, whether you live near the storms or just have students who have been seeing a little too much news coverage, I hope you find some of this pack useful.
And if you have suggestions for additional pages or other ideas, PLEASE let me know! I would love to add to the pack and make it as useful as possible to teachers and students.
I hope you are all safe and well,
Welcome! I am Nikki Sabiston, a 20 year veteran teacher at Title I schools in Virginia. I share classroom management strategies and create teaching resources to enhance literacy, math, and behavior management in the elementary classroom.