What Makes Me Anxious - Students 2

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Student Activity Sheet A

Directions: It is important to understand the signs your body gives that help you know you are getting anxious. Circle the signs below that help you know you are becoming anxious.

Some signs you may be getting anxious could be:

You may be agitated You may avoid others
You may become restless You may cry
You may be unable to focus You may not want to go to school
You may have trouble falling asleep You may be fearful of being alone
You may be picking your skin You may be biting your nails

My signs that I am getting anxious are:

Student Activity Sheet B

Directions: Think about what causes you to be fearful or worried. An example is a big test. Rate how anxious each situation causes you to feel; 5 being very anxious, with 1 being slightly anxious.

Student Activity Sheet C

Directions: Coping skills are strategies we use to help calm down. Look at the coping skills on Student Activity Sheet C. Which ones help you calm down when you are becoming anxious? Cut out the ones that help you the most. Put them in a place where you can use them when you start to feel anxious. You can create your own cards/strategies if you would like.

Examples: tape on students’ desk, wear them on a lanyard

Student Activity Sheet C can be found at https://www.silassolutions.com/files/Silas/Lessons/52.pdf .

Student Activity Sheet D

Directions: Think about the script read/played for the class and complete the questions below.

1. Who are the characters in this script?

2. What is Silas anxious about?

3. How does Chris suggest Silas deal with his anxiety?

4. How do you think Chris feels when Silas yells at him?

5. What coping skills would help you if you were anxious about a test?

Student Activity Sheet E

Directions: In the scripts below, circle in purple two nouns that name a person and one noun that names a place. Circle in red two verbs.

Remember:

A noun names a person, place, thing, or idea.

A verb names describe an action, a state, or an occurrence.

Example of appropriately coping with anxiety:
Silas: Chris, I’m worried about our math test this afternoon.
Chris: Have you tried using some coping tools such as taking some deep breaths or listening to some music?
Silas: No, that’s a great idea! I think I will try some deep breathing.

Example of inappropriately coping with anxiety:
Silas: Chris, I’m worried about our math test this afternoon.
Chris: Have you tried using some coping tools such as taking some deep breaths or listening to some music?
Silas: (yelling) That won’t help. I cannot do it. I know I will fail my test.

Student Lesson Review Sheet

1. Write the signs your body gives to let you know you are getting anxious.

2. Write what makes you most anxious.

3. Write what makes you a little bit anxious.