What Makes Me Anxious - Students 2

Foundational

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Student Activity Sheet A

Directions: It is important to understand the signs your body gives you to 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 are:

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

Some signs you may be getting anxious are:

Student Activity Sheet B

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

Student Activity Sheet C

Directions: Coping skills are strategies we use to help us calm down. Look at the coping skills below. 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 that you can use them when you start to feel anxious.

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

Student Activity Sheet D

Who are the characters in this script?

What is Silas anxious about?

How does Chris suggest Silas deal with his anxiety?

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

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

Student Activity Sheet E

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

Remember:

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

A verb names describe an action, state, or 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 can’t do it. I know I will fail my test.

Directions: How many syllables do you hear in the words below?

Student Lesson Review Sheet

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

2. Write what makes you most anxious.

3. Write what makes you slightly anxious.