The Ooh Aaah Song

The Oooh Aaah Song helps students practice mindfulness, and recognize the importance of mindful breathing. During the Oooh Aaah Song, students will move through different emotions or feelings that come from their Emotional ABC list, where breathing might be able to help them. This exercise also gives them the opportunity to practice recognizing their own emotions, and instances where breathing could have helped them get through a challenge.

Primary Competency: Self-Management

Skills: Managing emotions, mindfulness, stress management

How to prepare for The Oooh Aaah Song:

  • Load the video before playing to check that sound is working.
  • Follow along with your student! Reinforce these skills and model active participation.


Next-Level Student Prompts:

  • TIP! Use this song throughout the day, or when your student might need a reminder of the importance of managing emotions.
  • Have a discussion about the differences or similarities in emotions that you may experience throughout the day. Ask your student if they notice themselves experiencing any emotion during certain situations?
  • To dig deeper, ask them how they can help support their friends and family knowing how they may be feeling?

A Me Memo

A Me Memo helps students build self efficacy, or a belief that we are capable of accomplishing new or difficult things. Students are prompted to imagine that their role models are encouraging them to face their fears and confront challenges head on. Students then speak to themselves just like their role models would speak to them (their Me Memo). By participating in this exercise, students are engaging in positive self talk, which helps them build their resilience and confidence to face challenges.

Primary Competency: Self-Awareness, Self-Management

Skills: Self-efficacy, resilience

How to prepare for A Me Memo:

  • Load the video and make sure the volume is working.
  • In the exercise, students will be prompted to turn to the person next to them and share their Me Memos. Instead, instruct them to share their Me Memo with you!


Next level student prompts:

  • Have a discussion on the meaning of being a role model.
  • What do students think makes someone a role model?
  • How does one become a role model?
  • Why are role models important in our lives?
  • Prompt them to think about their role models. What they like about their role model? Why do they think this person is a role model?