Kindergarten Guidance: We will read The Way I Feel. We are identifying clues that match different feelings, such as facial expressions, shapes, and colors. We will make colorful feelings bracelets with beads that represent different feelings.
In 1st grade guidance, we will read Glad Monster, Sad Monster and are also identifying clues that match different feelings, such as facial expressions and colors. We also discuss what feelings different situations give us and that it is okay and helpful to talk about our feelings. Students are "unmasking their feelings" while making their own feelings masks which they decorate with colors that match their feelings they identify for that day.
Second Grade Updates
In 2nd grade guidance, we will read Magic Coloring Book of Feelings.We will be looking at pictures in the book together to imagine what is occurring and identifying the feelings of the people in the pictures using their facial expressions and body language.Feelings, pleasant or unpleasant, are a part of us and are all normal and acceptable to have. 2nd graders are making a body outline more colorful and special by coloring them to reflect feelings they have identified as having that particular day.
Third Grade Updates
In 3rd grade guidance, Students will become emotional investigators.We will create an investigation file and discuss what clues can help us identify how someone else is feeling.We will learn about facial expressions, body language, and verbal clues.
Fourth Grade Updated
In 4th grade guidance, we will begin to dive deeper into exploring empathy. Some volunteers go "shoe shopping" and they find a shoe and a story in the shoe box they select. After the students share the scenario, we identify how the person may be feeling (sometimes it is helpful to imagine how we would feel if we were in the same situation) and ways we can show that person we care (it is also helpful to imagine what we would like from others if we were in that situation).
Fifth Grade Updates
In 5th grade guidance, We will review empathy and watch a short “kindness boomerang” video created by elementary students.Showing empathy can be easy when it comes to helping someone when they fall, comforting a friend who seems sad, or helping to clean up a mess.Showing empathy can also be difficult when you find yourself stuck between two friends, when you want to stand up for someone who is being teased, or when you want to spend time with a friend but you would have to sacrifice doing something else you want to do. We will discuss possible positive results and possible negative results of deciding to show empathy and the possible positive and negative results of not showing empathy.