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Using this story, the students will make a black and white photography book of their feelings.
- Book On Monday When It Rained
- paper to record students' input
- Discuss feelings
- Learn to describe feelings and visually express them
- talk about things that make us feel certain ways
Read the story On Monday When It Rained to the students. Talk about the feelings. As you read it (the first or second time), ask the students to make the face that they boy is making (happy, sad, disappointed). Be sure to explain any emotions that are difficult for your age group.
Once the story is completed, ask the students to think of a way they feel, and what mde them feel that way. Take a picture of the student showing you the feeling. Record what they say made them feel that way (i.e., When my sister hits me, I feel angry.)
Students can play emotions games (like duck, duck, goose -- happy, happy, sad). Students can draw pictures with desciptions of how they feel. Students can brainstorm what to do when your emotions are strong, and you are having trouble controlling them. Students can decide on a place in the room where they can go when they need a few minutes to deal with their emotions.