Lesson Plan

How Are You Feeling Today?

A presentation guides a thoughtful discussion about identifying emotions. Slide-by-slide, scholars answer questions and offer details about specific feelings. A worksheet challenges class members to draw facial expressions and describe when they feel happy, mad, sad, and love.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Give pupils the option to write their responses to discussion questions in a journal if they do not feel comfortable saying them out loud
  • Create anchor charts that detail each emotion—a facial expression and bullet points of general feelings associated with it
Classroom Considerations
  • Discussing emotions may trigger feelings; keep an eye out for those that require assistance
  • Requires copies
  • The second of four lessons focused on social-emotional development
Pros
  • The plan offers details for each slide
  • Highlights the importance and strengthens self-awareness
Cons
  • None