How can we tell how others are feeling?
It's okay to have any feeling, but we still have to make positive choices with our feelings. Met my "friend," Cloud and read his story: Cloud's Best Worst Day Ever. Discussed what he could have done differently when he was mad.
1st Grade - Feelings
What are okay ways to show different feelings? Discussed what happens when we don't show our feelings the right way (people get upset, we might get in trouble, etc.). Read Today I Feel Silly and Other Moods that Make My Day. For most feelings in the book we made the feeling face, thought about times we feel/felt that way, and considered positive things we can do when we have that feeling (if it was a tough one to deal with).
2nd Grade - Dealing with Tough Feelings
Talked about things that make us mad. It's okay to be mad, but what happens when we don't get our mad feelings out appropriately?
Our feelings affect us AND others; they can be contagious! Read Andrew's Angry Words and talked about good ways to get out anger.