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With the inspiration from some of my little ones, I created a special book that I wanted to share with you. These friends of mine had quite a challenging time explaining their own feelings until I noticed they could relate them to color, figurative language phrases. They were also able to explain those feelings and give accurate examples using the color phrases. So, I decided to combine familiar colors with emotions to help my students begin to understand common feelings. It also happened that several students needed to work on answering questions and following directions as well. So, ‘A Colorful You’ was created. Please keep in mind this is something I created out of need. It is not researched based or a social curriculum.
Here is what is inside the book companion:
Print and laminate book. Assemble book so that text is on the left and the large color splash page is on the right. Laminate pages and cards. Cut cards.
Read, ‘ A Colorful You ’ to your students. Keep the book out and available for reference.
pg 3. Match the color idiom to its meaning. The idiom and meaning are color coded for easy checking. There are 4 idioms and one meaning for each.
pg 4-11. Use the included feeling/color identification pages to help students understand each color/emotion. Have students fill out each page. Once they have completed all the pages they will have a reference book of basic emotions.
pg 12-15. Lay cards face up on the table. Have students match the emotions to the correct color. There are three emotion words for each color. Emotions are the same color as the color they correspond to.
pg 16. Use the description web to help students map out events that trigger particular emotions.
pg 17-23. Read the story to your students. Have them identify which color/emotion the child in the story is feeling. They can then state/write synonyms that would describe that students emotion. There is one work sheet for each color.
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