•Students will create a concrete example of each affective stage (sewn plush Affective Buddy characters: Receiving Reese, Responding Reba, Valuing Valarie, Organization Orville, and Characterization Carson).
•Students will identify the different affective stages and role-play each one via social, cultural, and community content (hunger and homelessness).
•Students will identify and accurately express the difference between each affective stage.
•Students will utilize Social Skills Cards to express emotions at each affective stage.
•Students will understand and predict likely transitions between each affective stage.
•Five sets of 24 Affective Buddies made from plush material, thread, a sewing machine, button eyes, glue gun, stuffing, and puffy paint.
•Teacher created Social Skills cards.
•24 student Reflection Journals
•Read aloud books: Uncle Willie and the Soup Kitchen, Soul Moon Soup, The Lady in the Box, Material World: A Global Family Portrait, and The Greatest Table.
•Newspapers (local and global news)