DAILY EMOTIONAL CHECK-IN Identifying Feelings & Emotions Cards Distance Learning

Grade Levels
1st - 3rd, Homeschool
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24 Print + Google Slides
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This daily emotional check-in helps teachers monitor student wellbeing in the classroom and for remote learning. Emotion cards provide a moment of mindfulness for students to notice their feelings and the intensity in which they're felt. Use them during morning meetings to help students become more in tune with what's going on inside and to learn how to regulate their emotions and responses to others. A great resource to use with children with Autism and for special education.

There is a print and a google slides version for those who are distance learning.

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How to Use

Students each have an emotions card adhered to their desk or in an allocated space. They'll take a mindful moment each morning to develop a habit of noticing how they're feeling and how strong that feeling is. It’s something you may like to have them do several times a day, especially after recess and lunchtime.

  • Have a set time each morning after students arrive to do a feelings check-in.
  • Ask students to select the card that best describes their feelings at the time and place it on the emotions poster on their desk.
  • Ask them to rate how strong the feeling is and adhere an intensity dot under the emotion card they’ve selected.
  • You can repeat this process at different times throughout the day. You may decide to have children check-in if the class seems unsettled or there is a social issue as it could help to identify the source.
  • If any child indicates that they’re struggling, follow up with them in private to see if there’s a problem you need to address.
  • Use the check-in list to keep a record of kids who indicate they’re feeling distressed so you can look back to see if there’s a pattern emerging. If you have children who seem to be regularly troubled, use the individual student record cards for them to keep more detailed records.
  • Include yourself in this activity.

This Resource Includes

  • 9 emotion cards each for boys & girls in full color & black outlines
  • Emotion cards & dot keeper
  • 9 “How I am Feeling” posters in color & black outlines
  • Intensity dots
  • Class emotions record
  • Individual emotions record
  • Feelings poster in full color, printer-friendly & black outlines
  • Google Slides version for up to 30 students

* You will need Acrobat 7.0 or later - please contact me if you require an earlier version.

This resource complements our whole school, evidence-based SEL curriculum promoting kindness and mindfulness. Please check it out on our website.


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