The Uses Are ENDLESS:
First Day of School
Gauge Student’s Emotions
Getting Students to Open Up
Starting Small Groups
and so much more!!!!!
Emotion Words Posters:
Teach each emotion (sad, uneasy, surprised, angry, disgusted, and happy) one at a time to your class or small group. Explain that there are many emotion words and descriptors for each emotion. The emotion words are difficult, your students probably have not encountered most of them. Challenge your students to use a dictionary to uncover the meanings of the emotion words. Once you’ve reviewed an emotion, display the poster on the wall or board for students to use as a reference.
Chameleon Color Chart:
Use this as a quick guide/reference chart to review each emotion. This should be utilized when explaining directions for the worksheet.
Roll and Respond:
Two templates to help you get the conversation started.
Complete worksheet with group.
Here are the worksheet directions:
1) Color the chameleons on the Chameleon Color Chart to create your own color guide.
2) Think of your current mood and emotions, what colors on the color guide match how you feel? Using the Chameleon Color Chart as a guide, color your chameleon based on your current emotions. You may use as many colors as you need to describe how you feel.
3) When finished coloring, look at the Emotion Words on the back of this page, choose three to six that describe how you’re feeling. Write them on your chameleon.
4) Complete the statements at the bottom of this page.
Two statement finishers are posed:
My chameleon is showing my feelings of __________________.
I feel this way because ________________________________.
Keep the focus on students expressing their own emotions. They can hide behind the shield of the chameleon on their paper, however they need to be working with their personal emotions.
Use Cami as an example. She’s colored yellow, orange, and purple because she is surprised, a bit fearful, but mostly joyful (colors match the described emotions). She has the emotion words written on her that more accurately describe how she feels.
I hope you enjoy!
The Crafty Counselor