Students often come to school with much on their minds. A mood check-in is a great social-emotional learning tool, creating a private outlet for student to teacher communication. This resource includes 2 versions of a morning check-in and 1 afternoon check-out, which may be copied back to back. The visual menu of emotions makes this activity accessible for all students. This informal assessment tool allows teachers to know how their students are feeling at the start of each day and creates an outlet for discussion of nonacademic issues and concerns. Taking five minutes a day or less, this communication tool will surely improve your positive classroom environment.