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Use this "Feelings" Check-In poster daily to help children learn how to identify their own feelings.
Daily experience with understanding and interpreting their own feeling will help them develop better self-regulation for managing their emotions. It will also help them to recognize emotions and feelings in others.
This poster can be used at drop-off time so children can use it as a sign in system. It is a very effective way for teachers to monitor which children might need extra attention that morning.
This poster can also be used at he beginning of circle time for children to identify their feelings before picking a seat for circle.
I covered a large piece of cardboard with large scrapbook paper and used colored tape to mark off the areas. You can cover the scrapbook paper with clear contact paper or laminating paper. You could also use velcro pieces as well to attach name tags. I cut out name tags out of cardboard and used painters tape on the back.
I found that I needed to be careful about my responses to the children's choices making sure that I wasn't giving a negative reaction to children who choose "sad" or "angry". Our classroom reinforced that it is "ok" to be upset or angry, but you can't break things or hurt people. We also posted a calm down poster near the feelings chart to help children learn how to calm their bodies when they were upset.