Emotions color our world and our perceptions of reality. You can’t have fun at a party if you enter feeling sad. A student who is excited about leaving for a vacation at 3:00 may not be in the right frame of mind for test taking at 2:00. When you are standing before your class and beginning a lesson, a sea of faces with varied emotions may be looking back at you. “Emotions SCOOT” provides a fun and motivating way for your students to recognize the feelings that affect each of us every day. The questions on these cards are also perfect to use as writing or journal prompts.
The rules are just like your usual Scoot games, and there are 36 question cards in all. Break cards are also provided, giving you a way to adjust the number of cards used for fewer or more students. There are blank cards provided as well for you to add some questions unique to your plan for your students.
The responses can be used later as students discuss and write about their emotions and how they deal with them. The responses to these questions will also give you another way to get to know your students. I’ve included optional pages to use for making an emotions journal. Just print front to back with blank four card pages and then cut apart. Attach with a staple, ribbon, or plastic ring.
I hope you will enjoy using this version of SCOOT to focus on emotions in your learning community this year!