This freebie includes the template for a 2x8 "feelings card."
I use these cards with students in both individual and small group counseling. However, my classroom teacher colleagues have also implemented this system in their classrooms to do a quick feelings check-in with students!
I created a bulletin board using a shoe holder and images from School Counseling Files
. Each pocket holds an emotion and an image. The students create "feelings cards" using the 2x8 template. They label it with their name (if they choose) and decorate it. The cards are stored in grade-specific pockets, and students pick how they feel whenever they enter my office. Easy!
For more details about how I've implemented this in small groups, please visit my blog