The feelings chart is a visual tool to help students identify their feelings, especially when it may become difficult to express those verbally. By simply pointing to or moving an arrow up or down, the student can indicate that they are starting to have a problem. The goal is to prevent further escalation by guiding them to a set of pre-planned activities to cam down. By teaching the student to recognize that these activities are available when they reach a 3, they can resume a feeling of security that will allow for continued learning and success. This is how students learn to self-regulate . . . A life long skill!
By placing emotion scripts on the back, the student can readily expand on how they are feeling and why by writing and/or drawing it out.