UPDATE: This is the first of many lessons in a unit on feelings. Please see products in my store for the unit and more. Happy teaching! go to the link below for the full unit.
Description and Directions of Use:
This is the first lesson for a "Feelings" unit. I teach this lesson for two days (repetition is key for my students). The lesson is consistently structured throughout, and highly visual (which also allows students to use the visuals for communication purposes if needed). In appropriate places I ask students to practice their "happy" face, use mirrors to see their faces, and act out the thing they can do when feeling happy. I also took pictures of students and their "happy" face to add to a "Feelings Book" that will be complete at the end of the unit. On the comprehension pages and the activity at the end, the items that can be cut out and pasted, have dotted line borders. This activity serves as a simple and structured lesson that contains multi-sensory elements. I also use YouTube videos along with the lesson to help students identify the feeling of "happy" in other people. This lesson can then be laminated, kept in a binder, and reused. This lesson could be appropriate for all age levels but I did use this for a classroom of students with autism in a self-contained, life skills classroom. Look for my "Feelings" Unit for more lessons that contain the same elements.