Built with the premise that sometimes we "get the blues," this mood meter helps students young and old. From PreK-through High School. I have used it both at home and in my classroom to help my children and students to define emotion and how to deal with it. It also defines the "DANGER ZONES."
So often we tell kiddos, "it's okay to cry." Or, "Sad is okay." And thought there is truth there, these can be and ARE dangerous statements especially in the teen years. Thinking with an "suicide prevention" mind set, we have put those places in the DANGER ZONES for two reasons ::
1) People can swing (like a Pendulum) from danger zone to danger zone, and we teach the signs of this.
2) Though there is some truth in the platitudes, the statements are rendered utter lies when one "stays there too long."
This EXCEL worksheet is EDITABLE, and can print as a POSTER or something you tape together. You choose.
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