This smile chart is a tool to assist you and your student as you talk about what happened that was upsetting. As your other students are doing their morning work, you or an instructional assistant can take a minute to review the student’s evening and morning, write what the child says on this document and save. The student can circle the face that best describes his/her mood. It can serve as anecdotal notes to share with the school counselor, social worker, etc. This minute may be the difference for this child to have a successful day. This small action lets your student know you care and are there to help.