Well, not really! Today we talked about feeling sad. We practiced the letter "s," which by the way is an extremely tricky letter to learn. We read two silly-sad stories, The Boo Hoo Bird by Jeremy Tankard and The Pout Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen. In circle we talked about things that make us sad and some of our answers were: getting pushed, mean words, and a friend not wanting to play. We also learned how we can be bucket fillers and help our friends feel happy instead of being sad. Friendly hugs, compliments, and offers to play together are a few ways that we can spread cheer.
We used our 5 senses to describe being sad.
smells like bad things,
tastes like salty tears,
sounds like crying,
and looks like sad faces.
Things that make us happy.
Today we talked about feeling happy! We made a list of things that make us happy, sorted happy and sad pictures, and read stories about feeling happy. We even got to chase bubbles around the classroom because bubbles make everybody happy!!
In the afternoon we had different stations where we got to use our senses to "sense" happiness.
tastes like a rainbow (Skittles),
feels like opening a present,
smells like freshly baked cookies,
and looks like bubbles!
Today we started our week-long unit on Feelings! Following up on the bucket filler idea, we will be talking about how we feel, and how we can communicate those feelings with others. During circle time, we brainstormed different types of feelings we have, and made a bar graph showing how everyone in the class felt at that moment... glad to say most had happy feelings!
For our art project today we practiced showing feelings by making thumbprint people who were in many different moods! We also practiced the letter F, and did some other letter practice during centers. Overall it was a great day! If you want to know more about what kind of feelings we will be learning about this week, see Friday's blog post to download lesson plans for the week.