This lesson is designed for kindergarteners to practice using the SEL emotional regulation colors.
It follows the Oregon Standard 4: Students will demonstrate the ability to use interpersonal communication skills to enhance health and avoid or reduce health risks. Specifically the kindergarten standard: HE.4.K.1 Identify healthy ways to express needs, wants, and feelings.
This lesson assumes kids already have previous knowledge of the four emotion zones and allows them to practice through a read-aloud, drawing, partner sharing, and generating a class list. Click on any of the images to access the Jamboard. Jamboard allows students to have ownership of their own slides and creation in a virtual setting. It also allows for easy sharing because anyone with the link can access the information.
First, watch or read the book ‘The Bad Seed’ by Jory John
Then pull up the Jamboard on the teacher’s screen (without sharing the link to the students) to review the four core emotions and some strategies that people can use to move back to green.
Ask the students what color they think the bad seed felt at the beginning and end of the book. Generate some ideas about what the bad seed did to move to green on the whiteboard.
Then, share the Jamboard link with the students and have them identify what color they are currently feeling on slide #2.
When finished, have them each find their slide (the teacher should put students’ names at the top of each slide before the lesson) and draw themselves as the bad seed and some strategies they would use to move back to green. Students can reference slide #1, the whiteboard, or the example slide on #3 for examples.
Once finished drawing, have students share their images with a partner and explain their strategies. The teacher will then gather students’ ideas on the last slide.