You might have seen the new display in our classroom called How Are You Feeling Today? We look at it twice a day every day to see how everyone is feeling and if they are feeling sad or scared we think of how we can help them. We understand that not everyone will be happy all of the time but we don’t want anyone to be unhappy or worried when we can help them. We also talk about the different ways in which we can be happy. We’ve used the characters from Inside Out to help us understand the different feelings.
These are some of the things we say when we put our pictures onto the different emotions.
As you can see there are still question marks for Disgust. Not many children have chosen this emotion so we’ve not heard many reasons for why you might feel disgust. Can you think of any with your grown ups?
If we do say something that is making us sad or worried there is always a chance for the children to talk to a grown up about it and hopefully they can help. Any serious concerns or worries would be followed up using the correct school procedures and policies.
The children put their pictures up first thing in the morning just before we start our first morning carpet session and then look at them again straight after dinnertime.
The whole school does something similar with the children giving a number out of 10 to say how they are feeling each day.
Please ask if you have any further questions.