Give your students opportunities to evaluate choices and discuss how choices affect mood.
This unit introduces mood. Students will learn that their feelings and emotions put them in a mood and that their mood influences their choices. For example, feeling bored or grumpy can lead to an “I won’t” mood, while feeling cheerful or content can lead to an "I will" mood. An "I will" mood can make it easier to make a fit choice; however, an “I won’t” mood needs to be motivated (turned around) for someone to make a fit choice.
Four essential concepts form an understanding of mood:
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Identifying FeelingsStudents partner with a friend. One selects a feeling word from the class word bank and acts it out. The partner guesses the feeling, then they both decide if the feeling influences an “I will” mood or an “I won’t” mood. They then switch roles and play again.
Identifying How Feelings Affect MoodChildren identify a feeling and mood for each scenario. Encourage children to talk about times when they motivated an “I won’t” mood to be an “I will” mood.
Encourage Talk About FeelingsEncourage kids to play mood-guessing games with their friends and family members to practice the skill of turning an “I won’t” mood into an “I will” mood and making a fit choice.
Time: 20 Minutes