Our Body Talks

  • K

  • 1

  • 2

Objective: Students will begin to build emotional intelligence skills by recognizing that their body gives them clues about the different emotions they are feeling.  

Our Body Talks

  • K

  • 1

  • 2

Objective: Students will begin to build emotional intelligence skills by recognizing that their body gives them clues about the different emotions they are feeling.  

Activity:

SEL Competency: Self Management

CSC Unit Goal: Students will be able to apply strategies of self management through deep self reflection of their own cultural identities and behaviors by using strategies of stress management, self regulation, self motivation, goal setting, and organizational skills through a cultural responsive lens to be able to juxtapose between different life situations and to begin to overcome and combat discrimation and inequalities.

Section: Healthy Coping Skills

 

Activity #1:

Ask students to take a minute and be really quiet. Ask them to listen carefully.

Use the protocol, Raise a Hand to share out what they hear when they are really quiet.

Now, ask them to be really quiet again, only this time just listen to their body.

What do they hear? Again, have them use the protocol, Raise a Hand to share what they are hearing.

Tell students that their body tells them things that they need to listen to.

Tell students that our body gives us clues as to what we are feeling. It is important to listen to our body and understand what it is saying so we know what feelings we are having.

Read the book, Listening to My Bodyby Gabi Garcia.     

As you read, create a list of ways our bodies tell us things (butterflies in stomach, hands clenched, etc.).

Use chart paper to create a class list.

Use paper for each student to create a list.

 

Activity #2:

Around the room, have pictures of different emotions we might feel, using “EMOJI EMOTIONS IMAGES.” (attached document).

Do a modified protocol, Carousel Brainstorm. Put students into groups by each of the images.

As a group, discuss what their body would do when they feel that emotion.

Have them get ready to show the class that emotion, using just their bodies.

Go around the room and have each group share out, by using just their bodies, what the emotion looks like.

Discuss the specific ways the body is telling us we are feeling that emotion. For example, your jaw gets tight when you get angry.

Share out using the protocol, Pick a Stick or Roll 'Em.

After each group shares, make sure to use Show Some Love protocol, for the group, by doing a celebration or affirmation for that group.

 

Common Core Standards:

  • K.SL.1 ( Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about kindergarten topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups. )

  • K.SL.2 ( Confirm understanding of a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media by asking and answering questions about key details and requesting clarification if something is not understood. )

  • 1.SL.1 ( Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 1 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups. )

  • 1.SL.1.a ( Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion). )

  • 2.SL.1 ( Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups. )

  • 2.SL.1.a ( Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., gaining the floor in respectful ways, listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion). )