Listening to My Body

  • K

  • 1

  • 2

Objective: Students will be able to explain what listening to their body means.

Listening to My Body

  • K

  • 1

  • 2

Objective: Students will be able to explain what listening to their body means.

Activity:

Activity #1:

Ask students to take a minute and be really, 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. Read the book, "Listening to My Body" by 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, using "Emoji's Emotions" (attached document), we might feel. (Angry, happy, nervous or anxious, fear, sad, disgust, surprise.)

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.

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

After each group shares, make sure to show some love 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). )