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 student to take a minute and be really, really quiet.

Ask them to listen carefully.

Use 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 Raise a Hand and share what they are hearing. 

Tell students that our body tells us things that we need to listen to. Read or watch the Book or Video of Listen 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 we might feel. (Angry, happy, nervous or anxious, fear, sad, disgust, surprise)

Do a modified Carousel Brainstorming. Put students into groups by each of the images.

As a group, discuss what their body would do when we 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 random name generator 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). )