It's the beginning of the school year and your students (and you!) might be experiencing a wealth of emotions about the newness of it all. Use this anchor chart poster to help students sort through those feelings and receive support from knowing they're not alone.
Activity #1: Read Aloud and Poll the Class
- Give each student an emoji cutout shape (EMJ002- EMJ027) created by the VariQuest Cutout Maker 1800 or a sticky note to place above the emoji that shares their feelings. You can have students write their names on the sticky side of the sticky note or the back of the emoji cut shape to keep this activity anonymous.
- You can also cut out blank circles (EMJ019) and have students draw a self-portrait that shows the strongest emotion they felt on the first day back and have them attach that on the anchor chart.
Visit the VariQuest Blog for our post on First Day Feelings for more activities to complete using this poster, plus some additional resources! https://info.variquest.com/blog/lesson-plan-first-day-of-school-feelings