Lesson Plan

Making Connections with Our Feelings

In this feelings-focused lesson, ELs will practice identifying feelings and using feeling words as they reflect on the end of kindergarten and the beginning of first grade. It can be used on its own or as support to the lesson The Night Before First Grade.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the The Night Before First Grade lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the The Night Before First Grade lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to reflect on their own feelings about moving to first grade.

Language

Students will be able to use emotion words to share their feelings with grade level words using visual and written supports.

Introduction

(2 minutes)
Understanding FeelingsTeach Background Knowledge TemplateWrite Student-Facing Language Objectives ReferenceMindfulness: Guide to Feelings CardsGlossary: Making Connections with Our FeelingsVocabulary Cards: Making Connections with Our Feelings
  • Ask if anyone has ever felt "happy" before. Pause to allow think time, and then have students turn and talk to a partner to share something that makes them feel happy.
  • Gather students together and explain that today you will be reading a story about all different kinds of feelings, and that the students will get a chance to think about their own feelings about the end kindergarten.