Quite a few years ago, I had a fabulous graduate student who developed a Feelings Book project for the kids she worked with. I have used her template and ideas ever since! She started the unit by reading The Way I Feel by Janan Cain with the kids. She sent home a parent questionnaire to fill out, so they could provide input as to what made their child feel certain ways. Then, each day they met in speech, she targeted a different feeling and custom made a book. Home input helped, but she also talked with the students and helped each one identify feelings in specific situations. This was a long term project, but the end result was a treasure that the children read to their class, and took home.
|Cover page sample|
|screen shot of the 'happy' page|
|screenshot of the scared page|
I have uploaded a template for this book with most of the pictures delected except the feelings icons. If you know how to insert images and text boxes, you are good to go here.
You can insert your own images---use Google or photos if you don't have Boardmaker, or have your child draw a few!
Click here to download a Feelings book template---import your own images, you and your student write/illustrate examples.