UEN Security Office
Technical Services Support Center (TSSC)
Eccles Broadcast Center
101 Wasatch Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
(801) 585-6105 (fax)
1 class periods of 45 minutes each
Students will identify and describe various feelings, so that they can communicate more effectively.
Due to a different format, preview Michael Pichard's video 'Dealing with Feelings.'
Through a simulation, students will experience the effects that result from withholding feelings that could and should be expressed.
Write the following statement on the chalk/white board, 'What are feelings?' List student responses.
Ask students to share an example of a feeling they or someone else has had in the last several days.
Introduce the activity by writing the following phrase on the white/chalk board: 'What are feelings?' Invite student participation. List responses on the board.
Ask students to share an example of a feeling they or someone else has had in the last several days, or any of the feelings they see on the board. Explain to students that feelings are normal and that it is important to share them. Ask students what can happen when feelings are not expressed. Invite student participation. List responses. Introduce the video Richard Pichard 'Dealing with Feelings' by explaining that Tuggy has a problem concerning a feeling and doesn't want to share. Have students identify the feeling that is bothering him and the problem that is created because he doesn't express it with Moose. Show 1/2 of the video. Process the first half of the video with open ended questions.
Ask the student how this activity, [juggling balloons (feelings)] could be made easier. Invite student participation. List responses. Student outcome response: it's easier to juggle the balloons (your feelings) when you share them with someone else. At this point the student calls up another student to help him juggle the three balloons (feelings). They realize that three balloons (feelings) are still hard to juggle.
Ask what would make it still easier. Student outcome response: Ask another student to help. Students realize that the more you express or share your feelings the easier it is to deal with them.
Students will look for examples of feelings found in the literature that they hear or read for the next few days. These descriptive words can be added to the list of feeling words.
Students will be able to generate an age appropriate list of feeling words.