Emotion check in using the colour monster

It was lovely welcoming the children back to school this week. We spent a lot of time talking about our experiences over the past few months. Our focus for this half term is to help the children settle back into school routines, and develop a positive attitude towards learning. 

Silver Birch explored the text 'The Colour Monster'. We read the book and thought a lot about our own emotions and how we can manage them. We also spent time writing our own emotion poems.

We have also set up our emotion check-in area in class using the colour monster emotion cards. If we are feeling 'sad' or 'angry' we can move our peg to that monster and our teacher then checks in with us. We also have a 'worry' box and a 'happy' box in our classroom as another way to share our feelings with our teacher!