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session 5 Emotions (feelings)
session 5
Emotions
(feelings)
session 5 Emotions (feelings) Included in this session are: ● Activity 1. Introduction to emotions ●

Included in this session are:

Activity 1. Introduction to emotions

Activity 2. Recognising emotions

Activity 3. The feel good factor

Reflection

Home tasks

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activity 1 Introduction to emotions
activity 1
Introduction to
emotions

1. Think about an emotion (a feeling). Work in pairs. Either draw the emotion you are thinking about or mime it. Have your partner guess what emotion it is you have drawn or mimed. Take it in turns. If there is time, draw or mime another emotion.

You can draw your emotion here.

2. As a class, discuss what emotions/feelings are.

3. List as many emotions as you can in the space below.

discuss what emotions/feelings are. 3. List as many emotions as you can in the space below.
discuss what emotions/feelings are. 3. List as many emotions as you can in the space below.
discuss what emotions/feelings are. 3. List as many emotions as you can in the space below.
discuss what emotions/feelings are. 3. List as many emotions as you can in the space below.
discuss what emotions/feelings are. 3. List as many emotions as you can in the space below.
discuss what emotions/feelings are. 3. List as many emotions as you can in the space below.
discuss what emotions/feelings are. 3. List as many emotions as you can in the space below.
discuss what emotions/feelings are. 3. List as many emotions as you can in the space below.

Strength of emotions

We feel emotions more or less strongly at different times. For example, it is possible to feel intensely angry or furious, or just a little bit angry or annoyed.

In this program, you will use the Feelings Thermometer (over page) to rate how strongly an emotion is felt.

You can use the thermometer to show different strengths of emotion — using the example above, if you felt intensely angry you may rate the feeling 9 or 10, if you felt just a little bit angry/annoyed, you may rate it 2 or 3.

There are no right or wrong answers when using the thermometer, it’s to do with how you feel.

Key messages There are many different types of emotion — both positive and negative. Emotions
Key messages
There are many different types
of emotion — both positive and
negative.
Emotions can be felt in different
strengths.

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● Feelings Thermometer 10 Very strong feeling 9 8 7 Fairly strong feeling 6 5
● Feelings Thermometer
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Very strong feeling
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Fairly strong feeling
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5
Moderate amount of feeling
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3
Little bit of feeling
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1
0
Not much feeling at all
activity 2 Recognising emotions
activity 2
Recognising emotions

1. Choose one of the following stories — ‘A day in the life of Jamesor A day in the life of Anna(over page).

2. Read the story and try to identify the emotions experienced by either James or
2. Read the story and try to identify the emotions experienced by either James or
Anna. Write as many emotions as you can for your chosen character in the space
below. List the body language/cue that gave you clues about the way the character
was feeling. Estimate the strength of the emotions using the thermometer.
James
EMOTION
BODY CUES
STRENGTH
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Anna
EMOTION
BODY CUES
STRENGTH
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A day in the life of James

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It’s Maths class, last period on Monday and James isn’t looking forward to it. He’s not very good at Maths and usually gets all the answers wrong. The teacher is giving back a test today, and James sits frowning and fidgeting, waiting for his results.

He can hardly believe it when the teacher gives him his paper — there is only one mistake and he’s got one of the highest marks in the class! James can’t help smiling. He decides to try harder in class today.

Later on, James gets carried away and shouts out an answer he thinks he knows. Some of the other students laugh and the teacher is annoyed with him for shouting out instead of putting his hand up. James sits with his head down and his arms folded for the rest of the class.

James doesn’t like Nick, who sits behind him — he’s always winding James up. When the class is packing up to go, Nick nudges James and has a go at him about his good test mark. James grits his teeth and tries to ignore Nick. He avoids making eye contact, but Nick keeps going on — whispering comments to James until James finally gives him a shove. The teacher turns around only at this point and James ends up getting detention. He has to stay back. It’s a great day, and James had arranged to meet some friends for a game of football after school. With his chin resting on his hands, James stares out of the classroom window — he imagines that the others will be at the park by now.

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A day in the life of Anna

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Anna is looking forward to going to the movies with Michelle and the others today. She’s arranged to meet them at 1 pm, and is humming to herself as she is getting ready. At 12.15 her mum calls out to her and asks her to watch her brother, Stuart, while she goes to her doctor’s appointment. Anna’s face drops and she sighs. As Mum gets ready to walk out the door she says, ‘I’ll be back in an hour.’

As soon as Mum’s out, Stuart starts acting up. Anna phones Michelle to say she’ll be late, but the whole time she’s talking to Michelle, Stuart keeps interrupting and asking her to make him a sandwich. Eventually she scowls and yells at him to go away. Anna is still chatting when she hears a loud crash from the kitchen. She rushes through and finds that Stuart has pulled things out the fridge looking for food. Two jars have smashed all over the floor, the milk’s spilt, and the kitchen’s a mess. Anna shouts at Stuart and tells him to clean it up, but he runs up to

his room crying. Anna cleans it up, then puts a video on and calls up to Stuart to come and watch it, but he’s sulking and won’t come down.

It feels like it takes forever for Mum to get home. By 1.15 Anna can’t sit still — she paces the house and keeps looking out the window. Her mother doesn’t arrive until nearly 2 pm. Anna, with a red face and clenched teeth, is just about to blow her top when her mum says she was in a car accident. She says everything is alright. She just got a shock and isn’t hurt. The car’s not too badly damaged either. Mum thanks Anna for staying back to look after Stuart and gives her a big hug. Anna hangs her head and can’t look at her Mum. She says, ‘That’s OK’, and runs out the door.

Anna runs for the bus and just makes it. She falls into the seat with a sigh. She smiles with relief when she sees her friends waiting in the foyer at the movies.

Key message

Body language can give us clues about the emotions other people are feeling.
Body language can
give us clues about
the emotions other
people are feeling.

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activity 3 The feel good factor
activity 3
The feel good factor

1. What activities do you do to make yourself feel good? What do you do to enjoy yourself? Write as many as you can in the space below.

enjoy yourself? Write as many as you can in the space below. 2. In groups, discuss

2. In groups, discuss the feel goodactivities listed on pages 60 and 61. Which of these activities do you enjoy? Circle them.

3. Add any additional activities that you identied in the blank spaces provided on page 62.

4. On the next page, make a menu of your preferred feel goodactivities. Only include the things that you are able to do, and that you can afford to do. Do a price list for your menu as well.

Key message You can increase positive mood by planning and doing enjoyable activities.
Key message
You can increase
positive mood by
planning and doing
enjoyable activities.
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My feel good menu

Activity Price
Activity
Price

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Feel good activities

Play sport
Play
sport
Walk the dog
Walk
the dog
Go shopping
Go
shopping

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See a movie
See a
movie
Listen to music
Listen
to music
Read a book or magazine
Read a
book or
magazine

Feel good activities

Watch your favourite TV show
Watch
your
favourite
TV show
Have a relaxing bath or shower
Have a
relaxing
bath or
shower
Have a hot chocolate
Have a
hot
chocolate
Go swimming
Go
swimming
Go bowling
Go
bowling
Go out to eat
Go out
to eat

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Extra feel good activities

(Write or draw your own feel good activities)

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Reflection

Reflection
Reflection Think back, over the past week, of times when you have done any of the
Think back, over the past week, of times when you have done any of the
Think back, over the past week, of times when you have done any of the activities
from your feel good menu. Can you remember how you felt at the time? You may
want to record the emotion in the space below, and to rate the strength of the
emotion using the Feelings Thermometer as a guide.
Activity
What feeling
Rating (1–10)
Home tasks
Home tasks

Home tasks

a guide. Activity What feeling Rating (1–10) Home tasks 1. Over the next week, you need

1. Over the next week, you need to complete an Activity Diary. An example of a completed diary is given at the end of this section. You are asked to record what you were doing when you were feeling your best and when you were feeling your worst. You also need to record the emotion you felt, and the strength of the emotion, using the Feelings Thermometer, as shown in the sample diary.

2. Pick one activity from your feel good menu to do over the next week. Does engaging in the pleasant activity affect your mood? If so, how?

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Message bank

Message bank

Message bank
Message bank There are many different types of emotion — both positive and negative. Emotions can

There are many different types of emotion — both positive and negative.

Emotions can be felt in different strengths.

Body language can give us clues about the emotions other people are feeling.

You can increase positive mood by planning and doing enjoyable activities.

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Your own text

Your own text

Your own text

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My activities and feelings diary (example) ● BEST feeling of the day ● WORST feeling
My activities and feelings diary (example)
● BEST feeling of the day
● WORST feeling of the day
Day
What were you doing?
What feeling?
What were you doing?
What feeling?
Rating (1–10)
Rating (1–10)
Monday
Shopping for new skirt with my sister
Happy
8
Arguing with my sister
Angry
7
Tuesday
Watching TV with my parents
Happy
7
Washing up
Bored
5
Wednesday
Playing soccer after school
Happy
9
Trying to write an assignment for English
Worried
9
Thursday
Eating Chinese take-away with my family
Happy
6
Tidying my room
Nothing much
5
Friday
Watching TV with my friends
Relaxed
8
Handing in my English assignment
Worried
7
Saturday
Playing soccer for school B team
Excited
8
Going shopping with Gran
Bored
3
Sunday
Going to the movies
Happy
9
Going for a family walk
Bored
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My activities and feelings diary ● BEST feeling of the day ● WORST feeling of
My activities and feelings diary
● BEST feeling of the day
● WORST feeling of the day
Day
What were you doing?
What feeling?
What were you doing?
What feeling?
Rating (1–10)
Rating (1–10)
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
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