These seven colour monster inspired feeling cards are a great way to assess how the children are feeling throughout the day. It is another great way of getting children to use synonyms for words such as ‘happy’ or ‘sad’. There are seven characters available - can either peg children’s names on or put them in a jar etc.
All about feelings KS1 PSHE lesson. A one-two hour long, very detailed, fully resourced PSHE lesson suitable for KS1. This lesson has been created for Year 2, however, the activities may also suit younger students in KS2 (Year 3).
In this lesson, the students will learn about different types of emotions and how to recognise them. The students will read ‘The Colour Monster’ by Anna Llenas and carry out a selection of monster-themed activities.
The lesson includes a case study starter, a read-aloud activity with a comprehension task, a set of emotions sorting cards, a literacy-themed main activity (describing emotions using similes) and a plenary.
Created to fit the new DfE and PSHE Association statutory 2020 /21 guidelines, the lesson includes a detailed PowerPoint, all editable with accompanying tasks and worksheets.
The lesson has been left editable and is filled with engaging, well differentiated and fun activities. It is designed to be ‘no prep’, so you can just pick it up and use it, although it is still adaptable should you wish to.
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7 cards of each emotion (with visuals and a variety of synonyms) from ‘The Colour Monster’ by Anna Llenas. Perfect for laminating and attaching to your lanyard, a great resource to help young children and SEN children communicate about their feelings.
Self registration with a colour monster theme.
Pack comes with
Editable colour monster name cards
How do you feel today sign
4 feelings signs
Feelings signs go onto jars or containers. When children arrive at school they place their name card into the jar they feel connected to that day. At some point throughout the day a member of staff can ask each child the reason behind why they put their name in that particular jar.
Editable colour monster name cards
How do you feel today sign
4 feelings signs
Rectangular and Square name cards/drawer labels.
11 rectangular and 11 square labels, each with a different design.
Rectangular and square, drawer labels for children to create themselves
There are 60 labels in total with 15 different monster poses, ready to be coloured in.
26 pages of resources to support the teaching of, Colour Monster by, Anna Llenas. This is a wonderful book that helps little ones think about their feelings in terms of a colour.
I have put together-
Worksheets for literacy
Worksheets on pencil control
Teaming up monsters
The list goes on.
14 Pages of Love Monster Resources, from the book by Rachel Bright.
Resources are aimed at EYFS level.
Resources included are-
Order by height
5 positional language flashcards
Positional language worksheet
Sorting feelings x2
Describe love monster
This lesson aims to improve students’ understanding of plot and characterisation in Mary Shelley’s gothic horror novel 'Frankenstein,' through critical engagement with the monster’s justification for murder. The lesson places a particular focus upon the hardship and suffering experienced by the monster, in addition to the discrimination and loneliness that he experiences. The lesson concludes with students completing a highly-informed argumentative piece, detailing whether they feel the monster was justified or not.
The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which children learn through:
- Recalling and understanding who, when, and why the monster kills individuals throughout the text;
- Reading and understanding key extracts from the text, which include third-person narration from the monster discussing his actions;
- Comprehending the key elements of plot development and character, through interpreting and inferring the key meanings in extracts;
- Listing opposite sides of an argument in regarding the monster's justification, in order to build a stronger case;
- Using the features of writing to argue in order to contend whether the monster was justified in his actions or not;
- Peer assessing each other's learning attempts.
- Whole lesson PowerPoint - colourful and substantial; (including an animated Frankenstein's monster to guide them through the lesson);
- Comprehension worksheet (and a teacher answer sheet);
- Extracts from Chapters 16 and 24;
- Card-sorting resources for the introduction task;
- Writing to Argue Help-sheet;
- Analysis template with success criteria for creating well-structured responses;
- Comprehensive lesson plan.
There are also opportunities for group learning, peer assessment, and whole class discussion. This was originally taught to middle-ability year 9/10 groups, but can easily be differentiated for groups of different ages and abilities.
All images are licensed for commercial use, and image rights are listed on the last page of the presentation.
6 Monster Character posters
There are six monsters in the pack with key vocabulary. There is a monster for each basic emotion- happy, sad, angry, scared, surprised and disgusted. Each monster is a character. We have:
Each character is displayed on one page which can then be printed as A3 or A4 to create your display. The character is asking ���How do you feel today?’ Alongside the monster is some key vocabulary. It is so important for children to learn other emotion words too so they can express their feelings.
6 Monster character cards
There are also some smaller cards (2 per page) which you can print as A4 or A3 depending on how big you want your cards to be. Each monster is holding a card for the child to write or draw on. The idea is that the child can choose which monster they feel like. They can then write or draw why they feel like that.
There are also 7 banners to choose from. Each one having a different colour so you can choose the colour you would like to use. These are in PDF format so to print as a banner you will need to change the settings. Everyone’s printer is different so it is difficult to give instructions but on my computer I choose poster print, and reduce the percentage to 75%. This prints over 3 pages which you can then stick together to form your banner. Obviously you could print it bigger or smaller by changing your settings.
6 emotion cards
Each character on a separate card. (4 per page).
Writing paper for each character (write your own title/question)
Drawing paper for each character (write your own title/question)
Speech bubble, thinking bubble and comic strip
This is a display and resource pack but it doesn’t stop just at displays. These cards could be used as a teaching tool too:
You could do a circle time each week concentrating on one character. All emotions work could be on that one character for the week.
Children could have a go at creating their own characters for each emotion. Use the drawing paper included in the pack.
Write your own scenarios on the monster cards to help children relate to the emotion.
Make up stories of why ‘Doug is disgusted’ or ‘Adam is angry’. Use the writing paper included in the pack.
Draw comic strips showing why ‘Sophie is scared’. (A comic strip is included in the pack).
Use to model emotional regulation. Tell the children ‘I feel like Angry Adam today because…’ What should I do about that? How can I calm down?
There are lots of activities you can do with this pack. Perfect for early years or SEN.
This effective behaviour management tool will motivate your students to follow class rules, hand in homework in time and eventually get your students overall intrinsically motivated. The editable Reward Points Cards feature a monster/alien theme. Blank editable cards are also included if you use Class Dojo and wish to insert the free Dojo monsters. The blank reward charts may be used with the free Class Dojo avatars available here: https://www.classdojo.com/monsters-home-d/
20 Reward Charts featuring an alien/monster theme (colour and blackline)
20 Reward Charts without an image. This is so you can insert your own images or if using Class Dojo in your classroom, then the free images available online.
24 editable Class Labels with no image (insert your own) or use free Class Dojo images available online.
24 editable Class Labels with an alien/monster theme
4 editable single page templates featuring whole-brain classroom rules
THE REWARD SYSTEM
Students start off with the ‘Reach for 25 Points’ and work their way up towards ‘Reach for 500 points’.
*Have students colour each number grid or place a sticker to record the number of points. To monitor the record closely, you can also initial each record point on the grid.
The reward charts are given in increments of 25 points.
Award students with a certificate and prize after every 25 points (25, 50, 75, 100… 500)
The reward charts go up to 500 points. These charts are editable, so you may have the numbers go up to more than 500 points. Simply edit the number in the grid.
If you are using the free Class Dojo images, you can insert an image in each Reward Chart after you create an account for your students. You can type in the name of the student on the Reward Chart (editable) as per the student’s avatar. Note that students will be able to change the color/shape of their basic given teacher generated avatar. You have the option to edit the number of points each reward chart goes up to.
These are small cards which are laminated and kept in an easily accessible box or my class. When they have finished their class work etc they can fetch one of these to complete.
Can be edited for different year groups and differentiated as needed.
My Worries and Fears Lapbook can be built with a child, combining lessons and creativity and craft. Each component can be a lesson or part of a lesson. It is something for the child to take away at the end of your sessions. You could easily fill 4 to 6 lessons with what is in this lapbook. There are two versions, one in black and white so the child can colour the lettering etc and one in colour where they can just cut and stick. By creating this you are helping the child have some tools for coping.
All you need is an A3 piece of card, card and paper for printing, a glue stick, laminating pouches and a drywipe pen.
My Worries and Fears Lapbook is for the everyday worries that children have. If a children is very anxious then this needs a referral to a professional.
My Worries and Fears Lapbook consists of:
Front cover title in black and white and in colour
Front cover name and drawing of themselves labels
Tell your worry to a worry doll pocket and small printable worry dolls (black and white and colour). A worry doll is a Guatemalan tradition where children tell their worries to their doll and put their dolls under their pillow at night. The dolls take away their worries.
My Worries (bag) pocket in colour and black and white.
My Worries cards to slot on the pocket. Cards consist of different sized monsters (metaphor for worries) so that the child can scale their worry. They can write on the back of the worry card. There is also a drawing prompt for the child to draw their own worry monster (or anything else that they could use as a metaphor for a worry).
Let’s talk about coping strategies – There are 24 prompt cards for discussing worries and coping strategies.
Let’s look inside your head – This is a little booklet with a happy face and a happy brain, a worried face and a worried brain. Children fill in things that make them happy in their happy brain and things that make them worry in their worry brain. Remind children often of the things in their happy brain.
My thoughts and how can I change them pocket and cards- children write down their thoughts when they feel worried. How can that thought be changed. Prompts discussion on thinking more positive thoughts.
My body sheet – where does the child feel their worries and fears? eg. tummy ache, fast heartbeat, hot and bothered, fast breathing etc.
Back cover based on the Worry Tree by Butler and Hope 2007. Laminate this sheet so the child can reuse to work through their worries.
Everyone grieves differently and experiences different emotional reactions. Some may not want to discuss while others may want to share memories of their loved one. Therefore it is important to allow every individual to express themselves as much as they feel comfortable doing so.
The objectives of this portfolio is to facilitate dialogue which is important during the healing process. This resource additionally focuses on the development of coping strategies which is a key component for any type of therapeutic work. The more coping skills and individual possesses, the better they will be able to handle emotional distress that comes with the loss of a loved one.
This portfolio is divided into six individual lessons. You can choose to use each lesson in isolation or scaffold through the lessons one by one within a group or individual sessions. The six lessons include:
1.All About Grief
We ARE SORRY For your loss… (letter)
All about your loved one
What is Grief?
5 Stages of Grief
Grief Brain Dump
How Grief has changed me?
2.Coping with My Emotions
Your Emotions and your Reactions
How do you feel today (poster & colouring page)
How does your body feels today?
Physical Symptoms Worksheet
Calming Strategy Cards (and create your own)
Ideas for Coping Strategies
Deep Breathing; Grounding Techniques; Gratitude
Exercise & Health Plan; Affirmations
3.When Someone You Love Dies
The person was important to you
Why do people do?
What happens to them now?
The funeral (and what happens at the funeral))
Some things that can help…
Remember the good times
What will happen in the future?
4.Letter from Your Loved One
Emma and her loss
Letter to her loved ones
Reply from her loved ones
Writing your own letter
Writing a reply
5.My Memory Jar
What is a Memory Jar?
The process – what to do?
The memories (photo’s & drawings)
Write down your memories
Designated Memory Time
Create Your Own Memory Jar (craft activity)
My Memory Jar Template
6. Caring for Your Grief Monster
What feeds your grief?
Let’s Create your Grief Monster
Let’s get to know your Monster
Ways to care for your Grief Monster
Building your Own Grief Monster Templates
I created this Social story, Poem & Workbook about a boy who is struggling with school to help the many children who are finding life difficult at the moment. It could be used in one to one, group or whole class situations. It includes a short open ended text, a poem, discussion cards and a workbook.
This workbook is an irrefutable, supportive tool for children who are finding every day life challenging. It could be used with children who have missed school and support with transition due to covid, or children who are on the Autistic Spectrum or struggling with communication/Speech and Language, to talk through how they feel. It is an essential resource for educators packed with creative ideas and resources for busy teachers. It has easy to read content and a vast array of activities that support in teaching young people to identify and understand their feelings and sense of self. It supports discussion and empathy from different perspectives on how to live with difference, communicate well and develop a sense that they are part of a community. It is an inspirational approach to education, an incredibly useful tool in the classroom and for life.
Here is another of my mental health resources
This is an exciting and engaging lesson/set of tasks aiming to build students' skills at using alliteration, assonance, and sibilance in their writing . It was taught during an observation lesson where the teacher received an Outstanding judgement.
Students learn to:
- Define and give examples of what alliteration, assonance, and sibilance are;
- Identify alliteration, assonance, and sibilance in tongue twisters;;
- Analyse what makes them effective;
- Create their own alliteration, assonance, and sibilance filled writing piece;
- Peer assess using a clear and succinct success criteria.
It comes complete with:
- Engaging and visual PowerPoint to guide students (and teacher!) through the lesson;
- Colourful and thought-provoking worksheet for the main create task;
- Lesson plan/ teacher guidance sheet, which goes through the lesson step-by-step;
- Resources to enable the teacher to make 'cards' for the development task.
All pictures are licensed for commercial use, and image authors cited on the final slide.
This lesson can also be bought as part of the Descriptive Devices bundle for just £5. The bundle leads students through each language device needed in order to write to describe confidently.
Alternatively, you can buy the Descriptive Writing Big Bundle (All descriptive devices lessons, structuring and organising writing lesson, capturing the readers attention lesson, and the literacy writing mat) for £6
This is not really part of the Meditation-Blog as that was something quite unique, to share my experiences in New York and my my daily meditation at the beautiful Meditation Garden I loved to visit every morning. But if there are any experiences here - back in England - which relate to issues which I mentioned or explored in that blog, I feel it is useful to share these as part of the 'appendix.' For now I feel inspired to continue to share my life in a small way here. The one about 13 - 15th relates to Remembrance Sunday.
With love and thanks for all your encouragement. DMC
This fantastic 6 Level English course for Early Learners of English. Each level consists of three units of 10 lessons each. Each lesson includes detailed lesson plan and worksheets.
The lesson structure:
Every lesson has links to awesome sites that will facilitate the lesson. The curriculum has a hands-on approach that involves, group work, arts & crafts, technology, individual work and more.
I have tried to make the lessons as free of preparation as possible. Lesson resource requirements are included in each lesson plan.
30 Lesson Plans
30 + Worksheets
This is great for home tutoring, class supplement, ESL department or for private tutors.
Hello! What is your name?
Goodbye!/I can count to 10
Days of the week/How old are you?
A day with my friend
let’s take spot out
Animals at the Zoo
My body parts
Look what I can do
Hop jump skip
Crossing the road
Picnic by the Riverbank
My Favorite treats
At the circus
At the resturant
At the Candy store
How tall am I?
I am feeling….
Home sweet home
You’ve Made it
Yr 7 (9 lessons) keyring with 2D Design & Laser cutter. Yr 8 (12 lessons) chocolate forme é package with CNC router. Yr 9 (20+ lessons) Pop-up card with OPAS plotter. In response to a review question this SoW is produced/used by a CADCAM specialist within a department operating a carousel system including electronics, food, graphics é resistant materials. The provisions made for individual students would be added to the differentiation column. In addition we use context sheets/data é seating plans to illustrate provisions for individuals.
16 - 17th Jan - Homophobia and sex-education 18th - 20th parking frustrations + gratitude to friends for helping my daughter . 20 - 23 outline only - 24 - 25th includes comment on competition and ‘excellence’ in school and on some of the atrocities committed by the British Raj in India + news of the rest of the day. An article about Lahore and Partition with interviews. 26th - flier and business card for Silk-Painting + Monsanto. Is it the world’s worst company? 29th Jan + ‘Against all the odds.’ 6th Feb is about the snow and 7th about Mum and being independent.