What an exciting first day at Camp Imaginators!
Book: The Way I Feel by Janan Cain
I thought that this book was a perfect way to start off our 4 to 7 year olds in The Reading Garden.
While we waited for the class to start many of my young readers drew different faces, happy, sad, angry and even surprised! Using the feelings chart we discussed various feelings; proud, excited, angry, disgusted, sad and loving. Most were eager to describe situations which evoked these emotions.
I then read the book for them and was quite impressed with some of the 6 year olds as they were able to read along fluently! For some reason they loved my impression of angry and begged me to read that page again! You have to love children!
We then discussed what they thought about the book and what things made them feel happy and sad. The older children wrote the things that made them happy and sad while my four year olds traced the words HAPPY, SAD and ANGRY.
NOW it was time for FUN! Let's take pictures! We used the wheel of emotions to chose an emotion and the children showed the appropriate expressions....well....that was the intention!
We then did the same exercise individually! No one was shy by this time...I mean who doesn't like their picture taken!
Check out what the kids did at Arty Pant Studio!
ANGRY GROUP PICTURE!