Here's what I did:
-I started out with 2 "I statements","I feel" and "I like to"; I typed these statements in Word. I cut and glued the "statements" onto sentence strips and trimmed the edges with wave trim scissors.
|Printed "I statements"|
|"I statements" cut, glued onto sentence strips, trimmed with wave trim scissors|
-I typed (feeling & action) words into a Word document and printed onto mailing labels. I put the mailing labels onto colorful index cards (I put words on both sides of the cards). I also made some blank cards so that students can write a feeling/action with a dry erase marker.
Here's a list of feelings words I used: Happy, Awesome, Sad, Down, Angry, Upset, Fantastic, Great, Ok, Not Sure, Really Angry
Here's a list of action words I used: Play, Run, Play Outside, Read, Write, Hang out with friends, Hang out with family, Listen to music, Draw.
|Feelings words printed on mailing labels|
-The pocket chart is now ready to go:
I LOVE this counselor pocket chart idea for students to express how they're feeling and what they like to do! I'm now thinking of other ways to use the pocket chart. Do you have any ideas to share? I'd love to hear from you.