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Feelings and Emotions // 单元庆典:感受和情绪

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CELEBRATION OF FEELINGS AND EMOTIONS

By Quynh Cao, EC Lotus Cottage Co-Lead Teacher

This week, our EC classes wrapped up a10-week long Unit of Inquiry on Feelings and Emotions with Celebrations of Learning. Each of the five EC classes hosted an engaging hour-long experience of singing, laughter, and a multitude of other activities. Parents and family members were invited to spend the morning listening, asking questions, reflecting and exchanging stories, thoughts and feelings on the transdisciplinary theme How We Express Ourselves. Over the past several weeks, the children constructed their own understanding of the central idea,“We express our thoughts and feelings in many different ways, whilst working with a diverse range of learning resources,” which covered the curricular areas of language, maths, and art. Students framed their experiences around three guiding lines of inquiry: 

1. What are our different emotions and feelings?

2. What are the different ways we can express ourselves?

3. How do we understand and interpret others’ thoughts and ideas?

The children learned the vocabulary to identify their different feelings and emotions, such as happy, sad, silly, surprised, angry, excited, nervous frustrated, and calm. They explored different ways in which we can express how we are feeling and what kind of care would help us feel happy and safe. Students read stories such as The Color Monster by Anna Lienas and The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, along with many nonfiction books about expressing and handling feelings and emotions.

The unit theme was extended into math, by taking surveys of how students were feeling and creating bar charts to monitor their moods. They counted how many children were feeling happy, or how many were feeling sad. They created works of art by interpreting lines and colors that expressed anger, or joyfulness, or a sense of calm. They paid attention to how they behaved under different circumstances and how their body language is also a clear expression of their feelings.

At the unit celebrations, students shared their learning with families by performing songs, painting with acrylic and watercolor on canvas, surveying feelings, and summarizing learning with their Feelings and Emotions folders. Students shared with moms and dads the themed books they had been enjoying in the classrooms and the works on the shelves they had been engaging with. The range of works included a personalized cube of feelings, drawing faces, matching feelings cards, making faces with different features, recognizing vocabulary, role-playing scenarios, Feelings Bingo, and a Wheel of Choice for calming down. 

Unit Celebrations are a wonderful way for us to share our learning process with our families—our partners in education. They provide a rich opportunity for the children to summarize their learning experience and reflect upon the knowledge they have acquired and the skills they are developing as IB learners, such as how to be an effective communicator, how to examine causal relationships, how to empathize with our community members, and what it means to be a balanced and principled learner.

These were magical mornings for children and parents alike as they spent some valuable time together, listening to one another and interacting in a very meaningful way. We were so delighted to witness plenty of smiles, hugs, and laughter all around! 

单元庆典:感受和情绪

莲花班联合主班老师Quynh Cao撰文 

本周,幼儿园以单元庆祝的方式来总结为期10周有关感受和情绪的探究学习。幼儿园各个班级都举办了长达一小时充满歌唱、笑声和各种活动的庆祝。家长们被邀请进入班级聆听、提问,反思、交流有关跨学科主题"我们如何表达自己"的个人经历、想法和感受。在过去的几周里,孩子们构建了自己对主题思想的理解:“我们以许多不同的方式表达各自的想法和感受,同时利用各种资源进行学习"。学习课程领域涵盖语言、数学和艺术。这里有三条指导性探究路线引导学生们进行学习:  

1.我们有哪些不同的情绪和感受? 

2.我们有哪些不同的表达方式? 

3.我们如何理解和解释他人的思考和想法? 

孩子们学习描述不同感受和情绪的词汇,如快乐、悲伤、惊讶、愤怒、兴奋、紧张、沮丧和平静,探索了表达自我感受的不同方式,以及什么样的行为让我们感到快乐和安全。学生们阅读如Anna Llenas的《怪物的颜色》(The Color Monster)和Shel Silverstein的《爱心树》(The Giving Tree)等故事,以及许多关于表达和处理感受和情感的非小说类书籍。 

单元主题的数学学习运用了条形图,记录学生的感受和情绪,展示出多少孩子感到快乐,多少孩子感到悲伤。孩子们还用不同的线条和色彩诠释愤怒、快乐或平静,并创作出相应的艺术作品。他们注意到自己在不同情况下的行为方式,以及怎样用肢体语言清晰地表达他们的感受。 

单元庆祝活动上学生们与家人分享各自的学习成果,他们演唱歌曲,展示画布上用丙烯酸和水彩的画作,对感受进行的调查结果,以及个人文件夹里有关感受和情感的总结。孩子们向爸爸妈妈们介绍他们在教室里喜欢的主题书籍,以及教具架上他们正在从事的工作项目。项目包括个性化的感受立方体、绘制面孔、匹配情感卡、制作具有不同特征的面孔、识别词汇、角色扮演场景、宾果感受游戏、以及平静情绪的选择轮。 

单元庆典是我们与家人——我们的教育合作伙伴——分享学习经历的绝佳方式,它为学生提供了总结学习经历的丰富机会,并让他们反思所获得的知识,以及作为IB学习者需要学习发展的技能,例如如何成为一名有效的沟通者,如何理解因果关系,如何对社区成员抱有同情心,以及成为一个平衡和有原则的学习者意味着什么。  

无论是对孩子还是父母,这都是一个充满神奇力量的上午。父母和孩子一起度过了一段宝贵的时光,互相倾听,并进行了非常有意义的互动。真高兴目睹了如此多的欢乐,拥抱和笑声!

图/文 QAIS美亚国际学校

文章来源:中国网青岛教育

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