When you start your journal, take a few moments to get comfortable focus on what emotion you are attempting to display. Try to see the colors shape of the emotion in your mind. There is no right or wrong way to draw, paint or color it. After you are finished set it down and ponder what it means. What does it tell you about yourself? What did it reveal? Date it and then move on with your day. You will be able to use different techniques as time goes on.
Use this FREE Fist to Five poster to introduce a quick check formative assessment to your students. Simply display the poster in your classroom, explain what each hand signal represents, and use frequently to reflect on lessons.