1. Topic-
Painting our feelings
2. Content-
Participants will use paint and brushes to express how they are feeling that day.
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1. Students will be able to express their feelings and emotions using a medium other than words
2. Students will engage in on task behavior
3. Students will respect their peers during the process of painting and sharing
4. Objectives-
1. Students will be able to function in on task behavior for 80 percent of the time without directive
2. If the students would like to respond to their peer's painting, they will do so with positive remarks 90 percent of the time
5. Materials and Aids-
Paper towels
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1. Ms. Sarah will pick up the students from their classrooms
2. Ms. Sarah will introduce the activity of using paint to show how they are feeling
3. Ms. Sarah will orient the students to the paint and brushes

B. Development-

1. Ms. Sarah will tell the students how she is feeling today and pair it with a color
2. Ms. Sarah will ask students what colors they might use for the emotion given
3. Ms. Sarah will ask what types of shapes, animals, objects she could paint to show that emotion
4. Ms. Sarah will remind the participants that they are not to touch anyone else's painting

C. Practice-

1. Students will be allowed to start painting
2. Ms. Sarah will provide words of affirmation throughout the process
3. Students will not be praised on how aesthetically pleasing their painting is, instead of on how hard they are working and their ability to follow directions

D. Independent Practice-

1. Students will be allowed to work quietly with no praise from Ms. Sarah to allow them to focus
2. Students will be allowed and encouraged to pick their own colors and shapes/objects

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1. Instruction will vary if the students do not understand
2. Ms. Sarah will provide more directives for appropriate group behavior for some participants

F. Checking for understanding-

1. Students will be given the opportunity to share their work if they are comfortable doing so
2. Ms. Sarah will ask questions if the child is stuck, such as 'tell me more about what that color/shape/etc. means to you'
3. Students will be given a post test assessment

G. Closure-

1. Ms. Sarah will thank the students for working so hard and being willing to participate
2. Ms. Sarah will walk the students back to their classroom

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