Rose, Thorn, and Bud Check In: Go around the circle, students can give a word or brief sentence about what has been good about their day (rose), bad (thorn), and/or something they are looking forward to or a goal they have (bud). You can add gratitude; something they are grateful for (sunshine).
The three As: Appreciation, Apology, Aha (see video below)
“One thing you wouldn’t know about me by looking at me…”
Feelings Rating Students can give themselves a 1-10 “how they’re feeling” rating; 1 being the worst and 10 indicating feeling great! Colour coding emotions and having students pick a coloured popsicle stick and then assigning a rating to the level of emotion is another approach. There are many variations. Coming up with one with your students that works for them is best.
Self Care Rating Students can give themselves a 0 (did none of these things this week) to 10 (did all of these things daily this week: