Wall Blog

March 29, 2012


I’ve been trying to get more parent-interactive things to happen at school. I finally got into using e-mail (hangs head in shame that it took me so long to get on board with that) and have sent out daily blurbs about what goes on in class, plus we’ve got the Facebook page, and I’ve tried some online surveys. Some things get feedback, some don’t.

So, I put up an old-school idea. We work a lot on describing & naming emotions in preschool, and start to move away from the basic 4. I put up a banner asking parents to help come up with some ’emotion’ words.

The above photo is the first day I hung up the paper. I have had some responses, but for the most part it’s just me adding words and trying to disguise my handwriting. So, to satisfy my “let’s do this together” itch, how ’bout you help me?

Emotion words – Go!

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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8 Responses to “Wall Blog”

  1. Brad Said on:

    Happy -- Glad
    Sad --
    Mad -- Grumpy
    Scared -- Nervous

    It’s funny… I’ve been sitting here for a long time trying to think of a “sad” word. “Blue”? Would a pre-schooler be able to understand that? “Discontented”? “Regretful”? I think I’ll just stick with “sad”.


    • Lauren Said on:

      These are great! I’m putting them all up. The cool thing is that I won’t use every one with the kids, but having them on the wall sparks other ideas. Even if I can’t use it with the child, it’s helpful when talking to parents.


    • Lloyd Said on:

      Play a little Muddy Waters for those little guys. They’ll know what the blues are then.


  2. Deborah Said on:

    How ’bout I just loan you my thesaurus?


  3. Beth Said on:

    Happy: thrilled, giggly, ecstatic
    Sad: distraught, down-hearted, glum
    Mad: hacked-off, fuming
    Scared: anxious, terrified, startled


  4. Peggy Said on:

    Mad -- Margaret Ann DiBasilio annoyed, bothered

    Scared -- afraid, undecided, frazzled


  5. Gretchen Said on:

    From my 6 year old:
    Happy: fun
    Sad: crying
    Mad: annoyed
    Scared: nervous

    From my 9 year old:
    Happy: glad
    Sad: tired
    Mad: Angry
    Scared: Wimper-y


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