Some other good books to read about feelings are:
Students will each get their own "My Feelings" book. We will read the sentences together and then students will draw their face for each feeling. Click the picture to download.
The next day we will talk about our family. We will read the book "Who's In a Family?" by Robert Skutch. We will talk about who is in our families and make an anchor chart with family vocabulary (mom, dad, brother, sister, grandma...)
As you can tell, I love using read alouds to teach concepts. They always lead to such great discussions and text-to-self connections. Here are some other good family read aloud books:
I will have students draw a picture of their family and label the people in their picture. I will ask them to just draw the people who live in their house (yes, pets included). Click on the pic to download.
I love talking about all the special things each kid can do. We had a whole school assembly on Friday and one of the themes was the multiple intelligences and how everyone is smart in some way. They had a staff member represent each intelligence in some way. When we went back to the room, I talked about it with my first graders and how everyone is good at something, but everyone can work hard to get better at other things. This will go well with our "I Can" lesson. I love the classic story "The Little Engine That Could". After reading it, students will create their own train book. On each page, students will complete the sentence starter "I can..." Click the pic to download.
After reading Mercer Mayer's "When I Get Bigger", I will ask my students what they might want to be when they get bigger. I will record everyone's responses on chart paper then have students complete a page to put together in a class book. I have included the title page and student work page. Click either pic to download.
Have a great week everybody!