I started the 4th grade year by working on empathy and identifying the feeling of others. It is in this lesson that I also begin introducing more intense feelings and when or why they happen.
I began the lesson with my Elf Cards and did a similar activity with the past 4th grade last year. I held up a more difficult Elf Feeling Card and had the boys walk around the room and talk to a partner about this feeling. They recognized not only a time that they had felt this, but a time when they have witnessed a friend, brother, sister, or adult feel this way. Read more