Using the Kimochis Feelings in Schools
Building a positive school climate and culture…one feeling at a time. The Kimochis Feelings for Principals, Teachers, School Counselors, and School Staff Members!
The Kimochis® Educator’s Tool Kit is a universal, school-based, social and emotional learning program designed to give children the knowledge, skills and attitudes they need to recognize and manage their emotions, demonstrate caring and concern for others, establish positive relationships, make responsible decisions, and handle challenging situations constructively. These skills have been identified by leading researchers in the field of social and emotional learning as necessary for school success, academic achievement, positive social relationships and the development of emotional competence. The Kimochis® curriculum incorporates innovative, fun and exciting lessons and activities that were developed to teach children how to manage challenging social situations with skill, character and confidence. This overview summarizes the research that supports the design and lesson components of the Kimochis® program.
Grade Level Lesson Sequences
Grade Level Lesson Sequences are your week-by-week guide to using the Kimochis® Feel Guide: Teacher’s Edition for each grade level.
Preschool Lesson Sequence – Please note: This lesson sequence is meant to be used with the Kimochis Feel Guide: Teacher’s Edition for pre-K through 5th grade. The new Kimochis Feel Guide: Early Childhood Edition does not need a separate lesson sequence.
Printable Posters and Coloring Sheets
Fun extension activities and artwork to decorate your classroom, office or home!
- Kimochis Kotowazas
- Kimochis Feeling Worksheet
- Kimochis Meet The Characters Coloring Sheet (Bug, Cat, Cloud, Huggtopus, Lovey Dove)
- Kimochis Feeling Coloring Sheet
- Kimochis CharacterSigns Photographs
- Kimochis CharacterSigns llustrated
- Kimochis Characters Coloring Sheet
- Kimochis Keys to Communication for Elementary Students
- Kimochis Keys to Communication for Early Childhood and Special Education
Letters for parents and activities you can share with with your students’ families to help them build respect, responsibility, resiliency, and compassion/kindness when dealing with feelings at home.
This guide will help you build IEP goals when using the Kimochis® Feel Guide: Teacher’s Edition.
All of the lessons in the Kimochis® Feel Guide: Teacher’s Edition have been linked to an appropriate performance descriptor. Elementary standards are using the widely-accepted SEL Learning Standards. Early Childhood standards are using the Head Start Framework.
Social narratives can teach new social skills and encourage students with social-emotional challenges to regulate their behavior through simple stories.
Social-Emotional Behavior Scale
Use the Social-Emotional Behavior Scale as a pre- and post-assessment tool to help you capture the positive changes you observe students making in managing emotions. This scale documents how frequently students are demonstrating these new behaviors. SLPs and special educators can use this tool as a way to show positive outcomes in individual students.
Lesson Plan Template
This Lesson Plan Template will help make teaching the Kimochis® Curriculum easy!