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    What is the Mood Meter?

    The Mood Meter is a tool used to recognize and understand our own and other peoples' emotions. It's divided into four color quadrants - red, blue, green, and yellow - each representing a different set of feelings. Feelings are grouped together on the mood meter based on their pleasantness and energy level.

     

    Mood Meter Image

    Red feelings: High in energy and more unpleasant (e.g., angry, scared, and anxious)
    Blue feelings: Low in energy and more unpleasant (e.g., sad, disappointed, and lonely)
    Green feelings: Low in energy and more pleasant (e.g., calm, tranquil, and relaxed) 
    Yellow feelings: High in energy and  more pleasant (e.g., happy, excited, and curious)

    Here's a Mood Meter Introduction Video to learn more. 

    Why recognize feelings? 

    Helping students recognize feelings helps them understand how feelings impact decisions and behaviors. It's also the first step in helping students develop empathy, the ability to understand the feelings of another person.   Mood Meter Portraits

    Using the Mood Meter at Home

    Here's a list of family activities to put the Mood Meter into practice at home!