Students will be able to:
- Identify vocabulary words to describe various feelings that affect MOOD.
- Describe MOOD as “'I Will' or 'I Won’t' make a fit choice."
- Recognize that feelings and MOOD change throughout the day.
- Recognize that you can talk yourself into making a fit choice when MOOD is “I Won’t.”
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This topic introduces MOOD. Students will learn that their feelings put them in a MOOD, and their MOOD influences their choices. For example, feeling bored or grumpy can lead to an “I Won’t” MOOD, while feeling cheerful or content leads to an “I Will” MOOD. An “I Will” MOOD makes it easy to make a fit choice; however, an “I Won’t” MOOD needs to be motivated (turned around) to make a fit choice.
Four essential concepts form an understanding of MOOD:
- MOOD (along with RECHARGE) is a key influencer of fit choices.
- MOOD is an emotional state described as “how I feel right now.” It’s your willingness to make a fit choice.
(“I Will make a fit choice” or “I Won’t make a fit choice.”)
- You can turn an “I Won’t” MOOD around to “I Will” and make a fit choice.
- Your MOOD can change throughout the day.
Motivate Your MOOD! When you are bored and grab that bag of chips, talk yourself into a better choice and MOVE!
We are learning that feelings put us in an “I Will” or an “I Won’t” MOOD, and that our MOOD influences healthy choices. For example, feeling disgusted or grumpy can lead to “I Won’t” (make a healthy choice), while feeling cheerful or content can lead to “I Will” (make a healthy choice).
Students are learning to recognize their MOOD as “I Will” or “I Won’t. ” They are building the understanding that if thier MOOD is “I Won’t,” they can turn it around and talk themselves into making a healthy choice. You can learn more about the MOOD connection to being fit at: fit.webmd.com/kids/mood.
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