Brains and Emotions
by Malachi Evans
First step of emotions
Emotions work when you either feel happy, sad, nervous, or anxious then the emotions go through the RAS located in the lower back of the brain. The RAS then receives input from sensory nerves that come from nerve endings in your eyes, ears, mouth, face, skin, muscles, and internal organs and meet at the spinal cord.
How this relates to children
Little things bother children like someone throwing something at them or taking their pencils. Thats why teachers need to start doing more classroom activities like circle time when you share a little about what you have done that day or snack time when you can talk to other children about whatever.
What some teachers do
Some teachers just ask the kids what is wrong if something happened to them and they will say either what happened, go sit down, or just ignore it. When I was little in kindergarten my friend Tyler was sick off of some food and he threw up on this girl's hair. My teacher did not do any thing but clean up the mess.
Some activities to keep happy
Some activities consist of outside time playing because that can talk to their friends and have fun on the different equipment, another could be snack time because all children like to eat food and it keeps them happy. Finally in circle time you can talk about a topic and let the kids become creative and think of some cool ideas.