Mental Wellness▼ Board This simple chart helps students share their feelings.
Erin Castillo is a caring special education teacher who is concerned about her students and their health. In the past, many of her students had problems that they were uncomfortable talking about. Castillo wanted to create a way for students to share their feelings. So, she came up with the idea for a mental wellness board.
Here’s how it works. The wellness board is taped to a wall in her class. It has six categories▼ that range from “I’m great” to “I’m in a really dark place.” Students may write their names on a sticky note and put it on the board. This will let Castillo know how they are feeling so she can offer support. The board also helps students understand that they aren’t alone when they are feeling down.
Castillo posted a photo of her board on social media▼, and her idea quickly spread. Now, teachers around the world are using mental wellness boards to help their students as well. The boards are an easy way to let students express their feelings without having to say a word.
1. caring a. 有爱心的，关心他人的
Anna is sure that she has the most caring parents in the world.
2. uncomfortable a. 不自在的
Jerry felt uncomfortable when everyone was looking at him.
3. come up with... 想出∕提出……
Carl came up with a great solution to the problem.
4. range from A to B 范围从 A 到 B
Fans of that singer range from teens to people in their 50s and 60s.
5. sticky note n. 便利贴
sticky a. 有黏性的；黏黏的
In case he might forget his girlfriend’s birthday, Kyle wrote it down on a sticky note.
The children’s fingers were sticky from the candy.
6. offer vt. 提供，给予
We’ll offer a 20％ discount on the watch if you buy it now.
* discount n. 折扣
7. spread vi. & vt. 散布，传播（三态同形）
The rumor quickly spread around our school.
8. express [ Ik`sprEs ] vt. 表达
Only through a diary can Kate really express her inner thoughts.
▼ wellness n. 健康
▼ category n. 类别，种类，范畴
▼ social media n. 社交媒体，社群媒体
☆ The wellness board is taped to a wall in her class.
本句中的 tape 为及物动词，表「用（胶带）黏贴」，通常与介词 to 并用，形成 tape sth to sth 的用法，表「将某物黏贴到某物上」，本句中的用法则为被动语态。以下为其它常见的类似用法：
1. paste（用浆糊黏贴）、stick（黏贴） 例 That notice has been pasted to the wall for a while.
2. fasten（系牢；使固定）、attach（贴；系上；使附著） 例 The girl attached colorful stickers to her cellphone case.
☆ 介词 without 的相关用法
1. 肯定句 + without + V-ing 不∕没有（做）……就…… 例 John wakes up at the same time every morning without having to use an alarm clock.
2. never...without + V-ing 每……必然……（此为双重否定用法） 例 Jenny never sees a pair of earrings without buying them.