Mental Wellness▼ Board This simple chart helps students share their feelings. 這張簡單的圖表幫助學生分享他們的感受。
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. 有愛心的，關心他人的 Anna is sure that she has the most caring parents in the world. 安娜深信自己擁有世上最關心她的父母。 2. uncomfortable a. 不自在的 Jerry felt uncomfortable when everyone was looking at him. 大家盯著傑瑞看時，他覺得很不自在。 3. come up with... 想出／提出…… Carl came up with a great solution to the problem. 卡爾想出了解決這個問題的好辦法。 4. range from A to B 範圍從 A 到 B Fans of that singer range from teens to people in their 50s and 60s. 這位歌手的粉絲從青少年到五、六十歲的人都有。 5. sticky note n. 便利貼 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. 為了不要忘記女友的生日，凱爾將它寫在一張便利貼上。 The children’s fingers were sticky from the candy. 孩子們的手指因為沾到糖果而變得黏黏的。 6. offer vt. 提供，給予 We’ll offer a 20％ discount on the watch if you buy it now. 你若現在就把手錶買下來，我們會給你打八折。 * discount n. 折扣 7. spread vi. & vt. 散佈，傳播（三態同形） The rumor quickly spread around our school. 謠言很快就在我們學校裡散播開來。 8. express [ Ik`sprEs ] vt. 表達 Only through a diary can Kate really express her inner thoughts. 凱特唯有透過日記才能真正地表達她內心的想法。
▼ wellness n. 健康 ▼ category n. 類別，種類，範疇 ▼ social media n. 社交媒體，社群媒體
☆ The wellness board is taped to a wall in her class. 本句中的 tape 為及物動詞，表「用（膠帶）黏貼」，通常與介詞 to 並用，形成 tape sth to sth 的用法，表「將某物黏貼到某物上」，本句中的用法則為被動語態。以下為其他常見的類似用法： 1. paste（用漿糊黏貼）、stick（黏貼） 例 That notice has been pasted to the wall for a while. 那張告示被貼在牆上一陣子了。 2. fasten（繫牢；使固定）、attach（貼；繫上；使附著） 例 The girl attached colorful stickers to her cellphone case. 那個女生在她的手機殼上貼了色彩鮮艷的貼紙。
☆ 介詞 without 的相關用法 1. 肯定句 + without + V-ing 不／沒有（做）……就…… 例 John wakes up at the same time every morning without having to use an alarm clock. 約翰每天早上不必用鬧鐘就可以在同一時間醒來。 2. never...without + V-ing 每……必然……（此為雙重否定用法） 例 Jenny never sees a pair of earrings without buying them. 珍妮每次看到耳飾都要買。