This presentation gives an overview of conflict resolution. It shares a definition of conflict and resolution. It also gives examples of small and big problems and ways to get help for each type of problem. This presentation is a good tool to empower students to work out small problems peaceably and
This lesson helps students learn the difference between Big and small problems. Students are introduced to "I Messages" and the difference between tattling and reporting. Examples of problems are attached that allow students to draw from a hat and determine if the problem is a big or small one. B
Do you ever have a huge interruption in your class for something that can be handled quietly without breaking the flow of learning? This tool will help facilitate conversations to examine what small problems vs. big problems look like. The goal is for your students to be better problem solvers!
This poster set will help to teach students the difference between big problems (that you would see the counselor about) and small problems (that you might try to solve yourself first before seeking help).
These posters are perfect for displaying in your office or outside your door. They are also
Ready to print pennants to use with kiddos and help them decide if they can solve a problem on their own or if it is a problem that a teacher/adult should help with. Problems are labeled - emergency, gigantic, large, medium, small, glitch. Each pennant has size of problem, examples of problems tha
Do your students need a refresher on classroom procedures and deciding what they can handle on their own? This big problem vs. small problem sorting activity can be done whole group, small group, or individually as needed. 24 scenario cards are included as well as 4 recording charts if you choose to
This is meant to help students with tattling issues. After talking about big problems and little/small problems use this to reinforce with students who need more visuals.
Big problems are problems that you need a lot of help to solve. Small problems you can work out on your own.
This activity is one that I use with my students on a daily basis. It is one that is very effective for students with ASD or those that have difficulty managing their reactions. Once the students learn the language, you can incorporate it daily when they are having large reactions to small problems.
This Power Point is a good resource to help students to understand that small problems are something that they can solve themselves and how big problems require assistance from an adult. This PowerPoint provide several examples of small and large problems to help students understand the contrast be
Teachers know that students can sometimes have trouble discerning how to react to certain types of problems. We've all seen that one student who's overreacted to dropping a pencil or being budged in line. They need to be able to identify how to react when problems arise otherwise it will be a long y
This poster is a helpful tool to help student learn to solve small problems independently before getting a teacher involved. I have used this poster in my first, second, third, and fourth grade classrooms and have had lots of success! Students will go to the poster and look for the strategies to try
Unit Conversions-Big to Small Math Mnemonic
It is difficult for students to know whether to use multiplication or division when they have to convert different units. By identifying which unit is smaller or larger, it makes it easier. If you are converting larger units to smaller units, you multip
This is a bundle of 5 social problem solving resources to help students learn how to solve problems instead of reacting to them. Students will get practice with role playing, following problem solving steps and learning to identify the difference between a big and small problem! For more information
Do your students think everything is a big problem? They will love learning to identify the size of the problem with this scoot game! Students will be up and moving as they look at various scenarios and determine whether it is a big problem or a small problem. This resource is a great addition to yo
FREE SAMPLER- Sorting can be fun. Sorting helps students learn the concepts of big and small, short and tall and other opposites. Sorting helps develop skills that will help them later in math, like problem solving. With this Big, Small, Short, Tall Sampler you will receive
Children with ASD (autism spectrum disorder) often have difficulties knowing the difference between big and small problems and will display a huge reaction for every unfavorable situation. I have broken down different sizes of problems (no problem, small, medium and big) into easy to understand
Included is a 2 page chart. I use the first page to discuss big problem vs. small problem and perspective with my students. When they are ready I then have them create their own scenarios with the second page.
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This package is designed for French teachers who would like to implement the Kelso's Choices for Conflict Management and Resolution program within their school or classroom. (The program is currently available in English and Spanish: www.kelsoschoice.com)
This character study can be used with any book. It guides students through choosing character traits and writing a paragraph using evidence for those character traits. It also guides them through comparing and contrasting that character with another character from the book. The study guides them
This handout is based on the social skills lesson "Big versus Small Problems," which teaches students how to differentiate between 'big' and 'small' problems and identify appropriate ways to solve each kind of problem.
Small worksheet used with grade 1-3 students as a suppliment to the Kelso program underscores the value of children understanding how they can solve problems.
Big problems like hitting or bullying = need to tell teacher
Small problems where no one is immidiate danger = solving ourselves.
This 600 page set contains behavior contracts, behavior intervention forms, behavior calendars, parent communication forms, positive notes home, and more! There are also editable forms for you to type in your own information onto each page. Inside the bundle you will find an English version and a Sp
This big bundle of math centers gives you a school year's worth of hands on engaging math games for your math rotations! In the zipped file you will find September through May Centers. Each month focuses on important math skills allowing students to apply their learning in hands on activities.
Do you have students on your caseload that have trouble determining how big or small their problems are? They might get very upset when they are told no or lose in a game? Or constantly over-react to small issues?
I do! So I created this packet that w
You will receive 310 pages of number sense, place value, addition, and subtraction math centers for first grade. You will find 26 games and center activities with many different variations inside this pack for easy differentiation. Each print and go center is tailored to the needs of your first grad
You will receive 278 pages of number sense, place value, addition, and subtraction math centers for second grade. You will find 27 games and center activities with many different variations inside this pack for easy differentiation. Each print and go center is tailored to the needs of your second gr
Do you have students who will throw a major temper tantrum after losing a game? Or students who have a massive The-World-Is-Going-To-End-And-We're-All-Going-To-Die fit after not getting their way? If so, read on.
I have quite a few kids on my Speech therapy and social skills caseload who really str
Writers' Workshop is a great way to develop students love of writing. Through coaching, students learn to write for a variety of audiences and purposes. They also become more independent thinkers and problem-solvers.
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This pack features 70 awards that you can either print from the included PDF file and write in names... or open the PowerPoint file and type in names using your favorite fonts
If you have students (in general or special education) who meltdown when they make a mistake or feel everything has to be perfect, this behavioral toolkit can help you teach them a better way to respond. The behavioral toolkit includes 6 social stories or social narratives and tools for teaching st
This Daily Math Practice is designed for students with special needs and Autism. Using this curriculum will create consistency within your classroom which will promote independence and success for your students with autism and special needs. Each worksheet is designed using a simple clutter free f
I have introduced this into my Special Day Class to talk about how big their problem is and different ways problems can be solved. I have created a big chart that is at the front of the class and each student has a small one on their desk.
For students who are able to identify and write- I have cr
SOCIAL SKILLS are a very important part of every child's education. These differentiated PROBLEM SOLVING activities will help children who struggle to understand how big or how small a given problem may be and how to match their EMOTIONAL REACTION to the SIZE OF THE PROBLEM.
These activities expli
ZIP File that includes the following Size of the Problem and Size of the Reaction items in pdf format:
Size of the Problem - Instruction
-Teach big, medium, and small sized problems with well organized visuals and plenty of examples!
-Provides opportunities for student participation and guided prac
Solving word problems doesn't have to be scary for students. These multiple operations word problems have a graphic organizer that will help your students truly understand word problems and give them confidence in solving them!
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This 838 (419 in English and 419 in Spanish) page set contains 7 different behavior clip charts for upper and lower elementary, behavior calendars, punch cards, labels, and tracking forms. There are also editable forms for you to type in your own information onto each page. This product comes in Eng
Help your students practice the skill of problem and solution with this great set of activities. This set includes informational problem and solution examples. These activities meets the common core standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.8, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.5, CCSS.ELA-Lit
Take Brag Tags to the next level with your older students. Rather than just receiving the tag, students take an active role by coloring and finishing the tag themselves! This will increase their "buy in" and motivation to attain the tags and reinforce the character traits on each one, as students wi
Classroom forms from my 17 years of experience all bundled together to save you time and money. With over 210 files and 300 pages of materials, these are all the forms I have developed over my 17 years of experience, teaching at both an elementary school and a middle school & used throughout th
This is a pack of 100 fun task cards that highlight situations that kids can discuss and identify how big each problem is. A "How Big is My Problem?" scale is also included, rating problems from 0 (a glitch) to 5 (an emergency). The cards are organized into five different sets that target different
Do you have students that often overreact to small problems? This fun apple themed activity pack with teach young students the importance of matching their problem size (small, medium, or big) to their reaction, in order to avoid overreacting.
Students will learn how to figure out what size their
This product is helpful for students who have difficulty with emotional regulation. It includes visual cues to help students identify the size of problem (small, medium, big) and includes specific descriptors and examples for those types of problems. It also identify the appropriate reactions to "ma
UPDATED DECEMBER 8, 2016: Shout out & props to my 6th Grade Student "Leo' for bringing this up!
Leo and I were discussing the problem 5 ÷ 1 1/2. As we worked together, we came up with 2 solutions, both of which were correct! Read the new section I added and make sure you show this to your stud
This bundle is packed full of engaging activities perfect for whole group, CENTERS, EARLY FINISHERS, HOMEWORK, ELA ROTATIONS, & STATIONS. Great for SUB PLANS too:)
Students practice Vocabulary, Spelling, Story Skills, and more!
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Looking for a hands on way to teach about social problem solving? These 8 interactive notebook pages are perfect for helping students to differentiate between a big problem and a small problem, learn several problem solving strategies, and practice solving real world social problems. This resource c