This is great way to end the year and create a special memory!
Want to brighten the day of your students?
Your class will love this fun writing activity that promotes being kind to one another. Everyone loves compliments and you will love watching your kids smile!
Use the flowers to liven up your
This winter themed activity helps elementary school students practice giving compliments.
Student work to generate compliments for their classmates. Teachers or counselors can model the types of compliments you could give someone. This is a great activity to use in classrooms focusing on kindness,
Christmas - Give Compliments Forward Activity for Christmas
This Christmas Activity is aimed with a focus on giving compliments to others and getting them to "Compliment Forward". In the hustle and bustle of the season, the idea of this resource is to get students to focus on giving instead of get
This is a PowerPoint presentation. It includes everything you need to know about giving a compliment, including safety information about strangers giving compliments. This can be used with an individual student or a group of students, whether diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, other devel
Genuine compliments help develop friendships, promote a positive classroom culture, and instill kindness in interactions. In this lesson, students will understand what giving compliments should look like and what it shouldn't look like. The lesson provides scaffolded instruction, practice activities
Counseling Wisdom offers you this activity to reinforce the message of Carol Cumming's book: Sticks and Stones. This delightful social skills building book teaches students how to be friendly and give compliments. Students love the simple rhyming book and the poem that goes with it. There is a lin
Skills that come natural to typical children often require practice for children with special needs. This mini unit includes a mini poster on giving and getting compliments, suggestions for use, three worksheets on giving a compliment, one worksheet on getting a compliment and one worksheet on ident
Cutting and pasting are a must, but students also love to color. I have designed additional activities to use with Carol Cumming's book: Sticks and Stones. This packet includes a variety of activities to help reinforce students' understanding of giving compliments and opportunities to practice co
Counseling Wisdom offers you this activity bundle to reinforce the message of Carol Cumming's book: Sticks and Stones. This delightful social skills building book teaches students how to be friendly and give compliments. This bundle includes "Give A Put Up" and "I Can Give Put Ups". Students love th
This social story is designed to teach early learners how to give a compliment. It gives examples of compliments to give, such as "I like your shirt" and "I like how you're a good friend" as well as leaves time at the end for students to come up with their own ideas. This story can be used on its
Behavior Management Poster to instruct students how to give compliments.
8.5" x 11" - pdf only (to ensure proper printing)
Large print so principals can CLEARLY see during observations that strong behavior management techniques are practiced and adhered to.
All PBIS Posters are 8.5” x 11” and in
Being able to compliment (or even comment) is a great social skill for building friendships and acknowledging and making other people feel good. This resource was made for my students who present with social communication and pragmatic difficulties.The book about complimenting contains four small pa
I created this product to teach my students how to give a good compliment, and to spread the love in my classroom on Valentine's Day. This is just a mode of getting your students to give good compliments to their peers.
You can use this year-round, and it's a great keepsake! I used this by first gi
This PowerPoint presentation is designed to teach children how to give an appropriate compliment. It was specifically designed for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD. Children with these disorders tend to have difficulty with Theory of Mind and do not understand that everyone does not s
Do you ever wish your students would be a little nicer to each other? I have found myself feeling this way frequently, so I created this little kit to help spread kindness through students giving each other compliments. There are a couple of different ways that you can use the simple (and editable!)
Do your students have a difficult time having conversations with peers or adults?
Practice positive communication skills with the Conversations-Go-Around Game! Perfect for small groups or individual counseling sessions.
The 40 unique conversation prompts make great ice breakers and journaling prom
Targeting social skills in mixed groups can be tricky! It seems like there's never enough time for direct instruction, discussion and self-reflection. I use these social skill focus sheets to help students with pragmatic deficits focus on one skill at a time, discuss the skill and reflect on their u
Social stories can be a great tool for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. They can be used to teach developmentally appropriate behaviors associated with various social situations. Typically, social stories are paired with visuals, which I have provided. My social stories will typically include
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Social Stories: The Bundle
Social stories can be a great tool for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. They can be used to teach developmentally appropriate behaviors associated with various social situations. Typically, social stories a
Looking for some fun ways to teach social skills and create a caring community?
Save over 65% (TODAY ONLY) with this counseling game and activity bundle!
The Elementary Counseling: Social Skills Game and Activity Bundle contents:
Teach and reinforce good manners and behavior with t
This download contains all rubrics from the Communication, Feelings, Friendship, Problem-Solving, School Success, and Self-Esteem Packs at a discount. So if you already have those, you don’t need to download this too!
These rubrics were designed to help counselors, teachers, social workers, or SLPs
This file contains 32 weeks of lessons and activities to use toward an Interactive Social Skills Notebook or Journal. For each of the 32 topics, there are 3 days of lesson plans, a piece of text of various types (including poetry, step by step instructions, etc.), foldable and other interactive act
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This product is a set of 20 interactive adapted books from my #1 TpT product: Social Stories for Children with Autism. I have turned each social story into an interactive adapted book! Each book contains images to go along with the social narrative about the most co
Sometimes we have to disguise learning into games! Students love games but working on conversation and social skills can get a little old at times.
My students love playing this! This music-themed game contains 150 cards (including some blank ones and decorative card backs) to improve social and
Have fun teaching the skill of giving a compliment with this fun social skills activity.
This packet contains (in both color and black line):
-A foldable book that provides basic information about giving a
Social skills conversation topics include listening, starting a conversation, eye contact, staying on topic, taking turns, and more. Teaching social skills is extremely important for all children to be successful in and out of school. These lessons are also particularly helpful for students with aut
This zipped folder contains a variety of materials that can be used for behavior intervention and social skills instruction for students in grades K-5, including a social skills interactive journal with weekly themes and lesson plans for the duration of the school year.
Social Skills Post
This pack includes 16 different sets of social scripts mini flip books, with lots of blank templates to write your own variations. It includes:
- How to say sorry
- Asking to Use the bathroom or washroom
- When I don't like something
- Bodily noises
- Giving a compliment
- Receiving a compliment
How can we as teachers acknowledge kids' good choices in the classroom simply and easily? How can we show appreciation to children who are respectful and hardworking on a daily basis?
For me, one of the simplest solutions has been the use of compliment slips. I typed up a number of tasks that I wa
Making ice cream cones with Social Skill Scoops is a fun way to identify and practice important social skills for friendship building. Adapted from Boys Town's Treatment Model for Troubled Children and Adolescents, this interactive role playing game includes the following:
1. 36 brief Social Scenar
Interpreting facial expressions and body language can be extremely difficult for many people. Students with autism spectrum disorders often have the most difficult time with these skills. Many of my students have a really hard time with this so that is how this unit came about. My kids may look a
Pink Shirt Day and anti-bullying activities: writing, art, task cards and more that are NO PREP! Great for National Anti-Bullying Day. It can also be used at any other time of the year! The activities will help raise awareness about the effects of bullying.
This resource includes:
What is a Bull
Classroom Compliments are a great way to build a classroom community all year long! Have your students fill out a "compliment form" for a fellow classmate, and watch the bonds in your classroom grow. I have been using Classroom Compliments in my room since my first year of teaching, and it is such
Looking for a new STEM idea that's easy to implement?
Here's a STEM challenge game with a fun twist!
Students won't know what they are building - or what their materials are - until they start playing the game!
How Does It Work?
1. Turn over one BUILDING CARD to see what to build.
2. Turn over
**This is an Interactive PowerPoint. Make sure you have PowerPoint 2010 or above.
My students love this game! I use this as an end of the year review for my social skills groups for varying ability levels. Categories include: Making and Maintaining Friendships, Giving Compliments, Disag
These rubrics were designed to help counselors, teachers, social workers, or SLPs keep track of a student’s progress on friendship goals. The set includes 7 rubrics in both a teacher and student version (for a total of 14 rubrics + 2 blank ones to customize).
Rubrics are presented in PDF and editab
This lesson is PERFECT to introduce in Middle School
-Get them interested with fun activities and YouTube Videos!
-I would suggest sending home a letter so that parents are aware of the topic
-Some students may think this is a "gross" topic but I just remind them that this relates to many of the o
This pack contains skill cards for 5 crucial conversation skills (30 cards in all with decorative card backs):
1. Introducing Yourself
2. Beginning a Conversation
3. Having a Conversation
4. Ending a Conversation
5. Giving a Compliment
Each skill is broken down into the mental and physical skills
Social Skills Superhero is now available!!
Students will continue to learn essential social skills for student success by becoming Social Skills Superheros. Packet includes the following:
1) 12 Social Skills "I-Can" posters
2) 12 Social Skills Rubrics to track student success
3) 8 "I am a Social S
Vibrant and whimsical Acts of Kindness Clip Art Growing Bundle will make all of your resources pop! This custom clip art set will includes over 75+ vibrant Doodle kid images showing Acts of Kindness. All images are provided in 300 dpi (png) which allow images to stay crisp even after resizing. This
Everybody loves selfies! Use these wacky selfies featuring a cast of kooky characters to discuss social skills with your students. You can use the materials in any way you please, but I use it as a card game. No one can resist a little friendly competition :)
This product poses scenarios that req
CLASS MEETINGS…KIDS solving their own problems! This packet is great whether you are a veteran teacher or a new teacher in the classroom. Today we are all about teaching children how to identify their own problems and finding solutions to solve them. This download will help you implement class m
Teaching Kindness through playing interactive card games.
Game includes 24 kindness acts, six thought provoking questions related to each kindness act, and cards that prompt role plays, guessing the kindness act through acting or drawing, and using one's imagination in kindness.
PERSPECTIVE TAKING is an important social skill for children to learn. Knowing and understanding others well enough to know what to say and what not to say, can be tricky for some children. The ability to understand what might be a compliment and what might be an insult, can really help children to
“WHAT TO SAY? (At School Version)
INTERACTIVE 20-PAGE BOOKLET.”
I use this approach for students with Autism, who struggle
with basic social communication. I have had nice success with it.
I used to (and still do) draw pictures of social
situations and have the student respond to what should be
Do your reading partnerships need support? Try out these fun wheels! This resource is best used to help your Reader’s Workshop partnerships succeed! I have included a variety of spinners to do this with.
The first spinner helps partners to decide which way they will partner read.
The second spinn
This poem and directions can be printed and applied to the outside of a notebook to be passed around to staff to give compliments to each other throughout the school year. There are several versions of the poem that might come in handy at different times of the year. They include:
-Beginning of th
Character Education Classroom Worksheets:
This set includes 10 different character education worksheets that promote empathy, inclusion, feeling identification, and getting-to-know-you activities. Activities also promote making good choices and ways to manage conflict. Building character education i
Teach your students the power of giving compliments with this bright, cheerful set.
Each year, my students work on compliments all year long. I set up a corner of my room with the compliments posters and copies of the post cards, along with a bin (with bin label, included) to put the completed pos