Feelings and Emotions is loaded with fun activities to teach your students about all about feelings. It includes posters/cards, a graph, feeling wheels, write the room, and real feeling photographs. These exciting activities will help you build a caring classroom community of learners who will supp
This is a Needs and Wants unit that includes a three day lesson plan, color sorting cards for your pocket chart or center, sorting cut and paste activity for students, an easy reader, posters, and a mini booklet for your students to complete. I have included 5 versions of the wants and needs mini-
This activity complements the book "The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes" by Mark Pett and Gary Rubinstein. This story lends itself well to discussions about growth mindset and learning from mistakes.
This set of activities is especially useful at the beginning of the year, when establishing your class
Classroom Management Toothpaste Activity about Teaching Respect, Acceptance, and Diversity. One of the hardest things for students to do is to refrain from saying hurtful words to other classmates. This excellent classroom management lesson is a visual reminder of what it is like if hurtful words ar
Blurting Out is a FREE social story to help students learn to listen to others while they are speaking and why it is important to follow the classroom rules.
Social Stories are a great way to promote positive behaviors in the classroom.
Social Stories are a visual guide to describe interactions,
This is a read-aloud and follow up growth mindset lesson using the book; The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes by Mark Pett and Gary Rubenstein. You will need to have, purchase, or be able to borrow this book in order to teach this lesson.
The goal of this growth mindset lesson is to teach students tha
Relational aggression can be an obstacle for a healthy classroom climate. Help girls distinguish between a friend and a frenemy while reducing classroom drama. Promote healthy friendships from day one to have a more productive learning environment.
This product includes
An intro Powerpoint
This growth mindset lesson is a companion to the book "Giraffes Can't Dance" by Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees. This book is about how the giraffe sees himself and how others see him. You will need to own, purchase, or be able to borrow this book to use this lesson.
In this growth mindset lesso
Enemy Pie is the perfect lesson on friendship for a Lunch Bunch or small group activity. Students will learn that sometimes people we thought we didn't like may very well turn out to be a good friend, to not judge people before really getting to know them, and that the best way to really learn abou
Simon's Hook is an awesome book about how to not get "hooked into" other students' teasing and put-downs.
This unit includes activities to go along with the book. Teasing and put downs will happen at school. However, knowing how to react to them empowers students to make good choices with their wo
Use this workbook to teach skills and coping strategies for students dealing with anger management frustration. Contents include a variety of worksheets, writing activities, graphic organizers, and printables aimed to help kids overcome their struggles with anger. These are the students who struggle
There are a total of three School Counselor introduction lessons in this pack, for students in grades K-12.
K-1: Rainbow Fish lesson with "grab bag" object lesson. After reading the story, students will pull items representing the school counselor from the bag. Once finished, they will color a sh
This packet was created to help you instill a growth mindset in your young learners (kindergarteners-2nd graders) from the very beginning of the school year. Many times, our students will quickly say that they “can’t” do something or that it is “too hard.” This packet is designed to help give your s
For thanksgiving or any time of the year that students could use some time to stop and reflect on the good things in life!
The Gratitude Tree is a story that teaches students that the secret to happiness is being grateful for what you have. It includes instructions and resources to make a gratitud
Positive thinking is a crucial skill for students to learn and implement so they can be successful learners. Often students will think negatively in school when they make a mistake or have difficulty learning. Students can begin learning the importance of positive thinking at an early age by recogni
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This product provides fun, easy-to-follow printables that can be used when teaching elementary students about social skills. I refer to such skil
These Social Skills Lessons include making eye contact, sharing, working with others, personal space, body language, 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 autism an
This printable lesson plan and game are designed to reinforce tattling vs. reporting in the elementary classroom. Using the book Don't Squeal Unless It's a Big Deal, your students will love these fun activities and will be begging to play the included game, Squeal or No Squeal, where they get to bre
This activity complements the book "Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun" by Maria Dismondy. This story lends itself well to discussions about bullying, courage, and celebrating our differences.
Included in this Pack:
-4 day outline
-Vocabulary Words with Definitions
-Photographs to go with Vocabulary Words
These worksheets focus on building student self-esteem and confidence. Contents include a variety of worksheets, writing activities, discussion starters, journals, and hands-on materials to help increase confidence so that students can feel positive and good about themselves!
Students who may be a
Complete "Respect" Unit for upper elementary students. Respect is a character trait that needs to be revisited throughout the school year, this is a complete "Respect Unit" with fun, engaging activities, lessons, and projects on teaching respect and making choices. From quotes to real life student e
This pack contains everything you need to teach the social skill of Social Filtering to your class.
Included in this pack;
1) Social story - Billy the Blabbermouth
2) Discussion questions about the story
3) 3 posters explaining the skill of Social Filtering
4) THINK before you speak poster
This is a class lesson appropriate for PK-2nd grade that teaches that all students are unique and have something special to contribute. Students decorate a puzzle piece with crayons, then the class collectively puts their puzzle together.
Included in this pack:
Lesson Plan with introduction, discu
A reversal poem is a cool free-verse poem that has a negative message when read top-to-bottom and a positive message when read in reverse, bottom-to-top.
I first saw a poem like this in a commercial that ran a few years ago and I decided to try writing my own reversal poem called "Apathy" to share
This "I Do", "We Do", "You Do" lesson is based on the book Don't Squeal Unless It's A Big Deal. After the teacher read aloud (although you can do the activities independently as well) - the class will complete a pocket chart sort and discuss tattling rules. Then, students will complete an individua
This Middle School Transition Kit helps prepare students for the difficult transition to middle school. It teaches about changing classes, study strategies, locker, working with different teachers, and more. It can be used with students the year before they transition, or for students just beginning
Salt in His Shoes is a story about Michael Jordan as told by his mother. It is a perfect companion piece to an activity for Martin Luther King, Jr. or a great stand alone activity in Black History Month. The story involves Michael learning that practice, determination and perseverance are what it
This growth mindset lesson is all about making mistakes as a part of the learning process. This lesson requires you to buy or have the book "Beautiful Oops" by Barney Saltzberg. This is a wonderful little board book where an artist turns many common "mistakes" into fun little drawings.
This is a gr
This pack contains resources to set up a Calm Down Corner in your room.
1) Steps to Calm Down Poster
2) How Are You Feeling Chart?
3) Calm Down Cards - suggestions for things that students can do to calm down. Now includes TWO versions; text and text with visuals (includes blank cards to
Hashtag Brag Tags for Upper Elementary!
Your 3rd-6th grade elementary students will love these clever and creative hashtag brag tags! #TeacherForTheWin!
They are 100% Editable! This resource contains a PDF file and a editable PowerPoint file. 175 total pages, 80 unique upper elementary brag tags!
Does that eye roll mean you are annoyed? bored? disgusted? What about when you cry? Does it mean you are sad? frustrated? happy even? What do other people think?
The BUNDLE contains a over a 100 pages of social skills activities designed to help students improve their emotional awareness and awaren
Learning Life Lessons with Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
I love the story of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. I have watched the video at least a dozen times. This unit is looking at the lessons that can be learned from the story. The original story
Character education needs to be explicitly taught. Teach your students about the importance of Kindness and how to be a Bucket Filler using this Bucket Filling resource. This pack includes everything you need to complete your bucket filler display as well as bucket notes and a booklet.
Mrs. Joyce Gives the Best High Fives is an excellent book to introduce your role as a School Counselor. Book can be purchased separately. This download includes fun games and activities to help students understand the job responsibilities of a School Counselor.
Introduction to th
Here a couple activities I did with my students in working with Mindset. First we worked in pairs to rewrite fixed mindset phrases into growth mindset phrases. Then we researched famous people who struggled at some point in their lives and how they overcame those obstacles. What struggles and suc
Do you have a kiddo who blurts out whatever is on his or her mind, without any regard to the feelings of others?
People who have autism spectrum disorders often lack the "internal" filter and say whatever pops in their head often without realizing their comment can be construed as mean or impolit
UPDATED FOR 2018!! This resolution book is a fantastic way to get your students ready for the New Year with a fun writing activity! Each student will use their own personal book to help them understand and keep track of their goals and promises for 2018 and reflect back on 2017!
**You will be able
We teach more than content. We teach people.
We guide them through life, help them learn from mistakes, encourage them to form new habits and reach their potential.
Middle and high school are an ideal time for students to set goals. Personal goals can be set at any time, but the start of a new ca
What kid do you know who doesn't love a good old fashioned fortune teller? This paper craft game will not only have your students begging to play more, but will also help them build on their growth mindset skills as they assemble their game, problem-solve while reading directions, and verbalize thei
The Student Achiever weekly planner is structured to help your students focus on achieving goals while reinforcing a growth mindset. Includes a one page weekly goal planner, weekly reflection sheet, and a full PowerPoint presentation that teaches students how to use this system.
The Student Achieve
This SMART Goals document includes student worksheets to help students create their own SMART goals for academic, behavioral, or social success. SMART goals are written so that students can specifically target what areas they need to change, identify HOW they can make improvements, and set a deadlin
Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes is a fabulous read aloud, and this lesson is designed to teach students the importance of kind words and kind actions towards others. It teaches children the consequences of using hurtful words.
Students begin by coloring a picture of Chrysanthemum. Then, they bring th
This classroom guidance lesson introduces students to concept of empathy. Begin with pretest, and then students hypothesize about the owner of a pair of worn out shoes (additional supply needed). Read students a narrative about the owner of the shoes (included) and discuss the meaning of empathy! St
Character education for young learners (preschool through second grade)
This is the bundle of all of my character education packs. Each pack focuses on a specific character trait. The stories, activities, and games all relate to the specific trait. You can choose to spend an entire month on the cha
This bundle includes everything you need to teach a lesson on coping skills and self-regulation to students. It is the perfect lesson for a school counselor on the go to teach students about regulating emotions and coping with life's uncomfortable situations.
This hands-on lesson allows students t
Teach skills and strategies for managing anxiety and worrying. Materials focus on understanding anxiety, positive self-talk, perspective-taking skills, triggers for anxiety, distorted thinking patterns, coping with uncertainty, relaxation strategies, and more. Contents include a variety of worksheet
Help students realize that it is OK to be different and SPECIAL with this unique self-esteem lesson. The lesson begins by telling a story (included) about a time when you got a bag of jelly beans as a reward. Showing the bag of beans (topper included) you relate a special message that is on the bag
Kindness in the Classroom FREEBIE! #kindnessmatters
During stressful times, promote kindness in your classroom by using a “Kindness Into Action” Jar! Print and cut out the task cards and label. Wrap the label around a jar and place the laminated task cards inside.
Place the jar somewhere in t
A complete character education responsibility unit for upper elementary students! Engaging, fun lessons, activities and projects for upper elementary students that reinforce the importance of being responsible at school and at home! From quotes to real life student examples, this unit will grasp you
This Social Skills pack contains everything you need to teach the difference between Tattling and Reporting.
Included in this pack;
1) Social story - Tattling Tina
2) Discussion questions about the story
3) Report It! Poster - 5 things that need to be reported
4) Reporting Is... & Tattling Is