This is a social story about a 1st grade boy named Sam. Throughout the story, Sam describes how he feels when he is frustrated and talks about some of his bad choices. In this particular story, Sam becomes frustrated during a Math lesson. Instead of using words, Sam yells at people, throws things, hits, and kicks other people. Finally, Sam regains his self-control, and after cleaning up the classroom talks with his teacher about self-control strategies. Sam's teacher helps Sam choose 3 self control strategies to use next time when he experiences frustration. Following the story is a class discussion, plus an activity for students to choose their own self-control strategies.