Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day: Social Skills

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day: Social Skills
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day: Social Skills
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day: Social Skills
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day: Social Skills
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day: Social Skills
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day: Social Skills
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day: Social Skills
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day: Social Skills
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Do your students have huge reactions to small problems? Help your students defeat show expected behavior by using this social learning resource!

Use the classic story, "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Day" by Judith Viorst to teach your students to match their reactions to the size of the problem. Alexander is having a very difficult day with lots of glitches and small problems. Have your students help him rate the size of the problem and identify coping and problem-solving strategies to help him manage these challenges.

I use this resource with my own PK-2 grade students when introducing, learning and reviewing the expected reaction to small problems. By comparing “Just a Glitch” problems (e.g. "sweater fell in the sink") with a “Big Problem” (e.g. broken leg) you can help students gain an appropriate perspective on their own reactions.

Materials Included:
Size of the Problem Category Visuals (3 pages)
Alexander Problem Visuals (2 pages)
Size of the Problem Poster (11”x17’’)
Lesson Plan

Just a Glitch- A Glitch is a very small problem that is easily solved by yourself.
-Sweater fell in the sink.
-No prize in my breakfast cereal.
-I had to sit in the middle seat in the car.

Small Problem- A Small Problem is a problem that you need to use a strategy or an adult to help you solve.
-Gum in my hair.
-Not best friends anymore.
-My night-light had burned out.

Big Problem- A Big Problem is a problem that you need a community helper to solve.
-There was a car accident.
-I broke my leg.
-There is a forest fire.

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