But It's Not My Fault! Responsibility and Problem Solving Lesson Plan

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A great lesson on having accountability for our actions! I used this in 4th grade health class during my conflict resolution unit. I would recommend!
This resource complimented the book perfectly. My students loved the worksheet, "What can noodle say or do differently." As well as picking different scenarios out of a hat. Thank you!!
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Helping students to take responsibility for their actions and become better independent problem solvers is a big part of our role as educators! This companion to the book "But It's Not My Fault!" is an engaging way to do just that.

*This lesson is also available as part of my Responsibility Lesson Plan Bundle.*

Included in this resource:

• Written lesson plan with ASCA Mindsets & Behaviors and CASEL competencies, including discussion questions to use with the book

• Blaming vs. problem solving statement sort

• Collaborative learning activity to practice taking responsibility for mistakes/problems

• Problem solving sorting cards (four problems with four solutions each, in the following themes: grades, behavior, conflict, and friendships)

• Blame cards

• Exit Ticket


✨Glowing Praise for This Resource✨

“ I am constantly encouraging my students to try and come up with ways to resolve the day to day issues they may encounter in our classroom. This resource was an excellent tool to help the students practice ways to communicate with each other positively, and resolved their problems by thinking on their own without the teacher's assistance when appropriate.” ~Annette C.

“My students love these Julia Cook book companion lessons! Lessons are more engaging and it encourages students to apply what they learned in the story to the activity. Great resource!” ~Hayleigh H.


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