This product is great for the first week of school or soft skills week. The mentor text of My Mouth is a Volcano tells of a child who's words erupt out of his mouth and not so good times. Times that aren't respectful of others. This is a great way for classroom community to be built and to teach students about not interrupting others while they are speaking. Everyone's words and feelings are important!
This product includes 3 activities that are in color and black and white for astrobright printing.
The three activities are;
1. Volcano Feelings and Actions - Students have long and short strips that will be printed on red and/or orange paper. Students will cut the strips out and a volcano out of brown construction paper. There are TWO options here. One direction set asks students to write down on the strips their feelings when they want to erupt (blurt out). The second set of directions are for steps to take to control the urge to erupt.
2. Volcano Connections - There are TWO different bubble maps. One bubble map has students take 1 minute to talk while others are interrupting/talking over them. The bubbles around the center will be their feelings during the one minute. The second bubble map has 1 minute of someone listening to them with no interruptions. (I group this along with what does active listening look like in our room.) They will put their feelings in their bubble for that activity as well.
3. The third sheet is where students write down five steps they can take while trying not to erupt. This can be done in whole group or individual for each child.
This is also a part of a bundle that is listed in the store (link below) and this book is bundled with 14 other mentor texts for soft skills!