Disagreements are common in classrooms – especially at recess!! I have found that I really need to teach my kiddos about how to solve their problems. This pack contains strategies students can use to solve their own problems.
The first part has a poster for each strategy with sentence stems the students can use when using that particular strategy. I teach these one at a time to the kids. The examples in the poster are from recess, but apply to classroom situations too.
make a deal
walk to a new activity
share and take turns
There is also a small version with all strategies listed. I use these on the desks of students who need extra reminders - parents also love having these at home!
The second part has example situations (some recess, some classroom.) We work on identifying which strategy (or strategies) would work the best for that particular problem. The problems come from real situations I have had in my classroom. There are also blank cards at the end to make up your own.
Also included are small recognition cards for being a "Problem Solver" that either the students or you can fill out.
Thank you for your support!!