Do your students know what it means to be a friend?
Could they use some strategies to assist with their friendships around school and in the community?
Friends and friendships are a key part of growing up (not just in school, but in life). Building solid friendships can be difficult for many students which is why I’ve created the FRIENDS acronym. It focuses on how kids can use positive strategies and build their skills to navigate social situations and make smart decisions.
Each letter strategy is a lesson on its’ own. You and your class can work on them one at a time or you can tackle them all at once. These are great for students for building a foundation and even to refresh and hone their skills.
Included are printable worksheets, class cards, bookmarks, and booklets/journals for kids to build. This includes two levels (primary and intermediate). For younger students it focuses more on drawings, for older students the worksheets ask deeper discussion questions.
pg 3-10 Poster Set
pg 11-14 Bookmarks and class cards
pg 15-31 Full page worksheets (two levels)
pg 32-40 Booklet/Journals (two levels)
-7 classroom posters (single-page) using the acronym FRIENDS to assist them in making good decisions with their own friends.
-Bookmarks. Just print, cut, and laminate
-Class Cards. Reinforce with the kids through multiple uses (the choice is yours!).
How to be a Friend Whole Page Worksheets
There are seven strategies included in the FRIENDS acronym.
Included are worksheets to be used in conjunction with the posters.
I’ve included two versions (levels) for students.
Version one: K-2nd
-Each page has a letter and the strategy.
-Students may color the letter and draw a picture of the strategy (or write if they want).
Version two: 2nd-5th (or higher)
-Each page has a letter, strategy, and three discussion questions.
-Students should decorate the letter to represent the strategy learned.
-You may decide for students to answer questions as a group or individually.
-This version is meant for some deeper discussions within the classroom.
***Suggested strategies would be using real-life examples, school situations (non-specific), and proactive times when these strategies come into play.***
How to be a Friend, Booklet/Journal
This booklet/journal can be used to guide students through the seven steps of being a good friend.
How you teach these skills/strategies will vary based on the needs of the students in your classroom.
Using positive real-life examples from school situations with students will make an impact in students remembering how to use the skills.
Each letter in the acronym FRIENDS has two pages.
-The first page is the Letter and saying. They may color, decorate, or draw pictures that represent the letter on this page.
-The opposite page has three discussion questions for students to answer. This may be completed as a class or individually, the choice is yours.
There are two levels for this journal/booklet.
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Included are worksheets, an interactive journal kids can create, and more. You can teach all the strategies at once or spread them out so kids can make better decisions!
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