Making Mistakes - Social Skills Story & Activities for 3rd-5th Grade

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It's OKAY To Make Mistakes, Social Skills Story & Activities, were written to help students who have a difficult time when they make even a tiny mistake or what they perceive as a mistake. Great to use with you, perfectionistic student.

This story is also great for those who have difficulty admitting to having made a mistake and those who need instruction on how to apologize after they have made a mistake.

Do you have students who get upset when they make even the slightest mistake?

Do you have students who try so hard to avoid making mistakes that they get incredibly anxious and preoccupied with doing something "right?"

Do you have students who struggle to understand (or admit) when they have made a mistake that requires an apology?

If so, this Social Skills Story & Skill Builder Activities may be just the thing to help!

Social Skills Stories use clear, concise language to break down information into small, explicit steps that help children understand what they should or should not do in a given situation.

Stories are a great way to teach essential skills to children struggling to understand a particular social concept, such as handling mistakes.

Skill Builders support a story by further teaching the targeted social skill(s) with one or more follow-up activities and visual supports.

These activities and visual supports will help your students build the skills they need to use the information presented in the story more successfully.

About The Story:

The story will help children who have a difficult time handling their mistakes. The story breaks down various types of mistakes and gives suggestions for how to handle each of them.

The story discusses how some mistakes need to be fixed; some require an apology, and others just need to be let go.

About The Skill Builders:

The skill-building activities teach children how to understand when, why, and how to give someone an apology or when to let something go and move on.

The included inspirational quote posters will remind your students that making mistakes is a necessary part of life and that we all make mistakes.

About The Animated PowerPoint:

The animated PowerPoint slideshow is excellent for those who prefer to use digital resources. It can be used for distance or online learning. It is also great to project on a whiteboard and use for large group instruction.

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This Resource Is Helpful For:

✅ Social Workers/Psychologists:

Use this story with students who are anxious about getting everything right and never making a mistake.

✅ Special Educators:

Use this story with students on your caseload who engage in challenging behavior when they make a mistake or refuse to try in fear of making a mistake.

✅ Regular Education Teachers:

Use this story with students in your class who are anxious and perfectionistic and who are afraid to take academic or social risks.

Included Please Find:

> Story: Color Social Story, Great For The Classroom. Includes 3 choices of covers, 3 choices of end pages.

> Coloring Book Companion: Black & White Social Story, Great To Color In While Reading and/or Send Home For Generalization

> Skill Builder: Mistakes Activity 1

> Skill Builder: Mistakes Activity 2

> Skill Builder: Mistakes Quotes {Posters} and Make your Own Quote Posters

> Animated PowerPoint Story: Great For Distance Learning or for projecting on a whiteboard for large group instruction.

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~As with all of my products, I am happy to modify this story for you. Perhaps you would like a child's name in the story, a photo, the name of the child's school, or a teacher? Just contact me in the Q and A section and let me know what you would like!

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