Perspective Taking | Empathy | Social Skills | Social Emotional Learning | SEL

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Annie's Classroom
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I absolutely loved this lesson! It was engaging for my students, easy to use and I loved how low prep it was! Thank you!
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  1. This social skills and social emotional learning full curriculum "The Best Of Me" for Level 1 (Similar to 1st Grade) covers the areas of  self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making and social. This curriculum is also appropriate for grade
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  2. This social skills and social emotional learning mini bundle is part of the full curriculum "The Best Of Me" for Level 1 (Similar to 1st Grade). There is one lesson in each of the following areas: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making
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This social emotional learning lesson on thinking of others and perspective-taking helps students to understand what it means and why it is important to think of others. Thinking of others (perspective taking) shows you care about and respect other people.

What is this?

Let’s teach students how to think of others. This is simply done through an engaging social story game,  TWO related printable activities, a transition to close the lesson, an extended learning “idea” for that week and “The Best Of Me” awards.

Should I look at the preview above?

YES! YES! YES! See preview for a better look at this product (you might not even have to read the rest after you see the preview but I would love it if you did). Everything included is mentioned in the preview above.


What Is a social story game?

 The social story game contains a 26-page story that will help students distinguish the difference between someone thinking about others and someone not thinking about others. They need to decide if they show a thumbs up/down card (or use their own thumb) for yes/no answers on each page. The story is unique because it has situations for students to put “themselves” as the characters to help them make their own positive choices. Scenarios may include situations at school, home and in public places.

What are the printable activity sheets?

One activity is a small social story book that students will cut apart, color and staple back together . The second activity will require some drawing/writing and/or coloring. Students will need markers/colored pencils/crayons and a scissors to complete these activities.

What is the transition?

A simple question students will answer to help them transition smoothly to the next activity. This also should be used as DATA to see if students understood the lesson.

What is an extended learning idea?

A simple “idea” on how to build on this lesson. This is done through modeling, teacher acknowledgement and praise.

How should I teach this?

  1. Read the social story game on a DIGITAL DEVICE used as PDF or you can print it out. Students will show you the thumbs up or thumbs down cards for yes/no answers on each page. Personally, I sometimes will stop to go more in depth on the pages I feel need to be discussed more and to expand on the story.
  2. Have students complete the  printable activity(s)
  3. Complete the transition activity
  4. Use the extended learning ”idea” for the rest of the week up to a year to build on this lesson.
  5. Hand out "The Best Of Me" Awards throughout the week/year when you see students giving "The Best Of Me"

Let's answer some more questions:

Is it easy to use?

This activity is simple, effective and easy to follow! I am a huge fan of simple because I think it does the trick most of the time while keeping the engagement, focus and attention! 

Who can learn from this?

This lesson is grouped into Level 1 (as a part of "The Best Of Me" 1st Grade Curriculum), but can be used with all primary grade levels.

Do I teach this in a group setting?

You can teach this in a large group, small group or to individual students 

How much prep do I need to do?

There is one OPTIONAL prep item (thumb cards-see preview).  If you buy the entire ”The Best Of Me” curriculum linked below this is the ONLY prep item used in the entire curriculum besides the printables! YAY!!

What research supports this?

This is research based and aligned with CASEL’s 5 Areas of Core Competence in Social Emotional Learning.

Is there a digital version?

Similar version of this game on Boom Learning- Click Me!

What type of learners is it used for?


  • In-Person through Digital PDFs and printables
  • Distant learning through PDFS and sending home activity sheets
  • Homeschool(while replacing the teacher role with the “homeschool teacher” role)

Does it come in black and white?

This lesson comes in color. It is important for students to see diversity in the scenarios and color allows this. I recommend viewing it as a PDF or printing in color.  However, the printable activities DO come in black & white.

FULL CURRICULUM CLICK HERE: Level 1 (Can correspond with 1st Grade, but can be used for all primary grades)


•5 lessons on self-awareness

•5 lessons on social awareness

•5 lessons on self-management

•5 lessons on relationship skills

•5 lessons on responsible decision-making

Other Levels of ”The Best Of Me” Social Emotional Curriculum you might like:

Level Pre-K- Click here!

Level K - Click here!

Level 2 - Click here

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