Sizing Up My Problems Social Story AND ACTIVITY

Sizing Up My Problems Social Story AND ACTIVITY
Sizing Up My Problems Social Story AND ACTIVITY
Sizing Up My Problems Social Story AND ACTIVITY
Sizing Up My Problems Social Story AND ACTIVITY
Sizing Up My Problems Social Story AND ACTIVITY
Sizing Up My Problems Social Story AND ACTIVITY
Sizing Up My Problems Social Story AND ACTIVITY
Sizing Up My Problems Social Story AND ACTIVITY
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In a child's world, every problem is a big deal to which they respond with big emotions. In this social story, cute robots teach children to size up their problems then react appropriately. Kids will be exposed to 100+ everyday situations. They will learn critical thinking, positive thinking, and self-regulating as they analyze each situation. Dropping a pencil and breaking a leg do not merit the same reaction, but if we don't help kids learn perspective they will react to everything as if it is a big problem.

This unit includes:

★ Instructional story

★ Personalized story (fill-in-the-blanks)

★ Discussion guides

★ Strategy posters

★ Activity/Game

★ Note to adults

★ Credits

Table of Contents for zipped file (contains 2 folders):

1. Sizing Up My Problems Social Story Unit

Page 1: Unit Cover Page

Pages 2-10: Instructional Story

Pages 11-22: Personalized Story

Page 23: Support Tools Cover Page

Page 24: Half page strategy card

Pages 25: Full page strategy poster

Page 26: Simplified strategy poster

Page 27: Fill-in-the-blank strategy poster or assessment

Page 28: Problem size guide

Page 29-32: Discussion guides

Page 33: Dear Adult

Page 34: Thanks and Credits

2. Sizing Up My Problems Activity

Page 1: Unit Cover Page

Page 2: Prep/Directions for Teacher

Page 3: Directions for Kids

Page 4-8: Strategy mats and draw pile mat

Page 9-23: 90 problem cards

Page 24: Thanks and Credits

Recommendations for using this unit:

  • Instructional story – Print, insert into sleeve protectors, and keep in a 3-ring binder. Use comb binding for a thinner book. Share with teachers, counselors, parents, babysitters, coaches, etc. so everyone knows what strategies you are working on.
  • Personalized story - To avoid fatigue, we recommend that you introduce this story after the child has had a break but within 24 hours of the instructional story. Allow time for the student to pause, process, and record their thoughts and feelings. If writing is a challenge, consider providing a scribe.
  • Discussion guides – After reading both stories, use the discussion guides as discussion guides in which an adult moderator acts as the scribe allowing the child can focus on processing their thoughts. These guides can also be used as worksheets to practice analytical thinking or in a "cool down" zone to practice self-regulation. These can be helpful in data collection for IEP or BIP goals.
  • Strategy posters – Allow the child to chose his/her favorite, then laminate and post in a visible place (refrigerator, playroom, bedroom door, etc.)
  • Activity - For longevity, print in color and laminate or print in color on card stock. This activity can be used one-on-one or in a small group setting. To maximize the effectiveness of the game and keep student interest, we recommend that you only use up to 45 cards in one sitting.
    • NOTE: Use your discretion with these cards as some of the HUGE problems include topics such as death, divorce, critical illness, and abuse. Since the size of the problem can vary depending on context, these problem cards are meant to generate discussion. If a child says something that leads you to believe they may be in danger, please follow your state mandated reporting procedures.


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Total Pages
58 pages
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