Social Skills Journal - Distance Learning

Social Skills Journal - Distance Learning
Social Skills Journal - Distance Learning
Social Skills Journal - Distance Learning
Social Skills Journal - Distance Learning
Social Skills Journal - Distance Learning
Social Skills Journal - Distance Learning
Social Skills Journal - Distance Learning
Social Skills Journal - Distance Learning
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Use this Social Skills Journal to teach social skills throughout the whole year! Skills targeted include manners, greetings, emotions, following directions, working with others, friendships, perspective-taking, communication, problem-solving, and much more. Every day contains one prompt, so there are five prompts per week for a period of 40 weeks. This allows for 200 daily prompts for the entire year.

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A digital version for Google Drive is now included!

Why Teach Social Skills

Social skills are a foundational part of success for kids and young adults. Understanding these skills allow kids and young adults to get along with others, manage their emotions, communicate effectively, develop empathy for others, and learn to make positive choices. These skills are foundational for social and emotional well-being. Some students need extra support and instruction with social skills in order to be successful in school, with friends, and beyond. This journal allows you to weave these skills into your daily instruction as part of a morning meeting, advisory, homeroom, or morning work activity.

How to Use

This Social Skills Journal is intended to be a simple but effective way to add social skills into your daily curriculum and instruction. They include 200 unique prompts that encourage writing, discussion, and new social skills learning. These can be used with a whole class or a small group. Once copies are made, no prep work is required. Just assign the daily prompt, allow for partner discussion, and discuss as a whole group. It is also helpful to highlight each skill throughout the week to encourage greater understanding and generalization.

**Note: I've also added a numbered prompt version for groups and classes that do not meet every day. Both versions are included in your download!

Table of Contents

Introduction Materials

• Educator Guide

• Student Covers

Basic Skills

• Week 1: Using Manners

• Week 2: Greetings

• Week 3: Kindness & Respect

• Week 4: Personal Space

• Week 5: Self-Care


• Week 6: Following Directions & Rules

• Week 7: Doing Your Best

• Week 8: Working With Others

• Week 9: Waiting Your Turn

• Week 10: Being a Good Sport

Emotions & Behaviors

• Week 11: Emotion Vocabulary

• Week 12: Your Feelings

• Week 13: Expressing Yourself

• Week 14: Understanding Your Choices

• Week 15: Self-Control

Managing Emotions

• Week 16: Hitting the Pause Button

• Week 17: Using Self-Talk

• Week 18: Calming Strategies

• Week 19: Dealing with Disappointments

• Week 20: Dealing with Anger & Worry

Perspective-Taking & Empathy

• Week 21: Being a Social Detective

• Week 22: Developing Empathy

• Week 23: Different Points of View

• Week 24: Being Open-Minded

• Week 25: Disagreeing With Others


• Week 26: Thinking Before Speaking

• Week 27: Sharing Our Thoughts

• Week 28: Listening to Others

• Week 29: Social Cues

• Week 30: Talking With Friends


• Week 31: Friendship Skills

• Week 32: Getting Along With Others

• Week 33: Spending Time With Other

• Week 34: Minding Your Own Business

• Week 35: Making Up for Mistakes


• Week 36: Understanding a Problem

• Week 37: Dealing With Problems

• Week 38: Consequences

• Week 39: Making Positive Choices

• Week 40: Reflecting On Our Behaviors

Note that both color and black/white options are included. A separate file with only the prompts is also included for your planning purposes.

Need Social Skills Lessons?

{ Social Skills Activities MEGA Bundle }

This bundle includes social skills activities with task cards, lessons, worksheets, and social stories for teaching positive social behaviors. Skills targeted include basic interactions, conversations, empathy, friendships, dealing with conflicts, and more.

{ Social Skills Lessons for Older Kids BUNDLE }

Use these lessons to teach critical social skills to older learners. Units teach about basic interactions, managing emotions, and empathy and perspective-taking. Just some of the lessons target being respectful, following directions, accepting criticism, working with others, understanding emotions, dealing with anger, understanding perspectives, accepting different perspectives, flexible thinking, understanding social cues, developing empathy, using perspectives to resolve conflicts, and MUCH more. This resource includes 3 core units with 30 lessons, each with several activities for extended practice. A total of 142 activities are included!


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Disclaimer: These resources and materials are for supplementary support/education purposes and not intended as a replacement for counseling, education, or other necessary supports. Educators, parents, counselors, and others who utilize these materials are encouraged to seek out additional support, as needed.


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