Do your students get anxious and frustrated when plans change? Do they exhibit destructive or socially unacceptable behaviors instead of being flexible? This social story uses the character Fred to teach your students how to be flexible when plans change. A second fill-in-the-blank story allows you to personalize the anxieties and strategies with your student. Motivational reinforcements, data tracking, and more ... Hooray for Flexible Day!
This comprehensive unit includes:
★ Change of Plans starring Flexible Fred – full page version
★ Change of Plans starring Flexible Fred and Flexible Me - a customizable full page version
★ Change of Plans starring Flexible Fred – 1/2 page version
★ Change of Plans starring Flexible Fred and Flexible Me - a customizable 1/2 page version
★ I Got Caught being Flexible Coupons
★ Behavior Contract – caught being flexible 4 times
★ Behavior Contract – caught being flexible 8 times
★ Award Certificate
★ Classroom wall or locker poster
Table of Contents:
Page 1: Unit Cover page
Page 2-16: Change of Plans starring Flexible Fred (full page)
Page 17-31: Change of Plans starring Flexible Fred and Flexible Me (full page)
Page 32-39: Change of Plans starring Flexible Fred – (1/2 page)
Page 40-47: Change of Plans starring Flexible Fred and Flexible Me – (1/2 page)
Page 48: I Got Caught being Flexible Coupons
Page 49: Behavior Contract – caught being flexible 4 times
Page 50: Behavior Contract – caught being flexible 8 times
Page 51: Award Certificate
Page 52: Classroom wall or locker poster
Page 53: Credits
Recommendations for using this unit:
Full page versions:
Print and put in a sleeve protector. Keep your book in a binder.
½ page versions:
Print, cut in half on the line, reorganize, and staple into a booklet form. Student can keep them with this in all their classes.
After reading the original version, guide the student through customizing a book with their own feelings. Talk them through drawing their own facial expressions. Spend time in front of a mirror practicing facial expressions.
give a stack of coupons to all of your student’s teachers and when your student is caught being flexible by someone they can turn in the coupons to you to fill out the behavior contract
use these to set goals, incentivize your students, and record data by marking date and subject for Behavior Intervention Plans, IEP, or simply reporting to parents. Students can color the correlating letter as an immediate reward.
use to reward students for achieving their goal.
Classroom wall poster:
post somewhere visible to remind your student even when you are not around or print 4/page, laminate, and use as a desk card
More SOCIAL STORIES:
→ Making Mistakes
Social Story Unit: Monster Mistakes
→ Following the Rules
Social Story Unit: Following the Rules
→ Making New Friends
Social Story Unit: Making New Friends
→ Test Taking Anxiety
Social Story: Coping Strategies for Test Anxiety - a complete unit
→ Flexibility when Plans Change
Social Story: Flexibility When Plans Change - a complete unit
→ Personal Space: 2 units in one
Social Story: "Personal Space"- two social stories in one unit