Making New Friends: a social story unit
Does your student choose to work alone? Does he watch the other kids while sitting on the swing all recess. Making new friends is not intuitive. It is a skill that kids need to be taught and coached in. Many kids will choose to play alone, not because they are anti-social, but because they don't know how to enter a circle of friends who are already playing together. With this unit, you can teach your students how to overcome that awkward feeling in their stomach and make new friends.
This comprehensive unit includes:
★ Making New Friends starring Fiona – full page version
★ Making New Friends starring Fiona & ME - a customizable full page version
★ Making New Friends starring Fiona – 1/2 page version
★ Making New Friends starring Fiona & Me - a customizable 1/2 page version
★ Coupons: I Got Caught Making New Friends
★ "How to make new friends" planning board
★ "My new friends are" list
★ Award Certificate
★ Classroom wall or locker poster
Table of Contents:
Page 1: Unit Cover page
Page 2-15: Making New Friends starring Fiona (full page)
Page 16-30: Making New Friends starring Fiona & Me (full page)
Page 31-37: Making New Friends starring Fiona – (1/2 page)
Page 38-45: Making New Friends starring Fiona & Me – (1/2 page)
Page 46: I Got Caught making new friends Coupons
Page 47: "How to make new friends" planning board
Page 48: "My new friends are" list
Page 49: Award Certificate
Page 50: Classroom wall or locker poster
Page 51: 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.
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 receive their award.
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