Teach primary students how to communicate effectively when they need to solve a problem with a friend. Students will learn how to make a Bug and a Wish statement to tell others when something is bugging them. The lesson uses the story A Bug and A Wish by Karen Scheuer. It is a great short, picture book that children can relate to.**This download does not include the story or the book. You may purchase the book on several book selling sites. If you choose to use the lesson without the book, then delete the slide referring to the story.
Each slide on the Power Point focuses on practicing making Bug and Wish statements. First practice as a class, then have individual students demonstrate using the Buggy Situations, next break into groups to work on conflict situations in groups of three. Assess student learning by having the groups Build a Bug when presenting how they would handle Buggy Situations. Watch the bug body parts appear on the slideshow to create a butterfly in the end. Finally, allow students to create a colorful bookmark to remember how to use Bug and Wish statements.
This lesson is intended to be used with primary students. This packet is designed to
provide you with everything needed to help students identify feelings and utilize conflict resolution technique to solve problems with friends. No planning is required, the packet comes with a lesson plan, Power Point Slideshow which includes an Interactive Build a Bug assessment, BUG cards to find a group, Buggy Situation pictures, and a bookmark to color. This lesson can be used in the classroom or for small groups.
What is included in this packet:
1. Solving Conflicts with a Bug & A Wish Lesson Plan (3 pages)
2. Solving Conflicts with a Bug & A Wish Slide Show (20 slides)
3. BUG Cards - Print front & back for a total of 24 cards to sort students into eight groups of 3. (5 pages)
4. Buggy Situations - Cut in half for a total of 8 situations. (4 pages)
5. Bug & Wish Bookmark - Print front & back. (2 pages)