Start the year off right with a focus on character education and social skills!
Time spent setting up classroom behavioural expectations and procedures is time well spent!
You will save so much time through the year when students have clear strategies for managing their emotions, focusing on their tasks, and respecting others.
This character education bundle contains 32 different social skills topics with many different activities to explore them, such as partner plays, printable books, and literacy activities.
These social skills packs are game-changers in the primary classroom!
This huge bundle includes all 32 social stories (2 versions of each in first and third person) to print or project for your classroom AND hundreds of pages of activities to use with them - enough for the entire school year! It is NOT just the stories alone.
These were designed for students who are struggling with social skills and self management, but these will benefit ALL the students in your room, and create a positive, peaceful environment. Teaching with social stories is time well spent!
Each of the 32 topics has 15 pages of simple but effective activities to last a week or more. You can teach the stories in ANY order, and the activities stand alone, meaning you can pick and choose which ones you want to include for maximum flexibility.
: There have been many updates to the original bundle, including:
- complete set of printing / tracing pages to reinforce each skill
- a complete set of journal writing pages
- complete set of writing templates for each social story
- good choices reminder paper watches for each social skill
- editable reward coupons specific to each social skills (NOW EDITABLE!)
LIST OF SOCIAL STORIES COVERED
★ I Can Use Calm Down Strategies
★ I Can Be Assertive
★ Fire Drills
★ I Can Raise My Hand (Wait To Talk)
★ I Can Clean Up Quickly
★ I Won’t Interrupt (ie. when adults are talking)
★ Losing A Game - I Can Handle It!
★ I Can Use My Inside Voice
★ Mistakes Are Okay (I Can Learn From Them)
★ Being Flexible When Plans Change
★ Taking Good Care Of Belongings
★ Personal Space
★ I Can Focus On My Tasks
★ I Can Keep Trying (Practice and Perseverance)
★ I Can Share
★ I-Feel Messages for Conflict Resolution
★ Appropriate Behavior In The Hallway
★ I Am A Problem Solver
★ I Have Good Manners
★ Following Playground Rules
★ Asking To Play
★ Including Others
★ Giving My Best Effort
★ Smooth Transitions
★ Taking Turns
★ Substitute Teacher
★ Lining Up Quietly
★ Washing Hands/Prevent Spreading Germs
★ Being Kind
★ Saying Sorry
★ Respecting Differences - culture/appearance/ability
★ Spelling Strategies - stretch the word, listen for sounds, guess and move on
See below for more details about each update addition:
UPDATE 18/05/4 I've added a BONUS pack of SINGLE PAGE SOCIAL STORIES POSTERS that match the stories included. There are specifically designed for younger students because I have added more specific illustrations to more closely match each part of the social story. Great for desk companions or posting on the wall as reference.
UPDATE 18/04/18 I've added a BONUS pack of EDITABLE Social Skills Reward Coupons that match the stories included, as well as a set of reusable reward coupons for classroom management!
UPDATE 3/5/18 I've added a BONUS pack of Social Skills WATCHES for students to cut out and wear that match the stories included. These are perfect to remind students of specific social skills, and to wear home so parents can reinforce concepts.
UPDATE 4/5/18 I've added a BONUS pack of Social Skills WRITING PROMPT TEMPLATES that match the stories included. These are simple journal pages to reinforce or assess students' understanding of concepts.
UPDATE 7/5/18 I've added a BONUS pack of Social Skills PRINTING and TRACING COLORING pages that match the stories included. This set is perfect to differentiate your writing tasks for youngers students in your classroom.
UPDATE 7/5/18 I've added a BONUS pack of Social Skills TRACING COLORING pages that match the 32 stories included. This set is perfect to differentiate your writing tasks for youngers students who are in need of printing or tracing practice.
UPDATE 17/7/18 I've added a BONUS pack of Printable Social Stories that are written in FIRST PERSON. These are similar to the original set of social stories, but the writing is in first person and the illustrations are more specific.
What's Included In Each Social Story Pack?
Each story topic has a one-week suggested dayplan (15 pages of activities, stories, posters and teacher scripts) to introduce and reinforce concepts. The activities repeat for each story, so even very young students can become familiar with the formats and focus on the skill being taught.
The stories include descriptive, perspective, directive and affirmative sentences, as well as visual cues. Although a suggested week plan is included, activities can be completed in any order, and you can pick and choose depending on your students’ needs.
★ a simple, two-page teacher script to read aloud to students as an introduction to the topic (questions embedded to guide conversation)
★ one or more reference posters with simple sentences and visual representation
★ Social story strips for student reference (first person)
★ Student mini-book (one page foldable) of the social story (first person) for students to color and fill in the speech bubble dialogue (optional)
★ Printable 6-page story book (half-page, third person) to add to your class library, or present as an e-book (includes thinking questions at the end for more discussion)
★ Personal Connection Comic: Students fill in the comic and draw/write about their own connections to the topic, including how the might feel and what kind of self-talk they could use in that situation (emotions pictures for reference)
★ Partner Play: a 3-person play to read or perform with the class to reinforce concepts
★ Paper characters; cut out and assemble the characters from the story - they stand up on their own, and can be used to act out the story
★ sorting positive choices printable
★ Mini-Flip Book - writing about personal experiences with the topic
★ Discussion Cards to use as conversation starters or to use as journal writing prompts in your writing centres (blank cards included to make your own situations relevant to your classroom)
★ Social Skills Game Board - students answer each question they land on as a review of the discussion questions.
More social situation study packs may be added in the future, so be sure to check your My Purchase page for future updates to this bundle!
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These lessons are designed for busy teachers, so there is a two page teacher script to read aloud to your students. You can open to page one and get started right away!
As a primary teacher myself for 25 years, I have seen so many children having difficulty navigating the complex social situations present in the classroom. The many transitions and complex social situation can cause big emotions that can be overwhelming without the right tools. With these lessons, your students will have the opportunity to learn, practice, and demonstrate appropriate social skills.
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WHAT ARE SOCIAL STORIES?
Social stories are simple stories that describe common situations that occur frequently in the classroom. They describe the situation, possible feelings that may occur, self-talk strategies that can be helpful, and the desired outcomes. These stories have been especially helpful for my younger students, students with autism or students with disruptive behavioural issues.
WHY ARE SOCIAL STORIES HELPFUL?
★ Social stories help clarify positive and expected social behaviours regarding routines, directions and peer interaction
★ Social stories reinforce shared emotions we all have, and how to cope with them in positive ways
★ Social stories teach and practice self-talk as a way to manage big emotions and reactions
★ Social stories help students cope with change, transitions, conflict and other distressing events
★ Social stories help students with behavioural needs gain skills in recognizing social cues and build meaningful friendships
All of the social story teacher packs can be kept in a large binder for easy access. Each story can be pulled out quickly as needed for a quick lesson, or simply refer to the class posters for reminders and review.
LOOKING FORE MORE SEL SOCIAL SKILLS ACTIVITIES?
You can find hundreds of easy-to-teach activities in the full year SEL curriculum called The Kindness Classroom.
They are all organized into 8 comprehensive units that cover topics like Self-Management, Conflict Resolution, Growth Mindset, Kindness and Friendship, Inclusion and Anti-Bullying, Making Good Choices, and more.
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Kindness Classroom Yearlong SEL Curriculum
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Unit 1 - I Can Use Calm Down Strategies
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