You Get What You Get – Managing Disappointment - PreK-2 No Prep Lesson & Activities
You Get What You Get by Julie Gassman
This book is a great way to teach disappointment to young students. The main character of the book, Melvin, throws fit after fit when he doesn't get what he wants. However, the rule at school is that he gets what he gets and doesn’t throw a fit. He does not do this at home until one day when his sister throws a fit. He accidently shares the rule with his family. He soon realizes it is the best way to handle disappointment. This book teaches negative and positive ways to handle disappointment in an engaging way.
Using children's picture books to teach social skills is an excellent way to engage students in topics they need to learn or practice. Many children’s picture books are easily available and often familiar to students. Most students (even older ones) enjoy stories read to them and are more motivated to learn the concepts than through direct teaching. Because stores are fun and pleasurable for many children, being read to feels like a leisure activity during class time. Students also tend to relate the emotions of the characters and can easily provide discussion into how they should think, feel, or act.
Social Emotional Learning Made Easy
This resource includes a 30-45 minute lesson plan and activities which is a perfect way to introduce stories during circle time, social emotional learning time, or even as a sub plan when you want to reinforce concepts already talked about. It is also designed to follow the Second Step® Curriculum. This product has been granted permission from the publisher and is meant to align with the materials of the Second Step® curriculum. It is also perfect for social workers, counselors, or psychologists to reteach the Second Step® Curriculum concepts in small groups or individual sessions. It comes complete with a scripted lesson plan, connections to social emotional/common core standards, lesson teaching guides, and student practice pages.
This resource includes:
• Scripted Lesson Plan includes Essentials Questions, Lesson Objectives, I Can Statements, Connection to CCSS and SEL Standards.
• Disappointed Feeling and Self-Talk Vocabulary Cards (Clipart and Photo)
• Calm Down Steps Teaching Guide
• Positive Self-Talk Teaching Guide (Bonus: Blank Guide)
• What Should I Do? Worksheet (2 adapted levels: PreK-K or K-2)
Other Books in the Teach with Books-Social Emotional Learning Series:
• Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen
• My Blue is Happy
• The Way I Feel
• Zach Apologizes
• Zach Gets Frustrated
• Waiting is Not Easy!
• Steps and Stones
• You Get What You Get
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