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Friday, December 14, 2012

Student Funnies :: How they spend their recess

Me: Sorry guys. I can't keep you for recess. I have another group coming in.

2nd Graders: That's ok. We have plans for recess.

Me: Oh, you do?

2nd Graders: Yeah! The girls are chasing us.

Wouldn't want to miss that!

Monday, December 3, 2012

New Product :: Social Emotional Trivia Games

Trivia Games

All it's getting to that time of year when I really start running out of new ideas for my social skills and counseling groups. I feel like there's only so many ways we can go over controlling anger before I (and they) are ready to pull our hair out. It seems like at least once a week someone asks me, "but can't we play a game on your computer?"

And really, they have a point. I mean, there are so many websites that have reading and math games, but far fewer that have counseling and social work games. So, I made these!  They're Jeopardy-style trivia games in Powerpoint format that cover a whole bunch of different topics. Even my squirmy kids pay attention :)

Each has 24 editable questions to help kids learn about a variety of social and emotional skill topics:

- Anger Control
- Bullying
- Feelings
- Friendship
- Peer Pressure

The questions are just "think and answer" questions either. I made sure to make it interactive, so they'll be drawing, acting, thinking, and talking! And while I don't have a Smartboard, a few lucky people I've talked to do and they've been able to use this on their as well for a whole class.

So hop on over to my store and pick them up for yourself!  There's also a version for Divorce that's free if you'd like to try it out first!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

New Product :: Holiday Social Emotional Activity Pack

Winter Social-Emotional Activity PackNeed some holiday-themed activities? Check out this activity pack! It's got lots of fun social-emotional learning activities that will be sure to keep your students' interest!

This activity pack contains several social skills, anger management, and social emotional activities in a fun holiday theme! It contains the following 10 activities:

- Emotion Matching Candy Canes

Emotion Matching
- 24 “Naughty or Nice?” School Rules Cards

Naughty or Nice
- Compliment Skiing Activity

Compliment Skiing
- Positive Thinking Skiing Activity
- “I’m Unique Because…” Snowflake Class Activity
- “The Children Were Nestled” Positive Thoughts Activity

Positive Thinking Dream
- Christmas, Hanukkah, and Holiday Wishes Sheets
- “Don’t Have a Meltdown” Snowman Activity w/ 35 Coping Strategy Cards (strategies also available in Coping Skills Bingo Game)

Activities are presented in PDF format in color and in black and white and include answer keys when applicable!