Title: I Can’t Believe You Said That – Social Filters
- PS:C1.11 Learn coping skills for managing life events
- PS:A2.6 Use effective communications skills
- PS:A1.8 Understand the need for self-control and how to practice
what a social filter is and why it is important
Can’t Believe You Said That by Julia Cook
you ever said something that you regretted?
someone ever said something to you that hurt your feelings?
those of you who have raised your hand, you have experienced what happens when
you or someone else doesn’t use their social filter! A social filter is a way
that we can decide what we should or should not say. We’re going to read a book
called I Can’t Believe You Said That by Julia Cook to learn more about
I Can’t Believe You Just Said That.
the importance of using a social filter and how to practice using this skill
with the following PowerPoint:
can you practice using a social filter at school? Home? Community?
is this important?
would happen if everyone used a social filter?
Title: I’m Trying to Love Math – Letters of Encouragement
- A:A1.2 Display a positive interest in learning
- A:A2.2 Demonstrate how effort and persistence positively affect
- A:A3.5 Share knowledge
- A:B2.6 Understand the relationship between classroom performance
and success in school
- A:C1.6 Understand how school success and academic achievement enhance
future career and vocational opportunities
will understand the importance of learning math and its effect on their future
will be able to simplify and share their knowledge on the importance of math
and its impact on success with a student that is younger than them
will be able to use encouraging words to help others
lesson is best for older students, such as grades 3-5. Begin by introducing and
reading the book I’m Trying to Love Math by Bethany Barton.
is it important to learn math?
is it important to learn things, even if it is difficult and challenging?
impact does math have on our future?
students if they remember learning something difficult for the first time.
is something difficult the first time you try to learn/practice it?
kinds of things help you when something is difficult?
resources (teachers, friends, parents, internet, textbook, etc.)
a deep breath or other relaxation techniques
problems into small pieces
(multiplication, formulas, and ways to solve problems)
a healthy meal
different ways to encourage people and why encouraging words are important.
Share that older students are role models for the younger students in the
school and showing that they were able to learn math might help younger
students to know that they will be able to learn it too. Ask students to write
encouraging words on a paper. Provide an example and remind students what the
format of the letter should be (beginning with To a student in ____’s class,
introduction, main point, supporting evidence, words of encourage, wrap
Share the letters with K-2 classes.
Title: What If Everybody Did That – Integrity
- PS:A1.2 Identify values, attitudes and beliefs
- PS:A2.1 Recognize that everyone has rights and responsibilities
- PS:B1.2 Understand consequences of decisions and choices
the importance of working together for the common good
integrity as a character trait and describe its importance
a personal goal to pursue integrity
If Everybody Did That Worksheet
book What If Everybody Did That by Ellen Javernick
are some things that really bother you? For example, littering, name calling,
you ever wondered what it would be like if everybody did that?
we are going to read a story that talks about just that!
What If Everbody Did That?
- What would it be like if everybody did whatever they wanted?
- What kind of problems might we have?
- What does the word integrity mean and how does it pertain to this book?
- Why do we have rules and laws?
out a worksheet (see link below) to each student and ask them to complete it based
off its prompt. After students complete their worksheet, separate students into
groups based on those with the same paper. Ask students to compare answers and when
they have an even larger compilation of answers to take turns presenting their
ideas to the class.
an experience where someone did
something that frustrated you.
- What it would be like if
everybody did that
- Why do you think that they made
- What should they have done
Ask students to consider something that they do that might bother someone else or might not be the best choice, how they are going to intentionally change their behavior, and why this change is important. They can share this in small groups. Example: when people throw their trash out the window it really bothers me. I suppose they did it because they didn’t want to wait to find a trash can. Instead, they should throw their trash in the garbage, even if they have to be patient. If everybody threw their trash on the ground, our world would be covered in garbage and would be an ugly, unhealthy place to live. I am going to work hard on not blurting out in class. If everybody did this, we would never be able to learn because it would be too loud. I will work on this by reminding myself to raise my hand and to practice self-control until I master it. This change is important because it will help my classmates and I to learn better, and my teacher and I might have a better relationship because I will be more respectful by not interrupting..