This resource is for teaching upper elementary students about friendship boundaries and solving conflict in friendships. It focuses on identifying the personal boundaries (togetherness vs. exclusion, fun vs. mean joking, caring vs. hurtful touching, sharing ideas vs. controlling/bossing, saying negative vs. positive things about a friend), generating examples of behaviors on the okay and not okay side of boundaries, and giving I-statements to friends. It’s a great SEL lesson or guidance lesson.
“This lesson really got my students thinking about their own friendships and what they want out of them. The worksheets were great for processing the lesson and I found my students to find them really helpful. […]!~Jen J.
“Valuableresource for teaching upper elementary students about creating and maintaining healthy friendships. This resource reiterates themes from The Responsive Counselor’s Healthy Friendships Small Group for girls (i.e. friendship fence lines). […]” ~ Alanna P.
“I love all the resources from the Responsive Counselor and this one is no different! 2-5 graders have a difficult time with friendships. I used this as a whole group lesson and then follow up with small groups for the students who are still struggling. Thank you so much for another great resource! “
“This was the perfect lesson to use with my 4th grade students at the end of the year! They were having a little bit of drama and this really helped to talk about healthy relationship characteristics! “
“This was a great resource! I used this in April to review healthy friendships and I plan to use it every September so I can refer to it throughout the year. This resource encouraged A LOT of discussion with the kids!”