Want to help your kindergarteners and first graders learn how to be assertive and give I-statements? This conflict resolution lesson is a developmentally appropriate set of I-statement or I-message activities to help them assertively express themselves when they’re having a problem with someone. It teaches students what to say and gives them opportunities to practice using relevant scenarios with peers.
It’s research-based social-emotional learning created specifically with primary students in mind!
Use these activities in one longer I-messages lesson, one or two shorter lessons, or spread out in shorter bursts for a weeklong skills focus using the included pacing guide. Designed for teachers delivering SEL in their classrooms or school counselors teaching guidance lessons.
It is ASCA-aligned and CASEL-aligned! While created to use for whole group lessons, it is also wonderful for tier 2/small group counseling or social skills intervention.
- Short story to engage your learners
- Movement-based whole group activity to check for understanding
- Hands-on small group practice activity
- Closing circle questions
- Extension activity
- Poster/coloring pages
- Recommended book companions
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