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Pinterest Find :: Interrupting Chicken Activities

Interrupting Chicken

At our school book fair last year, I bought a great book called Interrupting Chicken. It’s become a favorite of several of my students, so I’m always looking for more activities I can use when we read it! So imagine my excitement as I perused the boards at Pinterest and found a free activity pack!

It contains activity pages as well as some colored chicken cards that can be used to remind students not to blurt out during class. I’m thinking something like, put 3 chickens up on the board at the beginning of the day and if there’s at least one left at the end of the day, you’ll play a class favorite song or let them do a fun activity? Something along those lines!


Happy Saturday!

*Note* Photos in this post are from Happy Teacher Happy Kids. They are not my own!

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New Product :: Social Emotional “I Can Cards”

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Even though social workers and counselors aren’t required by most schools to use common core in their individual and group counseling sessions, there has been a huge push in the educational community for states to adopt Social Emotional Learning standards instead.

According to the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), SEL has been shown to promote students’ academic success, health, and well-being, while also preventing problems such as alcohol and drug use, violence, truancy, and bullying. It also reduces emotional distress and conduct problems.

So far, Illinois is the only state to officially comprehensive, free-standing standards , but many other states such as Washington, Idaho, Nebraska, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, New York, and Vermont are in the process of creating their own or using variations on the Illinois standards, while all others have some goals or benchmarks integrated into state academic standards. For more information, check out the CASEL website!


This download includes 339 4 x 6 cards from the warm setcool set, and printer-friendly set depicting “I can” statements for the following Illinois social-emotional learning standards. However, they are presented in Microsoft Word format so the text can be easily changed to fit other states’ standards or to adjust the wording for your students.

Combo Goals

They are designed to be used to help students know exactly what types of skills and knowledge they are expected to learn, or can be used as a reference for you as you develop social-emotional IEP goals or intervention plans.

There is 1 card listing each goal (3 total per set):

Social Emotional "I Can Statements"

1 card listing each standard (9 total per set):

Social Emotional "I Can Statements"

and several (101 per set) for each performance indicator under each standard (early elementary, late elementary, middle/jr. high, early high school, and late high school). Skills are presented in age-appropriate language depending on the performance indicator level.Social Emotional "I Can Statements" Social Emotional "I Can Statements"


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New Product :: Fall Social-Emotional Activity Pack

Fall Social Emotional Activity Pack

I’m really excited to announce the arrival of my new Fall Social-Emotional Activity Pack! I already have  Holiday and Spring Social-Emotional Packs in my store, so I knew I wanted to add a Fall pack too. This one was specifically designed with kindergarten through second grade students in mind, but may be appropriate for older students too who are working at a lower level.

It contains several social skills, anger management, and social emotional activities that are sure to get your students excited about the cooler weather! It contains the following:

– 24 Fall-Themed Conversation Cards*
– 24 Friendship Scenario Cards*
– Angry Monster Coping Skills Activity
Fall Social Emotional Activity Pack
– “Banish the Boos” Positive Thinking Activity (and answer key)
Fall Social Emotional Activity Pack
– “Debug” Problem-Solving Activity
Fall Social Emotional Activity Pack
– Halloween Behavior Punch Cards (2, 4, 6, 9, or 16 per page)
Fall Social Emotional Activity Pack
– Listening Poster (4 different genders/races used)
Fall Social Emotional Activity Pack
– Pumpkin Emotion Cards for matching, role-playing, or other games
Fall Social Emotional Activity Pack
– Pumpkin Friendship Glyph*
– Thankfulness Turkey Activity
Fall Social Emotional Activity Pack
– Thanksgiving Behavior Punch Cards (2, 4, 6, 9, or 16 per page)
– Trick or Treat Behavior Sort Activity
Fall Social Emotional Activity Pack