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New Product :: Apologizing Activities

Apologizing Cover

We’ve all had someone apologize to us before and we could tell they didn’t really mean it. It doesn’t feel good and makes it seem like they don’t really care that we were hurt. So, when our students learn to apologize, it’s important that they really mean it!

These activities are designed to help students learn the difference between “real” genuine apologies and “fake” insincere apologies, as well as provide them practice making genuine apologies.

It contains the following:

– Genuine or Insincere Apology sort
– Is that a Real Apology? Cards
– Make an Apology Cards

– Write the Apology worksheet

– Apologizing journaling prompts

– Apologizing Rubric (student and teacher version)

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New Product :: Behavior Trivia Game

Has anyone else felt like the last few weeks have been a constant “full moon?” I have no idea WHAT’S been going on, but between the constant fire-fighting I’ve been doing plus the lovely PARCC testing window, I feel like I haven’t had time to plan an actual, decent lesson in weeks for my poor kiddos!

Being the planner that I am, I absolutely hate walking back to my office with a group trying to brainstorm an activity for them as we’re walking! Generally, it results in me playing Social Skills Land or another game I’ve made up. And while those lessons always go super well and my kids love them, I feel bad not coming up with something new. “Teacher Guilt,” I’m going to start calling it!

Well, because I have a feeling I’m not magically going to gain an extra hour of plan time, I figured I would let you all in on some of the other “go-to” activities I have for my students. If you haven’t been over to the TpT store in awhile, you may not have noticed that my Social Emotional Trivia Games are now available individually or as a money-saving bundle.

Each has 24 editable questions in a “Jeopardy-type” style to help kids learn about a variety of social and emotional skill topics. Well, I just added a new game for behavior! If you already own the bundle, all you have to do is re-download it and you’ll have all the games. If you don’t own the bundle, you can head over and pick up the new behavior one by itself (or get the whole bundle!)

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.

Behavior Trivia

Behavior Trivia

Behavior Trivia

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


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A Year of Giving :: March – Disaster Relief and Community Development

A Year of Giving
If you’ve been following along, you might know that I’ve decided to donate a portion of the proceeds from my store to a different charity each month. My original goal is to do this for a year, but I hope to continue it even past that!!

This month, I will be donating 10% of my store proceeds to an international not-for-profit organization that works to save lives and transform communities worldwide. They take part in efforts to alleviate hunger and improve food safety, create economic opportunities and strengthen communities, promote health and fight disease, respond to disasters and rebuild communities.

Instead of imposing “one-size-fits-all” solutions, they support unique, local long-term initiatives that address the effects of poverty, disaster and disease.  They work with communities to recognize their existing skills, gifts and resources and empower and work alongside local leaders and residents who are best equipped to identify and address the most pressing needs.

Working in close to 40 countries, their programs impact the lives of approximately 3 million people around the world each year.

If you’re in the financial position to help, I encourage you to do so, either through donating on your own to a charity of your choice or purchasing any item in my store. I’ll automatically donate 10% at the end of the month!