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New Product :: Attention & Focus Trading Cards

If there’s one thing I know about my students it’s that they LOVE trading cards – sports cards, cards from their favorite television show, any kind of cards. AND they’ve memorized virtually every statistic possible about their given characters or sports star. However, they don’t love learning every detail about focusing or staying on-task quite as much, until I showed them these!

Focus Trading Cards

Focus Trading Cards

These cards are designed to look like their other favorite cards, but highlight various strategies for improving focus, work completion, and organization. They’re great for students who have been diagnosed with ADHD or other attention difficulties. Each card also features an interactive activity or technique to help students be successful.

These cards are great for activities (ideas below), or can be displayed as posters or held together on a ring for students to keep with them as a reminder.

Cards are presented in full-page (8.5″ x 11″) and trading card (2.5″ x 3.5″) size!

Focus Trading Cards

Activity Suggestions:
– “Go Fish” or “Matching,”: Print 2 or 4 sets and play as usual.
– “War”: Print 3-4 sets. Play as usual – the card with the highest star difficulty wins.
– “Spoons”: Print 4 sets. Play as usual.
– Have students draw 3 cards. Role play one of the 3 choices.
– Charades: Students draw a strategy to act out while others guess.

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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

Apologizing
– Write the Apology worksheet

Apologizing
– Apologizing journaling prompts

Apologizing
– Apologizing Rubric (student and teacher version)

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New Product :: Listening & Following Directions Coloring Activities

Have you ever thought about the difference between “listening” and “hearing?” They may sound similar, but they are very different! You may be able to hear sounds with your ears, but that does not mean that you are really listening. To be a listener, you must pay attention and think about what the other person is saying. I don’t know about you, but a lot of my students really struggle with this!

These activities are designed to help kids learn to actually listen, rather than just hearing. They contain single and multi-step coloring directions that students need to follow in order to complete their picture correctly.

After students are finished, have them compare their pages. Did anyone follow all of the directions? Probably not! Sometimes we think we are listening, but we may not be listening as well as we think. You might also talk about how two students may listen to one direction and interpret it differently. For example, “color the three flowers on the ground pink, purple, or orange. You decide which colors go on each flower.” Some students might use all three colors on one flower, while other students might use a single color on each flower.

It’s also helpful to discuss strategies for listening to students after completing the activity (i.e. staying quiet, repeating the direction quietly to themselves until the finish it, doing the step right away before they forget what they are supposed to do, not letting their mind wander to other things, etc.)

This pack contains 10 different coloring activities, as well as “scorecards” for students to see how well they listened and followed the directions! Great for ages 4-7.

Coloring Activity

Coloring Activity
Coloring Activity

 

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