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Product Revision :: Social Emotional Trivia Games

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, I feel like I haven’t had time to plan an actual, decent lesson since winter break 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. 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 to help kids learn about a variety of social and emotional skill topics:

Anger Trivia Game

Peer Pressure Trivia Game

Behavior Trivia

Bullying Trivia Game

Feelings Trivia Game

Friendship Trivia Game

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.

So hop on over to my store and pick them 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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New Product :: Summer 1 Backgrounds & Alphabets

Summer 1 Backgrounds

If you’ve been looking for a way to spice up some of your TeachersPayTeachers or homemade classroom activities, check out my new Summer Digital Background Pack!  It includes 30 different 12″ x 12″ backgrounds in PNG format, so they can be scaled to fit any sized project. And because you’re all awesome, loyal blog readers, you can get 2 of them for free!

Diagonal Stripes

Yellow Circles


Another thing I’ve been playing around with is designing clipart letters. I wanted some letters to match all the backgrounds for new products, but also that could be used for bulletin boards. So, here they are!

Summer 1 Alphabets

It contains 10 different patterned alphabets, for a total of 260 letters. Each letter is a 6″ x 6″ png. Here’s one of the alphabets for free! Just click the “A” below to download the entire alphabet as a .zip file! After you’re taken to Google Drive, just click “file” –> “download” and you’re good to go! For the rest of the alphabets, click the image above!



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New Product :: Following Directions Game & No-Print Version

I’m really really excited about this new product! One of the things I love about TpT is having an excuse to pull out my lovely Scotch laminator and have an excuse to spend a few minutes laminating, cutting, and assembling the new things I just bought!

That being said, there are many times when I’m in a bind and just need something quick to pull and put together 2 seconds before a counseling group comes in my room (Monday mornings, anyone??).

So, I combined 2 products in 1 for this next one.

Lots of students have difficulty following directions, but not all directions are the same. Some struggle with motor-skill-based directions, while others struggle with cognitive directions, such as those involving basic concepts or basic math/reading tasks. That’s where this game can help! It can help students with ADHD, Autism, Cognitive Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, or other difficulties improve their memory and concentration.

Not only does this download include printable cards (PowerPoint) and scorecards (PDF), but it also contains everything as a no-print version in PowerPoint format for use on laptops or Smart Boards! No printing, cutting or laminating required! I read each card only 1 time and award a point if the student does the tasks correctly. There are also a few “gain a point” and “lose a point” cards thrown in too.

Following Directions Game and No-Print

Following Directions Game and No-Print

Following Directions Game and No-Print

Cards are color and symbol coded, so you can easily find the deck you need. The following cards are included:

(10) 1-Step Directions – Movement-Based
(10) 1-Step Directions – Basic Concepts Skills
(10) 1-Step Directions – Academic (Basic Math & Reading Tasks)

(10) 2-Step Directions – Movement-Based
(10) 2-Step Directions – Basic Concepts Skills
(10) 2-Step Directions – Academic (Basic Math & Reading Tasks)
(15) 2-Step Directions – Combination of all areas

(10) 3-Step Directions – Movement-Based
(10) 3-Step Directions – Basic Concepts Skills
(10) 3-Step Directions – Academic (Basic Math & Reading Tasks)
(15) 3-Step Directions – Combination of all areas

120 cards in all! And since they’re in PowerPoint, you can edit the directions for your students’ needs!