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Impulsivity Lesson Packet

I've been using this impulsivity packet for a few weeks now and I'm really loving it. I'm focusing on my kindergarteners right now, and will be expanding to my firsties soon! It's a nice, non-intensive review of how to stop, think, then act. (I used this in conjunction with the book "Don't Eat the Teacher" to highlight Sammy's impulsivity with biting things. The kids all identified with Sammy and were able to make great connections!)

I started by hanging up my sign about what we do when we make a good choice. I reviewed all the options, and then pointed out the good choice that each child was making. I tried to stay in the positive, and not discuss "poor choices" too soon.

The kids of course started yelling all the good choices they made that day, and adorably, which one of their friends  was making a good choice.

We moved on to reading our personalized books about impulsivity, and some more chatting about good choices! This social story-esque book helped clarify some things for my kiddos. A lot of them thought that if they thought it was a good choice, it was a good one! We broke it down and discussed how our choices need to make everyone feel OK about the action.

We finished up by making a "choice book" where depending on the level, we illustrated or wrote our answers. We exemplified good vs. bad choices, discussed how our choices make others feel, and listed how we can fix a "bad" choice.

The kids are starting to use the language from the book, so I'm calling it a success! :)

You can download this packet HERE on TpT - go on, be impulsive about it ;)

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