Help children learn the useful social skills of “Asking for Permission” and “Making an Apology.” Activities and games in this book teach the steps to these skills featured in the storybook SORRY, I Forgot to Ask!, part of the BEST ME I Can Be! series for students in grade K through 6.
Author Julia Cook gives teachers creative ideas using paper snowball fights, school litter hunts, role plays, and poster making so students work and think hard while having fun practicing the skills. Students are asked to brainstorm answers to “what if” questions, create “apology triangles,” use objects such as stew ingredients and balloons to visualize the skills, write reports of interviews with parents or relatives, and act out scenes that help them practice asking for permission and saying they’re sorry.
Some of the activities include It’s All About Me – Asking for Permission, in which students are asked to think about a time when they should have asked permission to do something, but chose not to; My First and Last, in which students draw a picture of their first memory of asking for permission; and Apology Gone Wrong, in which students are asked to think of a time when they tried to apologize, but it didn’t work out very well.
Each activity provides a list of materials when needed and teacher instructions. The activity guide also includes a digital content link for access to reproducible handouts, worksheets, and reward coupons. These skills are promoted in Well-Managed Schools as part of the Boys Town Education Model®. 32 pgs.
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