O - Okay Odie - Change

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Okay Odie is the fifteenth of the stories from Powerful You Primary. Odie helps children demonstrate ability to manage transitions and ability to adapt to changing situations and responsibilities (ASCA Behavior - Self-Management Skill Standard 10). Odie also fosters a Positive attitude toward work and learning (ASCA Mindset 6).

Powerful You Primary (K-2) Directions:

  1. Practice Breathing and Stretching with every lesson. https://www.powerfulyou.info/breathe-and-stretch-book.

  2. Read one A-Z Powerful You themed story (26 social skills lessons).

  3. Teach the positive self talk: Say it 3 times out loud.  Then teach children to say it in their head.   Practice with confidence, “O - I am okay with change.”

  4. Review and post the Classroom Social Skills Sign that compliments each lesson.

  5. Additional Activities: Use the practice/writing from the Powerful You book. 

  6. Role-Play: Allow the children to hold the Powerful You PRIMARY Educator Card and act out different scenarios.

  7. Review self-talk from previous lessons until children have memorized every Powerful You letter!  Use the Powerful You PRIMARY Educator cards like giant flash cards! A - I am attentive | B - I am brave…

    More resources below:

Gilbert the Great
By Jane Clarke, Charles Fuge
Julie Frizzi