V- Voicing Viv - Standing Up for Yourself

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Voicing Viv is the first of the stories from Powerful You Primary. Viv helps children demonstrate advocacy skills and ability to assert self, when necessary (ASCA Behavior - Social Skills Standard 8). Viv also fosters self-confidence in ability to succeed (ASCA Mindset 2).

Powerful You Primary (K-2) Directions:

  1. Practice Breathing and Stretching before 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, “V- I use a strong voice!”

  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…

  8. More resources below.

Peanuts: Be Yourself!
Running Press Kids
King of the Playground
By Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Julie Frizzi