W - Waiting to Speak Willa - Patience
Waiting to Speak Willa is the Twenty-third of the stories from Powerful You Primary. Willa helps children demonstrate the ability to delay immediate gratification for long-term rewards (ASCA Behavior - Self-Management Skill Standard 4). Al also fosters a positive attitude toward work and learning (ASCA Mindset 6).
Powerful You Primary (K-2) Directions:
Practice Breathing and Stretching with every lesson. https://www.powerfulyou.info/breathe-and-stretch-book.
Read one A-Z Powerful You themed story (26 social skills lessons).
Teach the positive self talk: Say it 3 times out loud. Then teach children to say it in their head. Practice with confidence, “W - I can wait!”
Review and post the Classroom Social Skills Sign that compliments each lesson.
Additional Activities: Use the practice/writing from the Powerful You book.
Role-Play: Allow the children to hold the Powerful You PRIMARY Educator Card and act out different scenarios.
Go to MEET THE KIDS (K-2) on this website for more books and resources for each themed unit.
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