Best Solution
Size of the Problem
What Could You Do?
Emotions Category
100

Eva was hoping her friend Sam would introduce her to the new girls at lunch because Sam already met them. Eva can’t find Sam anywhere so she introduces herself instead of waiting. Did Eva choose the best solution?

Yes!

100

Jack went over to his friend’s house and spilled grape juice all over their white carpet. How big is the problem?

Medium: This involves more people, causes bigger reactions, and isn’t so easy to solve.

100

Your family is going out for dinner. No one can decide on a restaurant. You have been waiting 10 minutes, and you are hungry. What can you do?

-Make a suggestion and be flexible with the solution

-Eat a snack while your family chooses a restaurant

100

You are in a bad mood today. Your friend wants to talk to you. What do you do and say?

Do: You can talk to your friend.

Say: "I'm sorry, but I don't feel like talking today."

200

Mindy saw that her friend was solving the math problems in the wrong way. She didn’t want to tell her friend she was wrong so she didn’t say anything. Did Mindy choose the best solution? If not, what should she have done instead?

Mindy did not chose the best solution.

-Offered to help her friend solve the problem

-Explained how to correctly answer the math problems in a polite way

-Ask her friend to work on the problems together

200

Rami made plans to hang out with his friends on Saturday but his mom just told him that they have to visit his great grandmother instead. How big is the problem?

Small: This is a problem that you can solve alone that might make you sad but doesn’t cause too big of a reaction.

200

Your mom was carrying cupcakes to the car for a party at work and she dropped the box. She is very anxious and angry at herself. What should you do?

-Offer to help her

-Say it will be okay

-Offer to help bake new cupcakes

-Suggest that you both go to the store and buy new cupcakes for the party

200

-Step away from the situation

-Tell a teacher

-Talk to the friend about why you are angry

-Tell your friend: "I don't want you to talk about me behind my back, gossiping isn't what friends do."

300

Hector was mad at his friend so he blocked him from all social media accounts. Did Hector choose the best solution? If not, what could he do instead?

Hector did not choose the best solution.

-Told his friend how he felt

-Ignored his friend until he was longer upset

-Talk to someone about his emotions

300

Lara heard that her day to present in front of the class has been changed but she already prepared. How big is the problem?

Small: This is a problem that you can solve alone that might make you sad but doesn’t cause too big of a reaction.

300

Your teacher was late arriving to school and looks very upset and distracted. What should you do?

-Sit quietly and patiently at your desk

-Wait for her to start the lesson

-Ask her if she is okay

300

You had been so excited to eat ice cream when someone accidentally bumps into you and knocks your ice cream off the cone and apologizes. What do you do?

-Say "That's ok" to the person who bumped into you

-Walk away

-Take a breath

-Get more ice cream

400

Clay got a bad grade on his last science test so he made sure to stay after to get extra help. He saw the test’s answer sheet on his teacher’s desk and looked at it. What could happen if he uses that solution?

-He could get caught

-He could get in trouble

-His teacher could give him an F on the test

400

Suzi saw heavy smoke coming out of her neighbor’s house and no one is home. How big is the problem?

Big: This is a problem that takes a while to solve, requires help of adults, and can cause damage or hurt feelings.

400

When you walk into school one morning, you remember that you didn't finish the math homework which is due after lunch. What should you do?

-Try to finish your homework during lunch

-Tell your teacher that you forgot

-Remember to do your homework next time

400

A kid on the bus just called you stupid, and you tell him to shut up. Then, he pushes you on the way into school. What should you do?

-Stop talking to him

-Tell him how you feel

-Tell him to stop bothering you

500

Mariah made friendship bracelets and gave them to Steve and Reagan. Heather's feelings were hurt, so she decided to invite Steve and Reagan over to her house and leave out Mariah on purpose. Did Heather pick the best solution for this problem? If not, what should she have done instead?

Heather did not pick the best solution for this problem.

-Told Mariah how she felt

-Asked Mariah if they could make friendship bracelets together

-Invite Steve, Reagan, and Mariah over to her house

500

Nina got a message online from a stranger saying he’s watching her. How big is the problem?

Big: This is a problem that takes a while to solve, requires help of adults, and can cause damage or hurt feelings.

500

Your friend's mom called and said she can't take you and your friend to the mall anymore. You really wanted to go. What should you do?

-Go another day when your friend's mom is available

500

You are feeling sick and really tired, and it’s hard to concentrate at school. What do you do?

-Tell a teacher

-Take a break

-Call your ride to go home

-Go visit the nurse

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