expected and unexpected
Handling rejection
Coping Skills
For fun
Two Thoughts
100

My brother or sister doesn't let me play with their toy so I hit them.  Expected or unexpected?

100

A group of kids are playing soccer and when you went to join them, they said they had too many players already. How do we handle this? 

Go find something else to do. Use self talk: It's okay if I have to go play something else. 

100

What coping skill could you use if your mom made a dinner that you hate! 

Say thank you. Mom's work really hard! Remind yourself that this is a small problem

100

What is Mrs. Gun's favorite food 

Green Olives!

100

What are two thoughts your teacher would have if you kept blurting out.

Your teacher may think: "This is frustrating."

" I wish he would raise his hand."

200

I start yelling at the cafeteria helper because she cooked me broccoli and I hate broccoli.  Expected or unexpected?

Unexpected

200
A classmate did not pass you the ball in a game and you felt rejected! How can you handle this feeling?

Say: It's just a game. Sometimes I don't get the ball and that's part of the rules. 

200

I make a mistake on my math and I can feel myself getting mad. What do I do? 

Tell yourself: Everyone makes mistakes. This is how I learn. 

200

Where is Mrs. Shoen's favorite place to travel?

Mexico! 

200

What are two thoughts your brother or sister would have if you hit them.  

They might think "I don't want to play if you are going to be mean." or "I feel sad when you do that."

300

I refuse to brush my teeth before bedtime.  Expected or unexpected?

Unexpected

300

You realized you didn't get invited to a birthday party and it really hurt your feelings. What can you do? 

That can feel really upsetting. Tell a safe adult how it made you feel. Show resilience! That means that you can say "I won't get invited to every party and that's okay." 

300

I am at recess and teachers will not tell me what they are talking about! 

Remind yourself that it's ok not to know everything! 

300

What animal needs to wear a wig? 

A bald eagle.

300

What are two thoughts your teacher has when you complete all your work for the week.  

I am so proud of you! I knew you could do it!

400

I take turns while playing a game with my brother or sister.  Expected or unexpected?

Expected

400

You ask someone what they were talking about and they say none of your business. It felt really mean and you are upset. What can you do? 

Take a breath, use self talk and say: I don't need to know everything. I don't want to seem annoying to others. 

400

I can't figure out how to spell a word, so I rip up my paper.  How else could I handle this?

Ask for help or just try your best. Take some deep breaths. 

400
What is one thing you are awesome at?
400

What are two thoughts your mom or dad would have if you said ok I can be flexible and try this food even if I don't like it.

They would think: "I am so proud of you for being flexible!" "I am glad you tried the dinner I worked hard on."

500

My mom asks me to clean up my toys and I say "no".  Expected or unexpected?

Unexpected

500

You notice a group of kids are laughing and you want to know what they said but they won't tell you. 

Ignore them and say ok, nevermind. Remember, sometimes kids like to keep things to themselves and that is okay. 

500

My sister got all good grades and I did not. I am feeling jealous. How can I handle this? 

Take a breath! Remind yourself of all the "smarts" you have! Remember, you are awesome!!

500

Why did the math book look so sad? 

Because he had so many problems.

500

What are two thoughts your teacher might have if she sees you playing with lots of students at recess.

She may think: "Wow, look how Jack is being so kind to everyone." "He is being a great friend." 
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