Expected/Unexpected
What should you do
Friends
Big Deal or Little Deal
Feelings
100

You need to use the restroom, but your teacher says, "We're almost done. Can you wait until the next break." You decide not to listen and go to the restroom anyways.

What is unexpected

100

You keep forgetting when you work.  What can you do?

Write it down.  Put your schedule on a calendar.

100

Your friend accidentally spilled their milk, what can you do to help them?

Help them clean it up. Go get the napkins.

100

My milk is rotten. Is this a big deal or little deal? What should I do?

What is little deal. Throw it out. 

If you are at home: 

At school:  

100

I cannot find my cell phone!  How do I feel?

What is sad or worried, frustrated, annoyed.

200

If you are angry, you can ask your teacher for a break.

What is expected

200

The line to get in the store is long.   What can you do?

Wait in line or come back later.  

200

You want to go to Dairy Queen at lunch.  You asked a friend from class if they want to go with you, but they said no.  What could you do?

Ask someone else or go by yourself.  

200

You forgot your hat in the lunchroom. Big Deal or Little Deal? 

What is little deal? 

200

Jake's class is going out in the community and he forgot his lunch money at home!  How does he feel? What could he do?

He could be upset, frustrated or disappointed.  

He could get a lunch from school.  

300

Talking to a friend during a guest speaker.

What is unexpected.

300

During breaktime in class, you see someone being bullied.

Tell the bully to stop and if that doesn't work, ask the teacher for help.

300

You want to hang out with someone, but they say, "NO!"

Ask someone else.  

300

Someone is being mean to me and I do not know what to do...

What is big deal. Bonus Fist Bump: What should you say or do?

300

I missed the bus and I'll be late for work!! How do I feel?

What is worried.  Nervous.  Sweaty.  

400

Refusing to do work because you don't want to do it.

Unexpected


Bonus points for whole group for what you can do to fix the situation.

400

You don't understand what the teacher is talking about.

Ask the teacher. You could say: 

"I don't understand what you are talking about."


I'm confused."

400

Someone is calling you a nickname you don't like.  What can you do?

Tell them the name you prefer.  

"My name is David."

400
My pencil broke!
Little deal
400

Another social event got cancelled because of COVID.  How do I feel?

Disappointed, sad, frustrated

maybe relieved?


Bonus Points for whole group: What is one coping strategy that you can use.

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