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I was perusing my local Walmart recently, which is a pretty rare occurrence, since I can’t stand Walmart. Seriously. Open another register, already. You have 47 registers and only 2 are open. That is reeeeeediculous. But sometimes we go there cause it is so convenient when you need 26 different things that you would otherwise have to visit several stores for. So we went.
And I was walking down an aisle and spied these sticky notes! And I was all over them like white on rice. I bought a lot. And by a lot, I mean way too many to be normal…they were only a buck! Thought bubbles?! UM, perfect for social skills! How? Let me show you….
Up first, we were working on feelings. We have been reading Turkey Trouble in my room and so I had the stack of thought bubbles and let the kids label the character’s feelings on each page. This was AWESOME.
For some of my lower kids, I had the words already on the sticky notes and they labeled them from the choices. They identified how each character was feeling based on their facial expressions and body language, then we chose the right bubble for them. We were also able to talk about what caused them to feel that way based on what is happening in the story.
Next we worked on taking other perspectives…so we talked about each different perspective and wrote down what the characters might be thinking.
This was a really fun activity and the kids loved using the stickies! I am so glad I found them!
Have you ever used some of these fun shaped sticky notes in your speech world? I’d love to hear how you used them!