I am going to use this lesson plan with my first grade students to help them start to use “I” statements. I got the original bug and a wish idea from my practicum supervisor, but I made all of the scenarios and cards myself.
We are going to have a volunteer pick a scenario card and talk about how they could respond using the bug and a wish. For example, one of the scenarios is “one of your friends is calling you a mean name at recess.” The student may then respond by saying “It bugs me when you call me mean names, I wish you would stop.” I made enough scenarios for each student to have a turn and I made cards for each of the students to coach them through the response. I am giving each student a bug and a wish card to take home to share with the adults in their lives. Email me if you would like the word documents.
Karen also posted that there is a book you can use to help students learn this concept:
1. A student who sits next to you keeps looking at your paper and it is bothering you.
2. One of your friends is calling you a mean name at recess.
3. Someone is making fun of the shirt that you are wearing.
4. A friend who sits behind you in school is kicking your chair.
5. At recess a girl keeps taking the ball you are playing with.
6. A girl in your class keeps taking your pencil
7. Your brother is being mean when you are trying to watch a t.v. show.
8. When you are walking home a boy keeps throwing snowballs at you.
9. You hear a girl saying mean things about your sister.
10. At lunch a boy takes your cookie from your tray.
11. In art, a girl says your picture looks ugly.
12. A boy is making fun of your friend on the bus.
13. At home, your sister keeps knocking over the tower you are building.
14. In gym class a boy keeps pushes you when you are playing a game.
15. A girl is spreading rumors about you.
16. A boy is tattling on you during class.
17. A girl is calling you names at lunch.
18.Your friend is telling your secret to other people.
19. At home, your sister is bothering you when you are doing homework.