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First, teacher blows some bubbles and, as expected, the kids all pop them. Then, she challenges them to NOT pop the bubbles even if one lands on the tip of their nose. Introduce the concept of self control and launch a discussion about stopping to think before you act. You can refer back to the lesson again and again. "Think about that time when we didn't pop the bubbles..."
[Tip] When managing a large class, it is difficult to attend to all students at once. If there is a behavioral issue, have the student sit in the "counseling corner" and answer the questions on this poster. You can continue the discussion about the event after the reflection.
Some children need extra work on certain behavior problems that cause them to lose some of their self-control. This helps kids take a time out from trying situations, use inside voices, think about choices before responding to parents, siblings and teachers, and how to think about feelings and emotions.