October 1st - October 4th
October 2nd: All Grades
Follow up with these questions:
Were you surprised at how the children acted?
What do you think you would have done?
Do you think it takes a lot of self-control to not eat the cupcake right away?
What's an area of your life where you have to show a lot of self-control?
October 3rd: All Grades
Play "What Would You Do?" Self Control Edition
Ask the following questions: (All questions start with the following stem...What would you do...?) When students answer, they are going to come up with answers that show them using the utmost self-control.
(K-1: You can omit questions if you need to.
If someone had taken your favorite toy/thing from you without asking?
Someone just called you a mean name, and is now laughing at you?
You just got in trouble with mom or dad, and your brother or sister is smiling at you/silently laughing.
You walk into a classroom with lots of empty coyote cards laying on the desk and no one else is in there.
Teachers: You can facilitate more discussion if needed based on students responses.
October 4th: All Grades
Remind students that sometimes when they are showing self-control, they are having to listen and/or watch others instead of talk.
Have students make a line based on their birthdays, going from January to December. Students will have to watch each other and communicate via hand signals, pointing, etc instead of talking to make their line.