Lesson Plan

Work It Out

In this social skills lesson, students will get to practice identifying what to do in times of conflict. Conflict resolution is an important social skill for kindergarten students to master as they begin form new relationships with their classmates.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to describe strategies for conflict resolution.


(5 minutes)
  • Gather the class together for a read aloud.
  • Ask the students, “What happens when we don’t agree with our friends? What happens when things don’t go our way?”
  • Encourage students to think about different times when they might need help to work something out. Instruct students to turn and talk to a partner to describe a time when they have had a problem that needed to be fixed. (For example, wanting to be first in line, sitting with a certain friend at lunch, choosing which game to play, taking turns with a toy.)
  • Say, “Today we are going to come up with some strategies, or tools to use when we need to work something out with friends and classmates.”