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I Can't Believe You Said That!

My Story About Using My Social Filter... or Not!

By Julia Cook, Illustrated by Kelsey De Weerd

(Grades K-6) Banish rude and insensitive comments at home and school by teaching kids in grades K-6 how to use a social filter. RJ is a youngster who always says what he thinks no matter how it sounds or makes others feel. RJ doesn’t realize his words are wrong. He thinks he’s just speaking the truth and offering feedback.

RJ learns how to use a social filter before he speaks and to give positive feedback, or none at all. With help from his parents, he learns he doesn’t have to verbalize every thought that pops into his head. In fact, sometimes the less said the better!

This book is the seventh in Julia Cook’s BEST ME I Can Be! series which teaches children social skills that can make home life happier and school more successful. The skills are part of the Boys Town Education Model that has improved student behavior and classroom climates in hundreds of schools across the country. The book includes tips for parents and educators on how to effectively teach choosing appropriate words to say and analyzing social situations. Softcover, 32 pages.

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The Activity Guide and CD are Also Available!

(Grades K-6) Use the ideas in this guide to help students master the skills that RJ learns in I Can’t Believe You Said That! More than 20 activities allow students to visualize what a social filter is and practice using their filters in a safe setting. Each activity provides teacher instructions, lists of materials when needed, and activity sheets for use in-class or as homework. Sixteen reward coupons (in full color or black and white) can be used to recognize students who demonstrate the skills correctly. The enclosed CD-ROM has pdf files of all of the reproducible pages in the activity guide plus extra worksheets to use.  Softcover, 32 pages.

Stock # Description Retail ea. Qty
B485-Net I Cant Believe You Said That! 10.95
B516-Net I Cant Believe You Said That! Activity Guide and CD 19.95

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