What Is Comfortable and Uncomfortable Touch?

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Two stuffed animals open a lesson that examines two types of touch. Scholars discuss the difference between comfortable and uncomfortable touch. They offer examples then brainstorm ways an individual can keep safe from uncomfortable touches. A cut and paste worksheet evaluates pupils' comprehension. The class sings a song filled with reminders on how to stay safe. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Perform the lesson in small groups to create a more comfortable environment for young pupils to openly communicate
  • Team-teach the lesson with the school's counselor
  • Invite pupils to bring in a stuffed animal for added security during the lesson 
Classroom Considerations
  • First of two lessons that explore the health and safety of kindergarteners
  • The lesson's subject may trigger unpleasant memories and emotions, observe learners and take mandatory steps to ensure safety
  • Check to confirm whether or not you need parent permission before conducting the lesson
  • Although the lesson is designed for use in a counseling setting, it can also be used in a classroom setting
Pros
  • Boosts cutting skills
  • The song is sung to the familiar tune of "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star"
Cons
  • Activity Sheet 2's cut-outs do not fit Activity Sheet 1's space for gluing
  • Activity Sheet 2's pictures do not perfectly match the description
Common Core