Patience - 1

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Teachers

Definition: Patience means waiting calmly without complaining.

Discussion Points

  • Why should I wait calmly without complaining?
  • When do I need to be patient?

Discuss with students what it means to be patient. Review the discussion point question

Possible activities to review the discussion point:

  • The group should form a circle. Ask a question and allow students to toss a bean bag to those who would like to answer the question.
  • Play tic-tac-toe by dividing the group into teams. Write discussion questions on a post-it note and place them on the tic-tac-toe grid. Allow a representative from the team to select a post-it note and as a team develop an answer to the question. If they get it right they may put their teams marker (x or o) on the grid.

Activity 1: Patience Game

Explain to students that you are going to play the patience game. When you flip the sand timer over the students will sit still and quiet until time is up. If they are able to do so successfully they will all get a treat. To make it a little more difficult you could put the treat in front of the group.

After students have completed the game discuss with them if it was easy or hard to wait. What made it easy? What made it hard?

Develop a list of times when students are expected to use patience. Record the list.

Materials Needed:
  • Sand Timer
  • Chart paper or chalkboard
  • Treat for all students

Activity 2: Personal Story

Allow students time to complete student activity sheet A. Seek volunteers to share when finished.

Materials Needed:
  • Student activity sheet A - 1 per student
  • Pencil per student

Activity 3: When I Need to Be Patient

Explain to students that there are many things we can do to help us when we need to be patient. Either as a large group, small group, or with partners all students to practice the ideas on student activity sheet B.

Materials Needed:
  • Student activity sheet B - 1 per student

Lesson Extension: Listening Comprehension

Explain that a script is a form of dialogue writing between characters in a movie, play, or broadcast. Utilizing the immersive reader students should listen carefully as the teacher plays the example scripts below. Replay the script if needed. Allow students time to answer the questions on student activity sheet C.

After students have finished, discuss the listening comprehension questions together.

Materials Needed:
  • Student Activity Sheet C - 1 per student
  • Pencil for each student

Example script of demonstrating patience appropriately:
Tori: I had a really fun night last night. First we went to McDonald’s. Then we went to see a movie.
Donny: That sounds fun!

If time allows students may partner together and role play the script.

Script Writing and Animation

Review and discuss example scripts from lesson extension.

In small groups, have the students create scripts demonstrating patience appropriately and inappropriately. Use the script sheet to create students scripts.

Have students record their scripts using SiLAS software for social skills. Remember to name and save their work. Premiere the movies with the group members at the end of each session.

Materials Needed:
  • Script sheet for each group
  • Pencil for each student

Example script of demonstrating patience appropriately:
Tori: I had a really fun night last night. First we went to McDonald’s. Then we went to see a movie.
Donny: That sounds fun!

Example script of demonstrating patience inappropriately:
Tori: I had a really fun night last night. First we went to McDonald’s. Then we went to see a movie.
Donny: (Interrupting Tori in the middle of talking) What did you do? Where did you go? Who did you go with?

Lesson Review

Allow students time to complete the student lesson review. Discuss answers when finished.

Materials Needed:
  • Student Lesson Review Sheet - 1 per student
  • Pencil for each student

Read Aloud Recommendations: Completing a read aloud with students is a great way for them to see and learn social skills as well as incorporating reading skills. Below are some books that could be used to reinforce the concept. Read and discuss as appropriate for level and as time allows throughout the lesson.

  • Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney
  • Leo the Late Bloomer by Robert Kraus
  • Harriet, You’ll Drive me Wild! by Mem Fox
  • Sammy’s Gadget Galaxy by Michael P. Waite
  • Betty Bunny Loves Chocolate Cake by Michael B. Kaplan
  • Jonathan James says, “I Can Hardly Wait!” by Crystal Bowman
  • Out of Patience by Brian Meehl
  • Owl Moon by Jane Yolen
  • Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes
  • Umbrella by Taro Yashima
  • Play with Me by Marie Hall Ets
  • Wait Till the Moon is Full by Margaret Wise Brown
  • Geraldine’s Big Snow by Holly Keller
  • "Slowly, Slowly, Slowly,” said the Sloth by Eric Carle

Students

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Student Activity Sheet A

Directions: Draw a picture of a time you have to show patience even when it’s hard.

I have to show patience when

Student Activity Sheet C

Directions: Draw a comic to match the script you listened to.

Student Lesson Review Sheet

Directions: Check or circle a thumbs up if the character shows patience. Check or circle a thumbs down if the character does not show patience.

1. Silas is wants to be first in line. He pushes everyone to be at the front.

2. At recess Anya really wants to swing but they are all being used. She sits on the bench and waits her turn.

3. Tori waits quietly for her turn to share about her weekend.

4. Donny shouts out in class to tell the answer.