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Classroom Routine

Classrooms are a big part of a child’s entire world, and the routines within classrooms can seem like a hidden framework some children can't see. To make a classroom routine visible to a child empowers them to function confidently in their own world. Children will learn the individual steps to a variety of common routines to increase executive functioning skills for repeated daily tasks as they progress through this goal.

Preview an SEL skills lesson: Classroom Routine

1 Show the video to your students

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Being Independent

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Britt:
How’s everyone feeling today?

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Let’s start by doing
five-finger breathing.

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Hold up your hand

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and trace your fingers
while you breathe.

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Breathe in…

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… and out.

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Breathe in…

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… and out.

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Breathe in…

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… and out.

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Breathe in…

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… and out.

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Last time…

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breathe in…

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… and breathe out.

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Great job!

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Oh, I see my friend Sunny!

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Hey, Sunny!

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What a cool kite!

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Uh-oh!
Are you okay?

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You look disappointed.

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Looks like your kite is stuck.

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I bet you can figure out
how to get it down all by yourself.

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When we do things on our own,
we are being independent.

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My friend Devon is learning
how to be independent.

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Let’s watch.

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Tayshia:
I’m thirsty.

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Devon: Me too!
We need juice.

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Tayshia:
I’ll get the cups.

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Devon:
I need help!

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Ugh! I’m done playing kitchen!

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Tayshia:
Okay.

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Britt: Sunny, do you think Devon
did a good job being independent?

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You want everyone’s help, Sunny?

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Okay, everyone,

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give me a thumbs up
if Devon was independent

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or a thumbs down
if he can try again.

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That’s right!

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Devon wasn’t independent.

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He got upset before
trying to solve the problem.

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How do you think
this made Tayshia feel?

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Tayshia:
Why is Devon so upset?

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Britt:
Tayshia felt confused

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because Devon became
so frustrated with his problem.

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We can try to solve
small problems ourselves.

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Let’s watch Devon try again.

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Tayshia:
I’m thirsty.

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Devon: Me too!
We need juice.

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Tayshia:
I’ll get the cups.

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Devon:
I need help!

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I can solve this problem on my own.

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I got the juice!

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Tayshia:
Can I please have some?

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Devon:
Yup.

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Britt: Was Devon
independent that time?

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He was!

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Instead of getting frustrated,

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he solved the problem himself.

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How do you think
Tayshia felt this time?

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Let’s see.

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Tayshia:
Devon was fun to play with!

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Britt: This time,
Tayshia was happy.

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If we have a problem,
we don’t need to get upset.

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We can think of a way to solve it.

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Did you see how Devon
learned to be independent, Sunny?

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We can be independent

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by trying to solve
small problems on our own.

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Great job, Sunny!

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You got your kite back!

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I like how you
showed independence.

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Great job, everybody!

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See you next time!

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