In third grade this week we reviewed strategies to solve conflict. Last year students were introduced to Kelso, so I gave them a blank Kelso's wheel to see how many problem solving strategies they could recall.
After we reviewed the 9 options, I told them that we would be specifically focusing on "Talk it Out," a strategy that we practiced last year with "I Messages" and "Empathic Responses" (see post here), but taking it a step further.
Presenting...the Lee Elementary Peace Path (You can download it here)!
We role played the 4 easy steps to successfully talking it out when we have conflict with another. I modeled each role with different students, then I let them come up with their own fake problems to act out in front of the class.