Picture Day : A Social Story

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Picture Day Social Story is meant to help students ease the anxiety that comes with a change in routine as well as the pressure of taking the perfect picture on picture day. There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information on the expectations of picture day. This repetition encourages internalization of what will happen and appropriate behavior on picture day. Finally, the picture day sequencing strip, is something your students can carry as a visual reminder.

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Picture Day Social Story Includes:

• 13 page social story on what is likely to happen on picture day
• 4 picture sequence strip to take as a visual reminder to picture day

Teaching students appropriate behavior and response/reactions to various situations is a challenge we face as special education teachers. This is why I feel it is so critical to teach these skills in a safe, non-stressful situation, NOT while the behavior is occurring. If you target and protect instructional time to teach these social skills, you are more likely to see them transfer to naturally occurring settings. I know there never seems to be enough time to teach what you need to in a school day, but you will not be sorry if you put time aside every day to work on building better social skills in a thoughtful and structured manner. My hope is that these social stories and related activities will make that task a little easier for you.

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★★★I have many other social stories available (too many to list here). Just click on the social studies tab to the left in my store.

Please check out my blog page on social stories:

My Thoughts on Social Stories for more ideas on how to use this resource and one of my biggest “aha” moments as a teacher.

I also have some FREE video resources you may find helpful when using social stories:

Social Stories: A Powerful Behavior Management Tool

Writing Your Own Social Stories