Stop, Think, Go! In JK

In JK, we are learning about how to make safe and unsafe choices using our 'STOP, THINK, GO!' Stop lights. During this unit, students learn how they can make safe, responsible choices.

STOP: Stop! It is time to stop and make sure things are safe. 
THINK: Is this safe or unsafe? What is a safe choice? 
GO: Make the BEST safe choice! 

Before we learn about these strategies, we learn about traffic lights! We talk about how traffic lights can help keep cars safe and how we can use this same idea whenever we see something unsafe! 
The students love singing along with this song! 

After we sing the song, I show different pictures to students that show some problems they might have at school or at home. We practice the stop lights together and figure out the best choice for the situation. Some of the pictures include scenarios like: 
  • Too many people on the monkey bars. 
  • Someone falling down and getting hurt. 
  • Someone taking your toy without asking. 
  • You want to play with someone else. 
  • Someone breaking a pencil. 
  • Someone accidentally knocking down a chair.
Afterwards, the students start to make their own stoplights using small squares of paper. This activity works to strengthen fine motor skills and also helps students practice patience! Look at all of this hard work!

Taking their time!
Really focused!
We share the materials together!
Fine-motor skill development!

Wow, great work JK!


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