Subject: SEL (Social-Emotional Learning)

Lesson Length: 20 - 30 mins

Topic: Routines

Grade Level: 4, 5

Objective: Narration

Standards:

SELF-MANAGEMENT: The abilities to manage one’s emotions, thoughts, and behaviors effectively in different situations and to achieve goals and aspirations.

Brief Description: Students will organize premade comics in the order that aligns with how they live their own morning routines.

Know Before You Start: Students should understand the meaning of routines and why they are important.

Comic 1

Rewind Your Routine - Exemplar comic, panel 1 Rewind Your Routine - Exemplar comic, panel 2 Rewind Your Routine - Exemplar comic, panel 3 Rewind Your Routine - Exemplar comic, panel 4 Rewind Your Routine - Exemplar comic, panel 5 Rewind Your Routine - Exemplar comic, panel 6

Comic 2

Rewind Your Routine - Exemplar comic #2, panel 1 Rewind Your Routine - Exemplar comic #2, panel 2 Rewind Your Routine - Exemplar comic #2, panel 3 Rewind Your Routine - Exemplar comic #2, panel 4 Rewind Your Routine - Exemplar comic #2, panel 5 Rewind Your Routine - Exemplar comic #2, panel 6

Hook: Discuss the importance of routines. How many of you have morning routines? How do those routines make us successful?

Activity: Say: Today we are going to use the comic examples of morning routines to explore our own routine order.

 

  • Each student will need something to write on/write with for activity.
  • Display the sample routine comic. Each routine is numbered. 
  • Have students order the routines in the comic according to when THEY do them at home. For example, if they brush their teeth first they should write down 5 first.  If they watch TV next, then they should write down 8 second. 
  • The goal is to align the comics to the order of their real-life routines. If they don’t do one of the routines, they can skip that number. 
  • When they’re finished, each student should have a string of numbers showing their own routines in order. 

As an extension, you may wish to have students create a personalized routine comic of their own.

Closure: Ask the students to share their personal routine orders. Have them compare their routines to others. Students can write/discuss the following reflection questions: 

  • Is any routine better? Why or why not? 
  • How do routines help us with being successful in school? 
  • What if you changed a routine you already have… would that make you feel a certain way? Would it be better?
  • What are some different routines we’d like to add to our day to help us be more successful?

Differentiation:

  • Print the comic and have students sort the pictures based on their routine
  • Provide sentence frames for discussion questions
  • Allow students to create their own comic that shows their morning routine

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