Learning Intention: The student will draw a picture showing a neutral situation or task performed in a disturbing on non-disturbing manner. Something as simple as walking across the room can be done in very different ways. Clumping loudly will still get the person to the other side- so will tiptoeing silently. In a classroom situation, students should be able to perform simple tasks in a non-disturbing manner. Thinking questions: 1. When people are supposed to be working or concentrating on something, what could be disturbing to them? 2. Do you think people have some control over how they move, how loud they are, how quickly they do something? 3. If you wanted to talk to someone across the room without disturbing others, how could you do it? 4. If you are supposed to leave the room and don't want to disturb others, how might you accomplish that? 5. How could you help yourself remember to do things without disturbing others? Directions: There are four typical classroom situations. Draw or find a picture of students carrying out the tasks in either a disturbing manner or non-disturbing manner, depending on which is not already shown.
Activity adapted from Mannix, Darlene (1993). Social Skills Activities for Special Children. Jossey-Bass, San Francisco.