This week, I have been introducing the vocabulary “expected” and “unexpected” to kindergarten and first grade students. These words can be helpful for teaching students the impact their behaviors have on other people. When we do things that are unexpected, it makes others feel uncomfortable, unhappy, and unsafe. When we do things other people expect, they feel comfortable, happy, and safe. When we make others feel good, we feel good too.
If you have a moment, please review the words expected and unexpected with your children. You can even use these words to reinforce expectations at home.
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