How Can You Be Sure to Have a Good Day? What’s on your plate? What is going on with you that may stop you from being at your best today? at home? on the way to school? once you got to school? or What is going on with you that may help you be at your best today? The Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day… Alexander knew it was going to be a terrible day when he woke up with gum in his hair. And it got worse… His best friends deserted him. There was no dessert in his lunch box. And on top of it all, there were lima beans for dinner and kissing on TV!! To read more about Alexander’s bad day, click here. Ms. Dickens’ Terrible, Horrible, NO GOOD, Very Bad Day! Ms. Dickens’ knew it was going to be a terrible day when she woke up and there was no coffee. X And it got worse… Traffic was awful. It was pouring down rain. And when she opened her classroom door, she found a mouse in her box of crackers! I knew it was going to be a Terrible, Horrible, NO GOOD, Very Bad Day! I knew it was going to be a terrible day when I woke up and______________. And it got worse… This happened… Then, that happened… Then… What does Alexander need to have a good day? Alexander’s Good Day Plan What does Alexander need to have a good day? Good Day •No morning crisis •Good seat in car •Praise from Mrs. Dickens •Dessert in lunchbox •No complaints from Dad when he visits the office Now •Waking up with a problem •Not being heard by car pool driver •Not being appreciated by Mrs. Dickens •No dessert in lunch box •Dad complains when Alexander visits his office Action •Prepare for school the night before •Advocate for self in car pool • Concentrate on school work to avoid careless mistakes •Check lunch box before leaving home- if Mom forgot an item- pack it himself •Obey Dad’s rules when visiting his office What do I need to have a good day? My Good Day Plan For your own copy of plan click here Good Day Now Action What do I •Am I getting •If I don’t have need to have what I need what I need, what a good day? now? needs to happen? •Who can help? •If yes, great! •What strategies should I create? •If not move •What short-term to next goals should I set column. for myself? What Strategies Will I Use to Reach My Goals? From your Good Day Plan, choose one goal and list several strategies to reach it. Write a two or three sentence summary about how you will achieve a good day. Put all of your thoughts and strategies together. Who might help me to implement my plan? Mom and Dad My coach My counselor My case manager Other teachers Sometimes we have Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Days… But, with the help of a Good Day Plan and the important people in our lives, we can turn some of those “rainy” days into “sunny” ones!