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About Riley Woods

Riley taught K-5 Visual Art in North Carolina for four years before becoming a Customer Success Manager for Personalized Learning Games. She graduated with dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in Policy Studies and Photography Illustration from Syracuse University. Riley is a 2011 Teach For America alumna.

Thanksgiving Cheer


Feeling a little fowl? Use this flyer with tear-off punny compliments to spread some Thanksgiving cheer.. Thanksgiving break is almost here, and you can make it! While we're sure your students are thankful for you and you’re thankful for them (most of the time), we can all get a [...]

Thanksgiving Cheer2018-12-11T13:32:51+00:00

Facts and Assumptions Activity


This facts and assumptions activity will help students with the Check It Out skill: knowing the difference between facts and assumptions, and finding out what’s really true. In the current climate of “fake news” and misinformation spread so easily online, this is a critical skill for any age. [...]

Facts and Assumptions Activity2018-11-06T10:13:25+00:00

Peer Pressure Activity


In this activity, students will come up with things they could say to stand up to peer pressure in different situations. We mostly think about peer pressure as a high school thing - friends trying to get you to drink at a party, or a random stranger on [...]

Peer Pressure Activity2018-10-30T10:17:16+00:00

Monster Feelings! Halloween Social Skills Activity


Happy Halloween! Time for some spooky social skills! This Monster Feelings activity includes printable dice with emotion words on one and Halloween creatures on the other. Students will roll the dice to see which emotion their creature is feeling, then draw a picture, write a story, or act [...]

Monster Feelings! Halloween Social Skills Activity2018-10-17T11:52:30+00:00

Identifying Feelings in K-1


The first step to emotion regulation is identifying your own feelings. This activity will help K-1 students identify how they, or another person, might feel in a given situation. You might notice that Karma the Chameleon looks a little different on this worksheet. That’s because this is baby Karma [...]

Identifying Feelings in K-12018-10-11T10:04:40+00:00

Something’s Bugging Me – Student Reporting Slips


These “Something’s Bugging Me” slips allow students to write down their concerns discreetly, and provide documentation for referrals to the school counselor or social worker if necessary. Tattling can be a big issue in elementary classrooms. Often times, students are just trying to get each other in trouble [...]

Something’s Bugging Me – Student Reporting Slips2018-10-02T10:23:36+00:00

Include Everyone: An Activity to Teach Compromise


Do you explicitly teach compromise in your classroom? This worksheet has students compromise on activities to make sure everyone in the group is included and can enjoy the activity. A few years ago I was trying to meet up for dinner with two of my teacher friends while we were [...]

Include Everyone: An Activity to Teach Compromise2018-10-02T10:16:59+00:00

Building Relationships with Middle School Students


This printable is a superhero twist on a getting-to-know-you survey that will help in building relationships with middle school students. While our Buddy Binder sheets could also be used with older students, they're really more for facilitating students' making new friends. The questions on this survey will be particularly [...]

Building Relationships with Middle School Students2018-09-18T14:06:32+00:00

Coping Skills for Kids


In coping skills worksheets, students will sort coping strategies into “smart” and “not smart” columns. When I need to calm down I go to the boxing gym, maybe have some wine, shirk my responsibilities and watch TV all afternoon, call my best friend, etc. As an adult, I’ve [...]

Coping Skills for Kids2018-09-05T12:20:41+00:00

Making New Friends


This printable is an updated version of our Buddy Binder inserts, or a “getting to know you” survey. Your students are excited about making new friends as the school year is starting (or any time of year, really), but some of them will need help. Traditional ice breakers [...]

Making New Friends2018-08-29T12:42:23+00:00