Meet Nugget the Energetic Wrecking Ball
My name is Nugget and I am excited about life and friends. I have more energy than my mom knows what to do about. I love to run around, play, and ride my bike. I am a good athlete and I don’t really do well with directions. I have ADHD, but I don’t let that label me. I get my energy out in sports.
I sometimes don’t notice when I hurt my friends. I don’t read emotions really well. I love to roast my friends and often it goes to far. I also don’t think twice about what I say, and I can hurt people’s feelings. I need to learn more about emotions and find ways to help me be a better friend. I want to understand different emotions and start to control my own actions. I get angry so fast and react by punching or pushing. My mom is a single mom, so my babysitter helps us out a lot. I am super protective over her. I often imagine that I am her super hero. I have an older brother. He doesn’t really pay attention to me. It makes me sad, and he often teases me when he is with his friends.
Here are some of my favorite things: McDonald, cheese, Chicago Bears, polka dots, broccoli, ice cream, and sleepovers.
Nugget is a great monster to start dialogue with students about friendship, emotions, and special needs.
- What are the different emotions they might feel in a day?
- What do you do when you feel mad, sad, angry, or irritated?
- What do you think about when you are mad or sad?
- Why is it important to learn about emotions, behaviors, and thoughts? Tie in our Behavioral Triangle to better process students stories by identifying what they are feeling, thinking, and doing.
This all falls into SEL (Social Emotional Learning) skills.