In 2015-2016, the students were introduced to Superflex through social skills lessons. The lessons were designed to provide a fun, motivating way to teach children social and behavioral flexibility and to ultimately develop better self-monitoring for their social behavior. Last year 2017-2018, we continued to implement Superflex during buddy class activities. This year, we will continue to refer to Superflex and his team of unthinkables to help students focus their behavior and actions.
Superflex, named for his flexible thinking, is a superhero with excellent problem solving skills. He can think of many different solutions to one problem. Superflex is constantly battling the “Team of Unthinkables” such as: Blurt Out Blue who may cause us to make comments when it is not our turn, Mean Jean who may get us to act mean or bossy towards others, or Space Invader who makes a person’s body move into other people’s space, just to name a few. The students will be able to identify the Unthinkables that affect them personally and learn Superflex strategies to defeat them.
Some phrases your child should be familiar with thus far that you can use at home are:
-Expected Behavior: Things kids do or say that other kids think is friendly, helpful and respectful to others
-Unexpected Behavior: Things kids do or say that other kids think is unfriendly, hurtful, or disrespectful to others
These behaviors are what the Team of Unthinkables try to get us to do.
Together, we can help your child grow and develop into a problem solving third grader! Thank you for all you do to support your child.