Waiting Is Not Easy

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After reading the book "Waiting is Not Easy!" where a character learns that some things are worth waiting for, students reflect on the times when they needed to wait. Students were asked what they did when they were waiting, what thoughts they had, and what they did when they were younger and had to wait.


Teacher Observation

Many students agreed that waiting is not easy, and they were able to provide many examples of when they had to wait. Some of them said that when they were waiting, they would keep asking their parents if it was time yet. Other students shared effective waiting strategies, such as doing something else to pass the time. A few mentioned that they used thinking strategies that they had learned such as thinking nice thoughts, keeping positive, and telling themselves that it will be their turn soon. The students also reflected on how they have more strategies for keeping calm and patient when waiting now that they are older.

Student Work Sample

Waiting is not easy (PDF)


I can make choices that help me meet my wants and needs and increase my feelings of well-being. I take responsibility for my actions.

I can take action toward meeting my own wants and needs and finding joy and satisfaction, and work towards a goal or solving a problem. I can use strategies that increase my feeling of well-being and help me manage my feelings and emotions. I can connect my actions with both positive and negative consequences and try to make adjustments; I accept feedback. I make decisions about my activities and take some responsibility for my physical and emotional well-being