• April

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  • Kindergarten  

    Lesson #1:  

    • I’ve Won, No I’ve Won, by Lauren Child.  In this sweet story big brother Charlie and little sister Lola learn that whatever the game, having fun together is the most important rule of all!
    • The Sandbox by Don Rowe.   Johnny is friends with Tim at school and friends with Kylie at home, so why can’t all three of them play together in the sandbox?
    •  “Kids on Stage” game

     

    Lesson #2: 

    • “Jellybean Jamboree”, a fun program that introduces young children to life skills necessary for social and emotional growth                                       
    • Focus:  Emotional Eugene, the Many Feelings Blue Jellybean
    • If You’re Happy and You Know It
    • If You’re Sad and You Know It
                                     
  • 1st Grade

    Lesson #1:

    • Jack’s Talents, by Maryann Cocca-Leffler, is a charming story about a boy who discovers his “special” talent!
    • “Jellybean Jamboree”, a fun program that introduces young children to lifeskills necessary for social and emotional growth.  In this lesson we meet “Maureen”, the “I Like BEAN Me” jellybean!
    • “My Strengths’” activity  sheet

     

    Lesson #2: 

    • Last One In Is a Rotten Egg, by Diane DeGroat.  Gilbert’s cousin, Wally, is coming for a visit – just in time for the Easter egg hunt!  But they soon learn how competitive Wally has become.  How can Gilbert deal with Wally’s poor sportsmanship??
    • Practice good sportsmanship skills while playing Candyland in small groups
  • 2nd Grade  

    Lesson #1:  

    • Refer to Grade 1:  Lesson #2
    • Friendship Candyland Game

     

    Lesson #2: 

    • Halle and Tiger With Their Bucketfilling Family by Peggy Johncox.  With the help and understanding of the whole family, Halle teaches Tiger about bucketfilling!  In this heartwarming tale, children will relate to the animals as they learn in a gentle fun way how to keep buckets filled no matter what life brings!
    • Activity sheet; “ I like being in a “bucketfilling” family!  Everyone is kind and helpful!”
  • 3rd Grade 

    Lesson #1: 

    • “Can Do Kids” video, a program designed to motivate kids to set and pursue their own personal goals!
    • Students illustrate a picture of themselves reaching a specific goal
    • Interview  a family member or another adult who has accomplished something special

     

    Lesson #2: 

    • “Say No and Really Mean It”, a program to help students learn specific refusal skills to deal with peer pressure
    •  Refusal skills practice worksheet
  • 4th Grade  

    Lesson #1: 

    • Everyone in our society experiences stress.  Discuss positive and negative “stressors”.
    • Discuss positive and negative coping techniques
    • Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viost
    • “Stress” demonstrations

    Lesson #2: 

    • The Tenth Good Thing About Barney by Judith Voist, a touching story about a boy who has just lost his beloved cat, Barney.
    • Discuss “stages of grief” and healthy ways to cope with life changes and loss
  • 5th Grade

    Lesson #1: 

    • Explore findings of the interest inventory and how it relates to the multiple intelligences
    • Multiple Intelligences Jeopardy Game

     

    Lesson #2:

     

    • Assertiveness:  Being able to stand up for yourself calmly and firmly.  Identify the three basic types of behavior:  passive, aggressive and assertive
    • Practice exercise:  Passive, aggressive and assertive role-playing