A Social Emotional Yearlong Curriculum
Giving our students a strong foundation in social skills, coping skills, and character development is a gift that lasts far into the future! It also creates a classroom atmosphere of calm and peace that makes it much easier to teach and learn. That’s what the Kindness Classroom is all about!
♦ The easy to follow, organized VISUAL lesson plans layout will walk you through each lesson topic making it very easy to implement.
♦ This collection of 200+ engaging, community-building activities give students the exposure and practice ESSENTIAL social skills needed to create a successful classroom environment.
♦ These are in-depth, detailed lessons with TEACHER SCRIPTS included to guide your teaching if needed, and save teacher time. All materials are printable and have black and white options to save ink.
♦ The goal of this program is to assist teachers in teaching children to learn to manage themselves and their emotions, create positive and empathetic peer relationships, and become responsible citizens.
→ Make responsible and ethical decisions by analyzing and reflecting on problems or situation the encounter daily.
→ Build healthy relationships with peers by learning to communicate clearly and resolve conflicts. This also involves understanding social cues and cooperating with other.
→ Self-regulate their impulses, emotions and reactions to daily events and interactions.
→ Be self-aware in in identifying their own emotions, talents, and mindset. This includes learning about Growth Mindset concepts.
→ Be socially aware and empathetic towards others and appreciate diversity and differing opinions.
The activities are research based and classroom-tested to explore the SEL concepts for primary aged children.
It includes HUNDREDS of activities that are ready to print with many options to choose from.
Take a look at some examples below, or click on any image to see a more extensive preview.
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WHAT’S INSIDE EACH UNIT?
♥ UNIT 1 – Exploring Emotions
Storybook : Little Penguin’s Big Emotions
This unit explores naming and recognizing emotions in ourselves and others, expressing emotions in appropriate ways, personal emotions vs. others
♥ UNIT 2 – Growth Mindset
Storybook : Little Penguin Learns To Fly
This unit explores learning from mistakes, perseverance, fixed vs. growth mindset, effort and our elastic brains
♥ UNIT 3 – Self Management and Regulation
Storybook: Little Penguin Calms Down
This unit explores self-control, listening skills, calming strategies, anger management, visualization, mindfulness, anxiety and impulse control
♥ UNIT 4 – Kindness and Relationships
Storybook: Little Penguin’s Kindness Contest
This unit explores kindness, friendship, empathy, helping others, compassion, language to express kindness, and random acts of kindness in our classroom, school and community
♥ UNIT 5 – Conflict Resolution Strategies
Storybook: Little Penguin’s Big Fight
This unit explores conflict resolution strategies to use in the classroom, role playing, using I-FEEL Messages, and sportsmanship
♥ UNIT 6 – Respect and Inclusion
Storybook: Little Penguin Meets a Bully (recognizing bullying and strategies)
This unit explores respect for self and others, respect for diversity, anti-bullying and assertiveness.
♥ UNIT 7 – Personal Responsibility
Storybook: Little Penguin Makes Good Choices
This unit explores being responsible, decision making, honesty, citizenship, integrity, classroom expectations, rights and responsibilities