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This is a complete social emotional curriculum to support elementary kids learn critical SEL skills for the entire year AND extra resources to meet all your SEL needs. It includes over 180 lessons and activities targeting social awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationships, and decision-making skills specifically for younger learners. It also includes a daily SEL journal and SEL discussion cards to use at a moment's notice!
Note that I've updated the entire curriculum to include digital-friendly student workbooks for Google Drive! This makes it easy to have students respond to every lesson online with their device.
The lessons, journal, and discussion cards are aligned to help give you EVERYTHING you need to teach social emotional skills to your elementary learners!
NOTE: These are the same units included in my Social Emotional Learning Yearlong Curriculum for Elementary, but as a bonus, you will also get the Social Emotional Learning Journal and Social Emotional Learning Discussion Cards at a discount!
Note that these are lessons and activities targeted to elementary learners. If you are looking for lessons for older kids, use this Social Emotional Learning Curriculum Bundle.
- Social Emotional Learning Curriculum for Elementary: A complete set of 5 units targeting self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationships, and decision-making. A total of 35 complete and detailed lessons are included, each with 5 unique activities. This means your purchase includes over 175 activities focusing on social emotional learning for the entire year! Educator guides are included for every lesson, detailing the prep work required and specific verbiage for you to say to your learners. Activities include a wide variety of tasks: workbook pages, articles, task cards, discussion starters, hands-on crafts, center activities, role-play, games, essay-writing, and much more. A bonus file is included to give you access to all the educator guides and a pacing guide to teach these lessons seamlessly!
- Social Emotional Learning Journal for Little Learners: Use this Social Emotional Learning Journal to teach SEL skills throughout the whole year! Skills targeted include self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationships, and decision-making. Every day contains one prompt, so there are five prompts per week for a period of 35 weeks. This allows for 175 daily prompts for the entire year.
- Social Emotional Learning Task Cards: Practice and discuss social and emotional (SEL) skills with these discussion task cards. Sets focus on self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationships, and decision-making skills. Use this activity to have students work in partners, groups, or a full group to discuss these critical social-emotional skills necessary for success.
- Social Emotional Learning Posters: Over 40 unique social emotional learning posters highlighting skills for self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationships, and decision-making skills. Four versions are included: black/white, color, "I" statements, and "We" statements.
What is Social Emotional Learning?
Social emotional learning (SEL) is the process for acquiring necessary social and emotional skills for everyday success. These skills include understanding ourselves and our abilities, using self-control, setting goals, maintaining positive relationships, having empathy for others, making positive decisions, and much more. Essentially, social emotional learning skills are life skills, as these are abilities learners need in the classroom, at home, with friends, in future relationships, and beyond.
Why is teaching SEL important?
Social and emotional learning helps teach kids and young adults the skills they need to be successful. Having a foundation for SEL also supports a safe and positive learning environment where all students feel free to share their voices, accept challenges, take risks, and work towards finding their individual path to success.
Why Pathway 2 Success?
The lessons and activities in this curriculum are designed specifically for learners of all levels and abilities to learn, use, discuss, and generalize the social and emotional skills they need. The idea is simple: We want our students to find their individual pathway to success! They need to be able to understand themselves, recognize their strengths, work through their challenges, enjoy the benefits of positive relationships, and be the best they can be. We also want our students to be strong! Learners need strategies to manage their emotions, advocate for themselves, and make positive decisions throughout their lives. Through learning these skills, kids and young adults can work towards their individual potentials.
Social Emotional Learning Research-Based Best Practices
This curriculum utilizes best practices for SEL instruction, including:
- Sequenced and connected activities to foster skill development.
- Active and varied forms of learning, including class discussions, journal writing, games, partner/group activities, and projects.
- Focused approach to emphasize the development of personal and social skills.
- Explicit instruction to target social emotional skills in an organized and specific way using the five core domains of SEL.
What Skills are Targeted in Social Emotional Learning?
There are five major domains when it comes to social emotional learning: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and decision-making skills. Each of these areas encompass a wide variety of skills that are necessary for success in all areas of an individual’s life.
How Does SEL Support a Positive Climate?
Teaching, discussing, and practicing skills aligned with social emotional learning helps to promote a positive school climate for all. This is because SEL skills encourage strong connections between students and adults, collaboration and cooperation among peers, high standards for behavior and academics, empathy for others, and overall respect for one another.
What Does the Research Say About SEL?
Research shows that social emotional learning skills are critical for the success of kids and young adults. A meta-analysis demonstrated that students who participated in SEL programs significantly improved their social emotional skills, behavior, academics, and attitudes (Durlak, Weissberg, Dymnicki, Taylor, & Schellinger, 2011). To have the biggest impact on success, these skills need to be explicitly targeted, taught, and integrated into the everyday classroom setting.
How Can I Implement These Lessons and Activities?
There are many different options, so it’s important to do what works for you and your learners. Depending on your schedule, you can choose to complete 1 activity per day or 1 full lesson per week. A complete pacing and planning guide is included to help you identify which lessons you should teach on each day, depending on your schedule and availability. Of course, if time is short, you can always choose which specific activities you’d like to complete.
How Much Prep is Required?
Some activities in the SEL curriculum include hands-on crafts and/or tasks cards, which require gathering of materials or cutting the cards out ahead of time. If this is a challenge for you, you can always elect to skip those specific activities. Another option is to have students do the cutting of materials like task cards right during your lesson time. The Social Emotional Learning Journal requires no prep and can be started right away!
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Disclaimer: These resources and materials are for supplementary support/education purposes and not intended as a replacement for counseling, education, or other necessary supports. Educators, parents, counselors, and others who utilize these materials are encouraged to seek out additional support, as needed.