Social Emotional Learning Program (SEL) Kindness Classroom Yearlong Curriculum

Social Emotional Learning Program (SEL) Kindness Classroom Yearlong Curriculum
Social Emotional Learning Program (SEL) Kindness Classroom Yearlong Curriculum
Social Emotional Learning Program (SEL) Kindness Classroom Yearlong Curriculum
Social Emotional Learning Program (SEL) Kindness Classroom Yearlong Curriculum
Social Emotional Learning Program (SEL) Kindness Classroom Yearlong Curriculum
Social Emotional Learning Program (SEL) Kindness Classroom Yearlong Curriculum
Social Emotional Learning Program (SEL) Kindness Classroom Yearlong Curriculum
Social Emotional Learning Program (SEL) Kindness Classroom Yearlong Curriculum
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Kindness Classroom: 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 Kindness Classroom is a comprehensive Social/Emotional Learning curriculum for the ENTIRE YEAR (40 lessons - 200+ activities).

♦ 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.


This includes teaching children to:

→ 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.

PLEASE NOTE: There is a FREE set of Emotions Cards in the preview that is yours to download instantly just for taking a look!


WHAT'S INCLUDED?

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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UNIT 8 - Attitude and Gratitude
Storybook: Little Penguin Looks On the Bright Side
This unit explores having a good attitude, optimism, happiness, appreciation, gratitude, and resilience
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♥ ♥ Teachers, please click the PREVIEW button above to see a detailed description of activities and a curriculum map of the whole program.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


Question: What are the goals of the program?
Answer:
The goal of this program is to assist teachers in providing comprehensive social/emotional instruction that will lead to positive social behaviours and interactions, with fewer conflicts and emotional problems.

Question: What are some of the unique features of this curriculum?
Answer:
This program has many unique features!

★ Each lesson contains a VISUAL lesson plan, with images of the materials used.
★ Each lesson has a TEACHER SCRIPT to assist you in introducing concepts to students.
★ Each unit contains an original STORY from a series based on a little penguin’s journey through social development. These books can be printed and added to your permanent class library or shown to the class digitally by projecting the pages.
★ Writing and art activities can be kept in a Kindness Scrapbook to refer to through the year.

Question: Do I have to purchase story books in order to complete this program?
Answer:
No. There are eight 14-page stories included in the program that you can share with your class digitally, or you can print them out as a regular book to add to your classroom library. There are also several partner plays based on the same characters throughout the series. I have included lists of and links to other storybooks as well, if you are looking to purchase other supporting literature.

Question: Does each unit have a story included?
Answer:
Yes, each new unit begins with a story in the Little Penguin series that introduces the concept. Often children find ideas easier to grasp when it’s through the lens of a character they know. These books can be added to your classroom library, or simply read aloud as an ebook.

Question: How do the teacher scripts work?
Answer:
Each group lesson has a teacher script included, with helpful questions and possible answers embedded. This helps teachers get started with a discussion through example, saving planning time.

Question: What kind of activities are in each unit?
Answer:
Each unit has 5 lessons, each of which has 5 or more activities to complete. There are a diverse set of activities: whole group and hands-on partner work. For example: partner plays and role playing, journals, sorting, reading response cards, art projects, anchor charts, scenario cards, write and wipe card centers, comics, flip books, game boards, and more.

Question: How long will each lesson take?
Answer:
These lessons are packed with activities, so the answer varies. Each of the five lessons within a unit has between 5 and 7 different activities, discussions, class projects, small group work, or partner activities. Depending on the age and ability of your students, each single lesson could take two or three periods to complete. This is a very flexible program where you can pick and choose what is most appropriate for your students, and which can be adapted to full hour-long lessons, or short periods through the week.

Question: How much teacher prep is involved?
Answer:
These activities are meant to be easy to integrate into your classroom. There is no prep needed for the scripted lessons, and most other materials are printable to distribute, or laminate for multiple use. Even the anchor charts have pre-made examples and images to a print and glue onto chart paper. If you choose to print the 8 storybooks, they can be bound or stapled, however you can also just project them on the computer to read to your class with no other prep needed. There are no other books to purchase.

Question: How is finished work organized?
Answer:
All of the art and writing projects can be stored in a year long Kindness Scrapbook, and these are fantastic to share during teacher conferences to discuss student progress in SEL areas. (Scrapbook covers provided in Unit 1). Alternatively, you may send work home or use a different kind of portfolio.



★ The Kindness Classroom Social Emotional yearlong program is currently available at a special introductory price. Choosing this option means you have the opportunity to receive ALL 8 UNITS for a much reduced price when you choose the growing bundle.

★ Click the PREVIEW to see lots of details of what your instant download will include!
**The preview contains a FREE set of Emotion Cards from Unit 1 to print and use with your class! Enjoy!**


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