Welcome to the social skills workbook teacher’s guide, and thank you for giving our activities and lessons a try in your classroom or learning environment. Each lesson in the social skills curriculum was carefully designed with the elementary student in mind and includes opportunities for youngsters to learn about specific social skills and practice them through a variety of hands on, engaging, and relevant activities.
In the teacher’s guide you will find helpful strategies and suggestions for moving the class through each lesson as well as specific questions you can ask along the way. Because all students are unique and sometimes have different learning styles, lessons and activities were planned with opportunities for various levels of differentiation. This is evident in a variety of instructional approaches, offering student choice, and using different methods for completing activities making the content, material, and activities
more meaningful and rewarding for each of your students.
Each lesson focuses on one or more related social skills and the format includes important components to maintain a consistent routine from day one through the end of the workbook. The parts of each lesson are explained in detail on page 4 & 5, and include:
teacher’s notes, lesson focus, class activities, show what you know, extra activities, and closure. The skills to be covered in this workbook include greetings and goodbyes, health & hygiene, being prepared, following directions, school wide rules, responsibility, playing with others, friendships, consequences, feelings & emotions, and honesty & trust.
As you move through each lesson, it might be beneficial to review previously learned skills with students, especially if they need extra support or just a refresher.
At the end of the workbook there is an activity list and a star certificate. As students move through the workbook they can add activities they enjoy to this list. Following the final lesson, celebrate the student’s hard work and growth with a star certificate ceremony or graduation.