Activities for Building Character & Social Emotional Learning (Grades 1-2)


Activities for Building Character & Social-Emotional Learning Grades 1-2

One of the key components of the Grades 1–2 materials is teaching kids to get along. Teachers are encouraged to use classroom meetings (circle time) throughout the day to deal with misunderstandings, bullying, inappropriate language, and social conflicts that arise inside and outside the classroom. By doing so, a forum is created where students can share their feelings, as well as review, process, and discuss ways to positively resolve conflicts. The more than 100 lesson plans and activities give multiple opportunities to capitalize on the teachable moments.

Key concepts explored in the program:

Me and my safe and caring school—how to be an Ambassador of Peace

Discovering our feelings—learning how to Stop, Think, Choose

My support system—caring for others and being a friend

Respect yourself and others—using good manners or bad manners

Caring about one another—helping to prevent bullying

Cooperation—how to team up for success

Getting along with others—using conflict resolution skills

The power to choose—growing responsibility

Follow your dreams—using my gifts and talents

This book is also part of the Activities for Building Character and Social-Emotional Learning Set. To learn more about the set see product 1946A.

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