Getting to Know You!

Getting to Know You!
Social Skills Curriculum for Grades 4 and 5
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Getting to Know You!: A Social Skills Curriculum


This social skills curriculum for grades 4 and 5 includes 68 lessons for teaching social skills in seven areas:

  • classroom skills
  • interpersonal relationships/friendships
  • identifying and expressing feelings
  • relieving stress
  • making decisions
  • replacement skills for aggression
  • self-acceptance

This social skills curriculum is built around the recommended best practices of establishing the need, modeling the skill, role playing the skill with feedback, and generalizing the skill through easy-to-teach, uniform format activities. Includes reproducible student handouts.

Table of Contents

Classroom Skills

  1. Being Prepared for Class
    • Homework Form
    • Classroom Skills Award

  2. Listening
  3. Following Oral Directions
  4. Following Written Directions
  5. Ignoring Distractions
  6. Completing Your Assignments
  7. Making Relevant Remarks During Class Discussions
  8. Interrupting
  9. Following Classroom Rules
  10. Cooperating with a Work Partner

Friendship Skills

  1. Initiating a Conversation
    • Friendship Award
  2. Putting Closure to a Conversation
  3. Asking a Question
  4. Appropriate Manners - Saying "Please" and "Thank You"
  5. Introducing Others
  6. Joining In a Group
  7. Apologizing
  8. Responding to Teasing
  9. Avoiding Inappropriate Physical Contact
  10. Listening to Your Peers
  11. Tattling
  12. Sharing, Asking, and Giving
  13. Respecting Others' Property
  14. Dealing with "Cliques"
  15. Note Passing

Expressing Feelings

  1. Expressing Sympathy
    • Expressing My Feelings Award
  2. Making Positive Statements
  3. Knowing What You are Feeling
    • List of Feelings
  4. Showing Your Feelings
  5. Understanding the Feelings of Others

Relieving Stress

  1. Sportsmanship
    • Handling Stress Award
  2. Dealing with Fear
  3. Handling Group Pressure
  4. Stating a Complaint
  5. Responding to a Complaint
  6. Handling Embarrassment
  7. What to do When You are Left Out
  8. Defending a Friend
  9. Responding to Peer Pressure
  10. Responding to Failure
  11. Handling Accusations

Making Decisions

  1. Finding Something to Do
    • Decision Making Award
  2. Is It My Problem?
  3. Goal Setting
  4. What are My Abilities?
  5. Gathering Information
  6. Prioritizing Activities
  7. Making the Best Decision
  8. Concentrating on a Task

Replacement Skills

  1. Expressing Anger in Appropriate Ways
    • Self-Control Award
  2. Avoiding Fights
  3. Asking Permission
  4. Sharing
  5. Helping Others
  6. Negotiating/Compromising
  7. Using Self-Control
  8. Standing Up for Your Rights
  9. Avoiding Trouble with Others
  10. Responding to Accusations
  11. Responding to Intimidation (Bullying)


  1. Making Positive Statements About Self
    • "I'm Great" Award
  2. Expressing Enthusiasm
  3. Recognizing Likes and Differences with Your Peers
  4. People Change and Grow
  5. Making Mistakes - A Learning Experience
  6. Handling "Put Downs"
  7. Doing Your Best is Important
  8. "Put Ups"
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Getting to Know You!

Social Skills Curriculum for Grades 1-3
Getting to Know You!: A Social Skills Curriculum
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