Connecting with Others

Lessons for Teaching Social and Emotional Competence
Grades K-2
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780878223626
Item Number: 4917

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Connecting With Others curriculum for kindergarten through grade 2 will help students learn to be sensitive to differences, resolve conflicts without resorting to violence, and learn tolerance and acceptance of others.

Includes 30 lessons divided into five skill areas: Concept of Self and Others, Socialization, Problem Solving and Conflict Resolution, Communication, Sharing, Empathy and Caring. Instructional strategies include story-telling, relaxation, modeling, coaching, behavioral rehearsal, reinforcement, creative expression, self-instruction and more.


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Getting Started

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Skill Area 1: Concept of Self and Others

  1. I Can Do A Pat on the Back
  2. I’m Me and You’re You
  3. Nobody Likes Me
  4. Not My Fault

Skill Area 2: Socialization

  1. How Do You Do?
  2. Where and When?
  3. We’re in This Together
  4. Are You Joking?
  5. Are We Having Fun Yet?

Skill Area 3: Problem Solving and Conflict Resolution

  1. What’s in A Problem?
  2. Look Before You Leap
  3. I Didn’t Do It
  4. Let’s Agree to Disagree
  5. Making Up Is Not Hard to Do

Skill Area 4: Communication

  1. I’m Listening
  2. Body Language
  3. Don’t Touch
  4. I Hear You Let’s Chat

Skill Area 5: Sharing

  1. Sharing Is Caring
  2. I Have an Idea
  3. Sharing Time and Skills Fair Share
  4. What Should I Do?

Skill Area 6: Empathy and Caring

  1. I Do Care
  2. Trust Is a Must
  3. Loyalty Is Royalty
  4. People Who Need People Lend a Hand


A: Selected Bibliography of Children’s Literature

B: Parent Newsletters

Sample Lesson: Let’s Agree To Disagree

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