Getting to Know You!

Social Skills Curriculum for Grades 4 and 5
Pages: 180
ISBN: 9780932796882
Item Number: 8169

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In the school where this curriculum was field-tested, discipline problems decreased by 75% over a three-year period!

These materials were designed to be used in elementary and middle school classrooms to prevent behavior problems before they occur. The 68 lessons are designed to teach the skills needed for success in seven areas:

  • Classroom Skills
  • Interpersonal Relationships/Friendships
  • Identifying and Expressing Feelings
  • Relieving Stress
  • Making Decisions
  • Replacement Skills for Aggression
  • Self-Acceptance

The curriculum is built around the recommended best practices of establishing the need, modeling the skills, role-playing the skill with feedback, and generalizing the skill through easy-to-teach uniform format activities. Reproducible masters are provided to enhance many of the lessons. This book is spiral bound.

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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