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The Decisions curriculum is designed to promote social and emotional learning for all students to ensure they develop the skills they need to make healthy choices throughout their lifetime. Our program covers important social/emotional competencies that are developmentally targeted for each age group such as identifying and managing emotions, conflict resolution, friendship, self-advocacy, organization/time management, digital citizenship, study skills, and social problem solving. These topics are taught to students through skill practice, role plays, project-based learning, and classroom discussions to foster healthy relationships, smart decision-making, and positive attitudes about themselves, others, and school.

Curriculum by Grade

Kindergarten (First and second trimester)

  • Building emotional awareness
  • How to manage emotions
  • Friendship: How to make new friends, How to be a friend
  • Personal space
  • Kindness
  • Speak Up Be Safe

Grade 1 (first and second trimester)

  • Increasing emotional vocabulary
  • Managing emotions: mindfulness, relaxation strategies, self-regulation
  • Citizenship
  • Friendship
  • Working out conflicts
  • Dealing with disappointment
  • Speak up Be Safe

Grade 2 (First and third Trimester)

  • Managing emotions: mindfulness,
  • Friendship skills
  • Tattling vs. Reporting
  • Personal Space
  • Self-Advocacy (mouse, lion, bulldozer)
  • Digital Citizenship
  • Speak up Be Safe

GRADE 3 (Second and third Trimester)

  • Friendship: Understanding Different Personality Types
  • Self-esteem/confident self
  • Social Problem Solving
  • Assertiveness
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Stress Management
  • Digital Citizenship
  • Cultural Competency
  • Speak up Be Safe

Grade 4 (Year-Long Class)

  • Friendship: Understanding Different Types of Friendships
  • Flexible thinking
  • Introduction to organization skills - managing your personal calendar, time management
  • Understanding the difference between conflict and bullying
  • Communication skill building
  • Stress Management
  • Digital Citizenship
  • Cultural Competency
  • Speak up Be Safe

Grade 5 (Year-Long Class)

  • Organizational/Study Skills - managing materials, time management, planning, test taking skills, etc.
  • Healthy vs. Unhealthy Relationships
  • Bullying and Becoming an Upstander
  • Stress Management
  • Digital Citizenship
  • Rumors and Gossip
  • Cultural Competency
  • Speak up Be Safe