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Kindergarten: You and Me Program on Building Social Skills

 

Dear Family:

 

In Kindergarten I will be presenting a program entitled You and Me: Building Social Skills in Young Children. The program guides young children in learning valuable social skills, such as taking turns, helping others, and joining in. The topics and storybook titles are as follows:

 

 

  • Joining In- Roberto Joins In
  • Being Fair- It's the Only Fair Thing to Do
  • Helping Others- Helping Junior
  • Valuing Differences- P-u-r-r-r-fectly Different
  • Caring for Our Things- Have You Seen Mikey?

 

At the start of each new unit you will receive a family letter. The family letter is designed to help families understand and become actively involved in their children's social development. Because parents or other home caregivers are children's first and most important teachers, they play a vital role in enhancing social skill development.

 

Each family letter provides the following:

 

  • An explanation of the prosocial theme of each unit and its importance
  • Activities for parents and children to do together that are related to each unit and its importance
  • Tips (words to say, things to do, and ways to act) to help children develop prosocial values and behaviors.

 

The family letter creates a partnership between home and school, helping teachers and families work together. Please review each family letter when it is sent home. This will provide consistency between home and school. We will be starting these classroom lessons within the first 2 months of the beginning of the school year.

 

Here are some of the characters you might here your child taking about:

 

Kevin Cow:               Very good at sharing

Andrea Tiger:           Purfectly different

Franklin Pig:             Is nice to everyone

Eli Elephant:             Takes turns

Duncan Deer:           Uses manners

Barbara Sheep:         Being fair

Gina Giraffe:             Helps others

Marta Mouse:            Solves problems

Anna Rabbit:             Being fair

Junior Lion:               Helping Junior

Roberto Hippo:         Joins in during the first story

 

Thank you for partnering with me!

 

Sarah Conway

School Counselor