Grade 3 Social Competency and Health and Wellness

The social competency and health and wellness curriculum provides an opportunity for students to learn about structures and importance of community, personal relationships, and healthy individual choices.

Our third grade students will:

  • understand the elements of positive social skills: cooperation, assertion, responsibility, self-control, and empathy
  • recognize that there are similarities and differences in people in terms of needs, emotions, and cultures
  • respect and care for their body
  • demonstrate respect to all community members through the use of respectful language, actions, and attitudes
  • actively participate in discussions 

Topics of study:

Social Competency

  • Getting to know one another
  • Classroom rules
  • Building community
  • Discovering our commonalities
  • Being a good listener
  • Nonverbal signals
  • Body language
  • Calming down
  • What to do when you feel angry
  • Speaking up
  • Interviewing
  • Giving and receiving compliments
  • Including one another
  • Personal space
  • Cooperating with one another
  • When to tell a responsible adult
  • When to deal with situations yourself
  • Teasing
  • Making mistakes
  • Leadership skills
  • Role playing
  • Friendship
  • Showing respect for one another
  • Understanding feeling words

Health & Wellness

  • Who are you?: claiming ourselves
  • Appreciating family differences
  • Friendship: characteristics of a good friend; upstander vs. bystander