Grade 1 Social Competency and Health and Wellness

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

Our first grade students will:

  • use the elements of positive social skills: cooperation, assertion, responsibility, self-control, and empathy
  • identify and respect similarities and differences in people in terms of needs, emotions, and cultures
  • respect and care for his/her body
  • respect all community members through the use of respectful language, actions, and attitudes

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

  • Difference: gender roles, families, skin color, ancestry
  • Human life cycle: stages of growth
  • Families
  • Friendship