Summer SEL for Pre-K – Grade 2
Keep your kids’ emotional health in tip-top shape this summer! Every Respectful Ways course comes with a Home Connects printout (in English and Spanish) to help parents and guardians engage directly with their students’ social-emotional learning.
We invite you to save and use some of most popular Home Connects. (We also have versions for students Grades 3-5 and Grades 6-12.)
Click the link, then use the icons at top-right to download or print.
Be Kind, It Feels Good
Students are empowered to be kind to those around them. Through practice, students learn what kindness looks and sounds like so they can repeat the modeled behaviors on their own. In displaying acts of kindness, students learn that positive behaviors can change the world.Home Connects Be Kind; It Feels Good
Relax, Be Happy!
Students learn to feel, heal, and control their emotions using various mental health strategies. They will understand how to cultivate joy within their heart. They learn they have the right to feel the way you do, but will understand that their peers have the right to feel safe when they can’t control their emotions. They discover that music is one way to unleash the primary emotion of joy!HC Relax Be Happy
Believe and You Will Achieve
Students gain understanding that achieving is attainable through believing, persevering, and effort. They learn that persisting and believing in their success will depend on their mindset, and they reap the benefits of self-confidence, honesty, and positive thinking.HC Believe and You Will Achieve
Put Your Heart Into It
Students are empowered to do their best with excitement and passion in their heart. Through awareness, determination, effort, and hard work, they discover how their heart’s desires can blossom, flourish, and be shared with others.HC Put Your Heart Into It
Respectful Language Please
Students learn to communicate using respectful words and actions, and discover how tone of voice, emotion, and volume play an important role in communicating. Mental Health is addressed through learning new techniques on self-control. They understand, “it’s not what you say, but how you say it” that can bring success or failure to a relationship.HC Respectful Language Please
Respectful Play is the Way
Students learn the rules for respectful play and the skills required for teamwork, including cooperation, safety, communication, and problem-solving. They’re taught conflict resolution strategies and really begin to understand why teamwork is so crucial in games, sports, and in life.HC Respectful Play Is The Way
Let’s Get Healthy
Students develop a positive relationship with the five main food groups and learn how to construct a well-balanced diet to maintain a strong and energetic body. They learn eating healthy foods can promote social, emotional, and physical health and lead them to be a Healthy Hero.Home Connects Let's Get Healthy
Think First, Then Act
Students learn that choices have negative and positive consequences, and understand that “thinking before acting” plays a critical role in each choice they make. They see how these choices shape their future, both in and out of school.HC Think First Then Act