Starting the week of 9/26-9/30, social skill building will begin in the general education classroom. Kindergartners will be introduced to a program entitled Peacemaking Skills for Little Kids, and will learn the I Care Rules. 1st graders will also be reviewing Peacemaking Skills for Little Kids, and will practice the skills of making friends, managing anger, communicating effectively and resolving conflicts. 2nd graders will be introduced to Kelso the Frog and will work on conflict resolution skills. 3rd graders will be introduced to a program entitled Proud to Be Me, which focuses on understanding and improving one's self-esteem. 4th graders will be introduced to an Anti-Bullying program. Finally, the 5th and 6th graders will be introduced to the Why Try program, which builds motivation to school and the future and teaches problem solving.
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What is Banana Splits?
Banana Splits is a nation wide group developed to assist students who are living in separated/divorced families. At Belleville Henderson, this group is offered to students in grades K-6, and gives them an opportunity to learn methods of communicating and dealing with their feelings. Weekly projects and activities that focus on separation/divorce are implemented. Through Banana Splits children begin to understand that they are not alone, and there may be someone in their own class who is in the same situation.
Banana Splits is a full-year group offered during elementary lunchtimes. Groups are split into individual grade levels and meet one time per week. Parents may refer their children to this group at any point in the school year by contacting Erica Pettit.