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Grades K-5 White Year SEL Lessons


School Counseling & Mental Health



What is Social Emotional Learning in Center Grove?
Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, establish and maintain positive relationships, feel and show empathy for others, and make responsible decisions.

Why is Social Emotional Learning important for students?
Once a student's basic needs are met, and the student feels a sense of safety and connection, social-emotional learning can be utilized to build a foundation for emotional and behavioral regulation, thus reducing barriers for academic success. The outcome for teaching SEL and taking a whole child perspective is for students to evolve into positive and contributing members of their community.

Who will receive lessons on Social Emotional Learning?
Students in Grades K-5 will receive instruction on regulation, connection, and collaboration twice a month as part of their specials rotation (i.e. music, art, physical education).

Social Emotional Learning Lessons

Lesson overviews for instruction for students in Grades K-5 are posted on this page. Each lesson overview includes the objective, employability skills and competencies addressed in the lesson, a student statement outlining what students should take away from the lesson, and extension activities for the classroom teachers and parents/guardians. A form is also linked below for parents who wish to provide feedback after reviewing the lessons.

2023-24 School Year
SEL Lessons will rotate between red and white year lessons. White Year lessons will be taught during the 2023-24 school year and they are available below. You can view Red Year lessons here. 

Kindergarten White Year Lessons

Grade 1 White Year Lessons

Grade 2 White Year Lessons

Grade 3 White Year Lessons

Grade 4 White Year Lessons

Grade 5 White Year Lessons