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    Welcome to the 6th grade

    Habit, Community, and Culture Course!

    Materials needed for our class:

    -Notebook

    -Folder

    -Pen/pencil everyday

     

    In this course, we will develop various social, behavioral, and emotional skills on how to regulate and recognize one's own emotions, to take perspectives and empathize with others of diverse backgrounds, to establish and maintain healthy relationships, and to make constructive choices about personal behavior and social interactions based on ethical standards, safety concerns, and social norms. 

     Students will gain a clear understanding of what Social Emotional Intelligence is and how we use it each and every day to make decisions, interact with family and friends, manage our emotions, problem solve, and deal with challenges and stress. The students will finish the course with new "tools" to use to tackle life's everyday moments, such as...

    *effective communication skills

    *conflict-resolution skills

    *increased self-confidence

    *higher self-awareness

    *increased self-reflection skills

    *empathy and compassion

    *increased connection with others- both in and out of school

    SEL

    "Studies show that as much as 80% of the average person's succes in both their personal life and career, can be attributed to their level of emotional intelligence. This means that as little as 20% of a person's succcess is a result of their IQ." -Daniel Goleman

     

    Check out these articles that further explain the enormous value of SEL!

    Social and Emotional Development

    A Parent's Resource Guide to Social Emotional Learning

     

    Copy of Parent Letter