Grade Prep and 1

Grade Prep and 1

This introductory early learning program contains activities, games, wall charts and digital story books. The hard copy resource is The Get Happier Toolbox.

Children learn the guidelines and language for working together cooperatively, and how to recognise and begin to self regulate feelings constructively.

The program introduces the Dragster family, who will guide the students through social and emotional learning during the primary school years.

The resources are:

  • The Get Happier Toolbox

and the following downloadable resources.

  • Ready, Set, Go! – A Comprehensive Teacher Guide
  • Ready, Set, Go! Story Books – Powerpoint Slides
  • The Get Happier Toolbox 20 Four Wheels to Get Happier cards.
  • Open Road Posters for Working Together and Beginning the School Year
  • My Open Road Colouring Pages

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Resources

Ready, Set, Go! – A Comprehensive Teacher Guide

An easy, step by step guide to implementing the program in your classroom or group. The Teacher Guide contains:

  • Introduction to the Get Happier School Project
  • Lesson plans for the Open Roads Posters for Working Together and Beginning Your School Year
  • Lesson plans to accompany the Ready, Set, Go! digital stories.
  • Games, Activities and Problem Solving With the Dragsters
  • Mindfulness Games

Ready, Set, Go! Story Books – Powerpoint Slides

Digital Story Books designed to be used with a class group. The story books introduce children to the Dragster family and their friends. The themes of ‘family’ and ‘getting along together’ provide an introduction to school and its expectations for learning. It creates a natural transition from home to school as children talk about family, friends and relationships.

The Get Happier Toolbox 20 4 Wheels to Get Happier Cards

A powerpoint of the 20 feelings cards from the The Get Happier Toolbox showing the dragsters in different situations and with different feelings. Use these digital cards to teach students how to understand and manage their feelings, play games, tell stories and problem solve.  

Open Road Posters for Working Together and Beginning the School Year

These fabulous posters are the basis for effectively working together, and are introduced at the beginning of each school year. This resource is available to print.

My Open Road Colouring Pages

At the conclusion of each Open Road lesson, the children are given a colouring page of the poster to decorate for themselves with colour, sparkle or mixed media. These are also designed to develop literacy skills. This resource is available to print.