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 co-operatively, 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 38 Four Wheels to Get Happier cards.
  • Open Road Posters for Working Together and Beginning the School Year
  • My Open Road Colouring Pages

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

The Get Happier Toolbox is a dynamic card set that is designed to help everyone discover and apply the skills for living a happy and successful life. It can be used as a practical, fun and visual method to teach emotional Intelligence, understand feelings, develop empathy, improve self-esteem, learn problem solving skills and to learn how to make and keep better relationships.

Children use the cards to 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.