Grade 4 and 5: The Magic in Life!

Grade 4 and 5: The Magic in Life!

This program is a continuation and consolidation of the Grade 2-3 social and emotional learning program using the storybook, The Amazing Adventures of Doug Dragster and The Get Happier Travel Journal.

It contains fun group games and activities to reinforce individual learning from ‘Doug Dragster’s Magic Book. This program helps to create a positive environment as well as assisting children to develop the skills for resilience, creative problem solving and emotional intelligence.

Along with The Magic in Life! Teacher Guide of 43 sessions, the three hard copy resources used by the children over the two years are:

  1. Doug Dragsters Magic Book (One copy required per student)
  2. The Amazing Adventures of Doug Dragster story & audio book
  3. The Get Happier Toolbox

The Lesson Guides provide comprehensive activities which are spread over the two years.  Included in the package are the following resources to print:

  • Classroom Poster Package: 45 posters to transform your room into a ‘Get Happier Classroom’!
  • Nametags
  • Your Keys to Get Happier
  • Road Map Plan
  • Certificates

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The Magic in Life Teacher Guide to Doug Dragster’s Magic Book

Comprehensive teacher guide with 43 lesson plans providing easy, step by step instructions to implement the program in your home, classroom or group. The Teacher Guide contains:

  • Introduction to the Get Happier School Project
  • 43 Lesson plans
  • Games and Activities
  • Mindfulness Games and Activities

Doug Dragster’s Magic Book

A companion book to The Amazing Adventures of Doug Dragster, Doug Dragster’s Magic Book is specifically designed to build on the learning gained from the stories. Packed with comics, more stories, activities and fun.

The Amazing Adventures of Doug Dragster Story & Audio Book

This book is the foundational resource of the entire Get Happier Project. Each chapter of Doug Dragster’s Magic Book has a link back to part of this story. Links between Doug Dragster’s Magic Book and The Amazing Adventures of Doug Dragster are show by an image of a gear shift with the chapter and page reference inside. This illustrated chapter book follows the adventures of Doug and his friends as they navigate some of life’s most difficult choices and discover the secrets to ‘Get Happier’.

The Get Happier Toolbox

This is a resource that is included in the program. You and your students will use it every day to solve problems, maximize outcomes and understand and manage behaviour. It includes an instruction book and many ideas for use that will be enlightening and fun in your class.

Classroom Poster Package

Digital resources for you to print. The 35 posters in the Classroom Poster Package will transform your room into a ‘Get Happier Classroom’! These vibrant and easily recalled images from the story and sessions can be used to create a display as reminders or as problem solving tools in your classroom.

  • The Open and Dead End Roads Summary Poster
  • 7 Open Roads and 7 Dead End Roads
  • Doug’s Magic Manual
  • Doug’s Magic Toolbox Checklist
  • Get Happier Mindset
  • Car Components
  • 4 Wheels Posters
  • 5 Questions Posters
  • Spanners
  • Nametags
  • Your Keys to Get Happier
  • Road Map Plan
  • Certificates