Complete kit includes a DVD, Leader’s Guide with 42 comprehensive lessons plus activities, Back to Willow Pond storybook with discussion questions, Kelso and Lily hand puppets, grades K-3 Kelso Star 5-pack poster set, and grades 4-5 K.C. Star 5-pack poster set packaged in a handy case with handle. Note: poster sets packaged separately.
The Building Character with Kelso curriculum develops positive character traits in elementary-aged students. The program features Kelso the Frog, a fun yet sensible mascot. Kelso keeps students interested while helping them understand and develop positive character traits to succeed socially and academically.
The curriculum contains differentiated instruction for lower and upper elementary students while keeping language consistent throughout all grade levels. Students are introduced to each trait by identifying what it looks, sounds and feels like. As the lessons progress, students develop a more complex understanding of what it means to have good character. Diverse lesson styles cater to visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learners while being engaging and fun!
Table of Contents
Lesson Sample - Grade 1: Respectful
Lesson Sample - Grade 4: Responsible
Leader's Guide: BRAND NEW!
This comprehensive book contains complete lesson plans and more to teach K-5 students all about character education. Lessons are specific to each grade level, can be conducted in 30-minute class sessions, include a gauge of preparation difficulty, and cater to visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learners.
This guide provides the following outline:
* An introduction of the program's goals, benefits, and outcomes
* 42 complete lesson plans: - 6 core lessons for grades K-3 - 6 core lessons for grades 4-5 - 5 additional extension lessons per grade
* 18 reinforcement activities
* Parent and staff letters
* A CD to make it even easier to print handouts
The scope and sequence of the lessons are flexible and can be adapted to your needs. School counselors, teachers, and administrators can present the lessons and extended activities to students. The curriculum is easily adapted to a variety of setting: classroom, small groups, individual counseling, and school-wide programs. A suggested time allotment and grade levels are noted on each lesson.
Photo Card Books: BRAND NEW!
Two separate, full-color, glossy 11”x17” books (one for grades K-3 and one for grades 4-5) will clearly demonstrate what it means to be respectful, caring, fair, responsible and honest. Each character trait is displayed across three different settings (in class, at recess and at home). For each setting, students will see a photograph of what a situation looks like with students their own age NOT demonstrating the character trait, followed by a photograph of what the same situation would look like with students demonstrating the character trait. Discussion questions are included on each photo card for students to understand what the character trait in action looks, sounds and feels like. The book is bound with book rings that allow the large, durable photo cards to easily be rearranged or taken out to be shown side-by-side.
Learning Character with Kelso DVD: BRAND NEW!
This DVD is presented in two separate, developmentally appropriate sections. The video helps children understand the meaning of the complex concept of having good character by presenting short, true-to-life vignettes. Watch as students approach an everyday situation without utilizing a good character, followed by a vignette of the studentsapproaching the same situation, this time, using the good character skill. Students will see how other children apply good character in class, at recess, and at home.
Back to Willow Pond Storybook: BRAND NEW!
Six colorful stories of Kelso and his Willow Pond friends demonstrating each of the five character traits, plus a bonus story of the pond critters using all the character traits together. Includes discussion questions throughout the stories and tips for instructors. Storybook includes CD-Rom containing a black & white digital version of the Storybook, which can be used for photocopying pages for students to color as the story is being read aloud, printouts of stories to hand to parents and teachers, artwork that can be printed out for kelso themed assemblied, etc.
Kelso Star Poster Set (Grades K-3): BRAND NEW!
Five giant 24” x 36” glossy and durable posters with illustrations of Kelso clearly demonstrating each of the five character traits.
K.C. Star Poster Set (Grades 4-5): BRAND NEW!
Five giant 24” x 36” glossy and durable posters with photographs of real pre-teens clearly demonstrating each of the five character traits.
Puppet Pack - Kelso and Lily Puppets
One Lily and one Kelso hand puppet to keep students interested and excited about the lessons!