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Conflict Management Curriculum for Children
KELSO'S CHOICE:
Conflict Management Curriculum for Children

For Grades K-5

This conflict-management curriculum for elementary students is based on the premise that every child is capable of becoming a peacemaker. Designed around Kelso the Frog, this program offers nine options students can choose from to resolve minor conflicts on their own. Students will be able to determine the difference between minor problems they can handle and serious problems that require an adult’s help.

 

kelso's conflict management kit  - 4th edition

This brand new 4th edition Kelso's Choice program is the main, core kit within the Kelso's Choice line. It contains in-depth lessons to teach students each of Kelso's or K.C.'s Choices, as well as lessons that teach how to distinguish minor problems from serious ones.

Complete kit includes a NEW Kelso in Action DVD, leader's guide with printable material, Paper puppet cut-outs of Willow Pond characters, colored Willow Pond Storybook, Kelso and Lily the frog puppets, Grades K-3 poster set, and Grades 4-5 poster set.

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Our Price: $399.98

 

 

 

the kelso booster curriculum kit

This Booster kit provides additional lesson plans, activities, and games that complement the Kelso's Conflict Management kit. This program is for those instructors that just can't get enough of the Kelso curriculum.

Kit includes a "Putting Kelso into Play" DVD with all new scenarios, two "The Choice is Right" card game decks (for grades K-2 and Grades 4-5) for students to play in or outside the classroom and new leader's guide with complete lesson plans.

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the kelso counselor activity toolbox

This new kit was created to reinforce Kelso's Choices beyond the schoolhouse walls and to bring even more fun and excitement to the program! This kit is intended for small group counseling sessions and/or for parents to use at home. Counselors can include the "Activities Workbook" crafts and activities in newsletters or homework assignments.

Includes "Kelso Beyond the Classroom" DVD with all new scenarios of conflicts that occur outside of school, Activities Workbook with activities and crafts, "Willow Pond" storybook, and the Kelso "Hoppin' Home" Board Game.

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Our Price: $149.98

Item Descriptions

  • KELSO'S CHOICE:
    Conflict Management Curriculum - 4th Edition

    This conflict-management curriculum for elementary students is based on the premise that every child is capable of becoming a peacemaker. Designed around Kelso the Frog, the program offers nine options students can choose from to resolve minor conflicts on their own. 

     

    This brand new 4th edition Kelso's Choice program is the main, core kit within the Kelso's Choice line. It contains in-depth lessons to teach students each of Kelso's or K.C.'s Choices, as well as lessons that teach how to distinguish minor from serious problems.

     

    For a brief overview of the full curriculum, click here.



    Following is a detailed description of the Curriculum
    Copyright 2011

    Complete kit includes a NEW Kelso in Action DVD, leader's guide with printable material, Paper puppet cut-outs, colored Willow Pond Storybook, Kelso puppet, Lily puppet, Grades K -3 poster set, and Grades 4-5 poster set.

    This conflict-management curriculum, intended for Grades K-5, is based on the premise that every child is capable of becoming a peacemaker. 

    The program is comprised of two sections for grades K - 3 and grades 4 - 5. The same core concepts and philosophy are taught in both sections with slight differences to reflect the varying developmental and maturity levels. Grades K - 3 lessons are designed around Kelso the Frog, and offers nine options students can choose from to resolve conflicts. Grades 4 - 5 lessons are based around K.C.'s Choices which present eight verbal and nonverbal choices. Students are taught to use these choices and differentiate between problems they can handle on their own and those requiring adult intervention. They will also be empowered with skills to make, and become accountable for, their own choices.

    Leader's Guide: New 4th Edition!
    The Kelso's Choice Leader's Guide provides lessons and activities, specific for each grade level, to be conducted into a 30-minute classroom period. Each lesson uses auditory, visual, and kinesthetic cues to engage all three learning styles. K.C's Choice Conflict Management Wheel is introduced at the Grades 4-5 level offering a more grade appropriate approach to peacemaking.

    This guide provides the following outline:
    - An introduction of the programs' goals, benefits and outcomes
    - Three Core lessons for K-3
    - Five Lessons to use with the Willow Pond Story Book
    - Three Core lessons tailored for Grades 4-5
    - Four Extension lessons for Grades K-1
    - Four Extension lessons for Grades 2-3
    - Four Extension lessons for Grades 4-5
    - A CD to make it even easier to print out reproducible 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-level range are noted on each lesson.

    Kelso in Action DVD: Brand New!
    See Kelso's Choices in action! Short, true-to-life vignettes. The DVD is split into two sections: for grades K-3 using the Kelso's Choice Wheel and for grades 4-5 using K.C.'s Wheel. Help students see how kids use conflict management solutions to solve everyday problems.

    Willow Pond Storybook: Now in Color!
    A beautifully illustrated storybook that brings Kelso and his friends to life. Features five stories highlighting choices that resolved conflicts. 

    Paper Puppet Cutouts: Brand New!
    Use these colored character cutouts from the Willow Pond Storybook to bring the stories and lessons to life! Colored illustrations printed on thick, gloss paper can be cut out and adhered to a popsicle stick to create paper puppets. 

    Kelso and Lily Hand Puppets: Brand New!
    Kelso and Lily Hand Puppets keep students interested and excited about the lessons! 

    Kelso's Choice Poster Set: New Design!
    Five giant 23" x 34" full-color posters featuring Kelso's nine problem-solving solutions. 

    K.C.'s Poster Set: Brand New!
    Five giant 23" x 34" full-color posters featuring four verbal problem-solving solutions and four nonverbal problem-solving solutions. Uses images of other 4th and 5th grade students with eye-catching graphics to keep pre-teens interested.

  • KELSO'S CHOICE:
    Booster Curriculum Kit

    This Booster kit provides additional lesson plans, activities, and games that complement the "Kelso's Choice" Conflict Management Curriculum. These booster activities and lessons further develop and refine the Kelso's Choice concepts and philosophy, but do not constitute a stand-alone curriculum.

    For an introduction to the full curriculum, click here.


    Following is a detailed description of the Booster Kit.
    Copyright 2011

    This Booster kit provides additional lesson plans, activities, and games that complement the Kelso Conflict Management program. Kit includes Putting Kelso into Play DVD with additional scenarios, "It's Your Choice" card games for students to play in or outside the classroom and new teachers' guide and lesson plans.

    Please Note: The Booster Activities and lessons will further develop and refine the Kelso's Choice concepts and philosophy, and do not constitute a stand-alone curriculum.

    The Booster Curriculum Kit offers additional Kelso's Choice resources and activities to support the conflict management curriculum. The program is comprised of two sections for grades K - 3 and grades 4 - 5. The same core concepts and philosophy are taught in both sections with slight differences to reflect the varying developmental and maturity levels. Grades K - 3 lessons are designed around Kelso the Frog, and offers nine options students can choose from to resolve conflicts. Grades 4 - 5 lessons are based around K.C.'s Choices which present eight verbal and nonverbal choices. Students are taught to use these choices and differentiate between problems they can handle on their own and those requiring adult intervention. They will also be empowered with skills to make, and become accountable for, their own choices.

    Booster Leader's Guide
    Kelso's Booster Curriculum Leader's Guide offers an outline for Parents/Guardians to learn the concepts and components of the Kelso's Choice Curriculum, provides grade appropriate reinforcement activities, and a CD for reproducible masters. The Booster Leader's Guide outlines activities designed to further reinforce the
    message that all children are strong enough and smart enough to solve small problems.

    This guide includes:
    - Parents' Night Letter
    - Parents' Night Poster
    - Printable and Reproducible Kelso's and K.C.'s Wheels
    - Kelso's and K.C. Games
    - Kelso Classroom Activities (Including instruction on how to make a Willow Pond Theater - to be used with paper puppet cutouts)
    - Four Extension lessons for Grades K -1
    - Four Extension lessons for Grades 2 -3
    - Four Extension lessons for Grades 4-5
    - A CD to make it even easier to print out reproducible 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-level range are noted on each lesson.

    Note: If your school uses the Kelso's Choice Wheel for 4th and 5th grade students, activities and crafts can easily be adapted, and instruction is provided on how to do so.

    Putting Kelso into Play DVD: Brand New!
    See Kelso's Choices in action! Short, true-to-life vignettes. The DVD is split into two sections: for grades K-3 using the Kelso's Choice Wheel and for grades 4-5 using K.C.'s Wheel. Help students see how kids use conflict management solutions to solve everyday problems.

    It's Your Choice Card Game: Grades K-3
    A deck of 60 cards to quiz students on how to use conflict management skills to solve common, age-appropriate scenarios and questions on the Kelso's Choice core concepts. Can be used by teacher to student or student to student.  

    It's Your Choice Card Game: Grades 4-5
    A deck of 60 cards to quiz students on how to use conflict management skills to solve common, age-appropriate scenarios and questions on the core concepts taught in the program. Can be used by teacher to student or student to student. 

    Paper Puppet Cutouts: Brand New!
    Use these colored character cutouts from the Willow Pond Storybook to bring the stories and lessons to life! Colored illustrations printed on thick, gloss paper can be cut out and adhered to a popsicle stick to create paper puppets. 

  • KELSO'S CHOICE:
    Counselor Activity Toolbox

    This Counselor Activity Toolbox reinforces the "Kelso's Choice" conflict management curriculum beyond the schoolhouse walls. This kit is intended for small group counseling sessions and/or for parents to use at home. The Counselor Activities and Crafts will further develop and refine the Kelso's Choice concepts and philosophy, and do not constitute a stand-alone curriculum.

    For an introduction to the complete curriculum, click here.

     



    Following is a detailed description of the Counselor Toolbox.
    Copyright 2011

    New and exclusive kit created to reinforce Kelso's Choice beyond the schoolhouse walls. This kit is intended for small group counseling sessions and/or for parents to use at home. Includes DVD with additional scenarios, full-color Willow Pond Storybook, Workbook of activities, crafts, parents' letters and reward charts, and the Kelso "Hoppin' Home" Board Game.

    Please Note: The Counselor Activities and Crafts will further develop and refine the Kelso's Choice concepts and philosophy, and do not constitute a stand-alone curriculum.


    Counselor Activities Workbook
    The Counselor Activities Workbook provides counselors, parents and teachers with activities, crafts and games to support the Kelso's Choice conflict management curriculum. Each activity reinforces the concept that every child is capable of becoming a peacemaker and offers options students can choose from to resolve conflicts.

    The Counselor Workbook reinforces Kelso's Choices beyond the schoolhouse walls. The workbook is divided into two sections for Grades K - 3 and Grades 4 - 5 to reflect the varying developmental levels. Grades K - 3 lessons are designed around Kelso the Frog, and offer nine options students can choose from to resolve conflicts. Grades 4 - 5 lessons are based around K.C.'s Choices which present eight verbal and nonverbal choices. Students are taught to use these choices and differentiate between problems they can handle on their own and those requiring adult intervention. They will also be empowered with skills to make, and become accountable for, their own choices.

    Note: If your school uses the Kelso's Choice Wheel for 4th and 5th grade students, activities and crafts can easily be adapted, and instruction is provided on how to do so.

    Workbook activities include:
    - Willow Pond Storybook activities
    - Paper Finger Puppets
    - Kelso Mask
    - Kelso Mobile
    - Kelso Coin Toss Game
    - Introduction to K.C.'s Wheel
    - Journal of Choices
    - Choices book cover
    - CD with reproducible masters
    ... and much more

    The scope and sequence of the activities and games are flexible and can be adapted to a variety of needs. School counselors, teachers, parents, and administrators can use these extended activities with students at anytime and can be included in newsletters to be executed at home. The curriculum is easily adapted to a variety of settings: classroom, home, small groups, individual counseling, and school-wide programs.

    Beyond the Classroom DVD
    See Kelso's Choices in action...outside the schoolhouse walls! Short, true-to-life vignettes of realistic, age-appropriate problems that can occur outside of school. The DVD is split into two sections: for grades K-3 using the Kelso's Choice Wheel and for grades 4-5 using K.C.'s Wheel. Help students see how kids use conflict management solutions to solve everyday problems.

    Willow Pond Storybook
    A beautifully illustrated storybook that brings Kelso and his friends to life. Features five stories highlighting choices that resolved conflicts. 

    Hoppin' Home Board Game
    Help Kelso and Lily travel through Willow Pond and back to their beloved lily pad. They'll come across conflicts with other animals along the way. Answer questions about your own conflicts and how to deal with them to help guide the frogs through their obstacles, across the pond and back into safety, peace and comfort. Comes with a deck of 60 Pond Problem cards to quiz students on how to use conflict management skills to solve common, age-appropriate scenarios and questions on the core concepts taught in the program. Game comes with a game board, playing cards, 6 Kelso and Lily playing pieces, a die and timer.

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