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.
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.