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
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.