While all students were asked about my name, job, role as a school counselor, what defines bullying, and what to do if they are being bullied, each grade level was also asked questions specific to their grade-level classroom lessons.
During the kindergarten lessons, we discussed whole body listening, how to ask for help, and feeling words. Here is the kindergarten data:
*87% knew how to do whole body listening
*93% knew what to do if they needed help
*100% of students could name at least one feeling word
*93% of students could name at least two feeling words
*73% of students could name at least three feeling words
During the first grade lessons, we discussed saying thank you and showing kindness. Here is the first grade data:
*80% of students could think of a time they would say, “Thank you,” to someone
*100% of students could think of a way to show kindness at school
*90% of students could think of a way to show kindness at home
These skills are not specific to school. Encourage your students to practice whole body listening at home, and model for them using feeling words to express yourself. Also, be sure to point out when you see them or someone else being kind.