Elementary Resources

Elementary Resources

Web-based Resources for Elementary Students

 

Resources for Parents & Caregivers of Young Children

Parenting Resources to help support you during the COVID-19 Pandemic

https://www.nysparenting.org/

Operation Prevention Classroom

Operation Prevention’s classroom resources provide educators with engaging tools that are aligned to national health and science standards and integrate seamlessly into classroom instruction. Through a series of hands-on investigations, these resources introduce students to the science behind opioids and their impact on the brain and body.

https://www.operationprevention.com/classroom

Mindfulness

Mind Yeti is a library of research-based guided mindfulness sessions that help kids and their adults calm their minds, focus their attention and connect to the world around them. Created by nonprofit Committee for Children.  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiaUKiwbiHMQDQLCXoPaMMYotldKlUQCw  or

https://vimeo.com/showcase/6875483/

Resiliency

Young children face new challenges at every age and stage. That’s why it’s so important to help them build the skills they need to become resilient. With self-confidence and the ability to express themselves, little ones will be able to handle whatever may come their way and will just keep getting stronger.

https://www.cfchildren.org/resources/sesame-street-little-children-big-challenges/general-resilience/

Social-Emotional Skill Building

The Imagine Neighborhood is a podcast designed to help children and their grown-ups grow their social-emotional skills.

https://www.imagineneighborhood.org/

Our very own Miss O’Dell has created Social Emotional Learning (SEL) story books that she recorded and are geared to PreK-2nd Grade.

Being Safe Online: Miss O’Dell reads a story about when Fairy Tale Characters go online. “Once Upon a Time…Online” By David Bedford and Rosie Reeve

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuT1sof3MS8&t=5s

Being Bossy: Miss O’Dell reads Franklin is Bossy by Paulette Bourgeois and Brenda Clark.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlPU31nLSps&t=39s

Being Bored: Miss O’Dell reads The Berenstain Bears with Nothing to do, by Stan & Jan Berenstain.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H64ZkTicSps

Ways to Calm Down: Miss O’Dell reads B is for Breathe by Dr. Melissa Munro Boyd. This book works through the alphabet giving children ideas on ways to calm down and relax when they feel fussy and frustrated.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDNzN50jDnY

Emotions

Get ready for all the feels with the latest episode of “StoryBots Super Songs.” Help your child understand their emotions with songs about feeling happy, sad, silly and more! (Netflix Jr on Youtube)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akTRWJZMks0

Asking for Help

Berenstain Bears: At a weekend cub camp, Too Tall and the gang make a mess out of everything from pitching their tent to tie-dying t-shirts – all because Too Tall is too self-conscious to ask anyone for help.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iv3rwTyXQA

Critical Thinking Skills

First Grade https://www.edhelper.com/logic-critical-thinking-worksheets-grade-1-book1.pdf

Second Grade https://www.edhelper.com/logic-critical-thinking-worksheets-grade-2-book1.pdf

Third Grade https://www.edhelper.com/logic-critical-thinking-worksheets-grade-3-book1.pdf

Fourth Grade https://www.edhelper.com/logic-critical-thinking-worksheets-grade-4-book1.pdf

Fifth Grade https://www.edhelper.com/logic-critical-thinking-worksheets-grade-5-book1.pdf

Sixth Grade https://www.edhelper.com/logic-critical-thinking-worksheets-grade-6-book1.pdf

Here is a collection of videos to help young students understand social and emotional feelings. We’ve provided the theme of each video to aid you in building your curriculum.

A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqnChSV2mdM

Themes: Emotion Management, Feelings, Problem Solving

Be Kind by Pat Zietlow Miller

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6NUJ2JZz50

Themes: Being Assertive, Compassion, Empathy, Feelings, Friendship, Problem Solving, Understanding Perspectives

The Bully Blockers Club by Teresa Bateman

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGb5Y0DtfoE

Themes: Being Assertive, Feelings, Problem Solving

Come with Me by Holly McGhee

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oW6Ne1n_hWs&list=PL3-nLzx9IOCXa9Aj-U7mbBZtMPDGLxnF2&index=4

Themes: Compassion, Empathy, Understanding Perspectives

The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZttMDho5HMw&list=PL3-nLzx9IOCXa9Aj-U7mbBZtMPDGLxnF2&index=11

Themes: Being Assertive, Feelings, Problem Solving, Understanding Perspectives

Drum Dream Girl by Margarita Engle

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44tqkytwwxU&list=PL3-nLzx9IOCXa9Aj-U7mbBZtMPDGLxnF2&index=12

Themes: Being Assertive, Problem Solving

Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bsdoZQA8OU

Themes: Compassion, Consequences, Understanding perspectives

Egg by Kevin Henkes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvziIgtXXFM&list=PL3-nLzx9IOCXa9Aj-U7mbBZtMPDGLxnF2&index=14

Themes: Feelings, Friendship

Horton Hears a Who! By Dr. Seuss

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-i1E1UbwVI&list=PL3-nLzx9IOCXa9Aj-U7mbBZtMPDGLxnF2&index=15

Themes: Feelings, Friendship

How Do Dinosaurs Play With Their Friends? By Jane Yolen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_y–X_LoLhk

Themes: Friendship, Problem Solving

How Full is Your Bucket? For Kids by Tom Rath + Mary Reckmeyer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5R6-2m_qHk&list=PL3-nLzx9IOCXa9Aj-U7mbBZtMPDGLxnF2&index=6

Themes: Compassion, Consequences, Feelings

It’s Okay to Make Mistakes by Todd Parr

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3UzJ-qEmYU

Themes: Feelings, Skills for Learning

Jabani Jumps by Gaia Cornwall

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfpIivqO3ic&list=PL3-nLzx9IOCXa9Aj-U7mbBZtMPDGLxnF2&index=16

Themes: Emotion Management, Feelings

The Invisible Boy by Trudy Ludwig

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNHc2XCultQ&list=PL3-nLzx9IOCXa9Aj-U7mbBZtMPDGLxnF2&index=17

Themes: Empathy, Feelings, Friendship, Problem Solving, Understanding Perspectives

Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Pena

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7e1nnW2Au4

Themes: Compassion, Feelings, Understanding Perspectives

Most People by Michael Leannahs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0-izOz_yzM

Themes: Compassion, Feelings

My Brother Charlie by Holly Robinson Peete

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHe1jcT4A_I&list=PL3-nLzx9IOCXa9Aj-U7mbBZtMPDGLxnF2&index=19

Themes: Compassion, Feelings

My Mouth is a Volcano by Julia Cook

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KeIS4z5IoE&list=PL3-nLzx9IOCXa9Aj-U7mbBZtMPDGLxnF2&index=20

Themes: Emotion Management, Empathy, Skills for Learning

Noni Speaks by Heather Hartt-Sussman

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D93JS_EaKGs

Themes: Being Assertive, Compassion, Emotion Management, Problem Solving

Not Your Typical Dragon by Dan Bar-el

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3j1KS7rXyjU&list=PL3-nLzx9IOCXa9Aj-U7mbBZtMPDGLxnF2&index=9

Themes: Feelings, Friendship, Understanding Perspectives

Old Turtle and the Broken Truth by Douglas Wood

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GTYbsI6UYE&list=PL3-nLzx9IOCXa9Aj-U7mbBZtMPDGLxnF2&index=21

Themes: Consequences, Empathy, Problem Solving

Sadly Ever After by Elise Allen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3cTkY320Bo&list=PL3-nLzx9IOCXa9Aj-U7mbBZtMPDGLxnF2&index=22

Themes: Being Assertive, Compassion, Feelings

A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duxbk92rwTA&list=PL3-nLzx9IOCXa9Aj-U7mbBZtMPDGLxnF2&index=23

Themes: Compassion, Empathy, Feelings, Friendship, Understanding Perspectives

Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting down by Andrea Davis Pinkney

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SO5mkbqY0AQ&list=PL3-nLzx9IOCXa9Aj-U7mbBZtMPDGLxnF2&index=24

Themes: Being Assertive, Emotion Management, Problem Solving

Talk and Work It Out by Cheri S. Meiners

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2W616SWtjpI

Themes: Being Assertive, Emotion Management, Feelings, Problem Solving

What Should Danny Do? By Gani and Adir Levy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRQZg86O-OE&list=PL3-nLzx9IOCXa9Aj-U7mbBZtMPDGLxnF2&index=26

Themes: Consequences, Empathy, Skills for Learning

When Sophie thinks She Can’t… by Molly bang

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sOLfl0NGHA&list=PL3-nLzx9IOCXa9Aj-U7mbBZtMPDGLxnF2&index=10

Themes: Problem Solving, Skills for Learning

 

More interactive story books for Social Skills

Goose Goofs Off By Jacquelyn Reinach

Themes: Cleaning up, Distractions, Safety, Laziness

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKuB_2SEN4E

When Sophie Gets Angry – Really, Really Angry By Molly Bang

Themes: Anger, sharing, calming down

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3BCYNnOGxc

I Was So Mad By Mercer Mayer

Themes: Following rules, anger, coping

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xec0MvTNegc

The Color Monster, A Story About Emotions By Anna Llenas

Themes: Emotions, making sense of feelings, emotion recognition

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWujGPb6mgo

Hurty Feelings By Helen Lester

Themes: Overreacting, tantrums, feeling fragile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGuz022d7_8

Fair is Fair by Sonny Varela

Themes: Fairness, bragging,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFDPAlmg6-A

Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon By David Catrow

Themes: self-esteem, courage, happiness, standing up for yourself

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0PJbx6cUFo

The Berenstain Bears

Themes: Helping out, surprises, being a good family member

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0UzNTGpPfA

The Berenstain Bears: The Big Blooper

Themes: Hurting feelings, apologizing, rude talk, name calling

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyOeE0Et9V8

Franklin is Bossy By Paulette Bourgeois and Brenda Clark

Themes: Bossiness, bragging, being a good friend, arguments

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0e_q4ZkPYKo

The Very Cranky Bear By Nick Bland

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66UIju4cB-0

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