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Below are descriptions of programs / presentations we have ran in the past. We are always creating new content to address the needs of the staff and students in the division. If you don't see a program that fits your needs reach out to us and we can create one!

WE THINKERS!

Pre-k- Grade 1

Health & Wellness Curriculum Integration:

  • Personal Choices
    • ​Creative Problem Solving & Decision Making ​
    • Communication, Conflict & Team Building Skills 
    • Developing Meaningful Relationships
  • Safety for Self

     

The We Thinkers! series helps children build foundational social competencies and essential life skills through stories, lessons, and play activities. The teachings help kids better understand themselves and others, develop self-awareness, perspective taking, social problem solving, and supports students’ social-emotional learning, and relationship building.

I AM IN CONTROL

Kindergarten- Grade 1

Health & Wellness Curriculum Integration:

  • Personal Choices
    • ​Creative Problem Solving & Decision Making ​
    • Understanding & Coping With Change 
    • Developing Meaningful Relationships

I am in Control of Myself is 1 of 4 kits produced as part of the MySELF Social Emotional Learning Foundations program. This program is available for Pre-K to Grade 1 students. I am in Control of Myself is a reading-based social emotional learning program that comes with six short stories about different types of self-control and prosocial behaviors.

CLASSROOM DOJO GROWTH MINDSET

Grade 1 - 2

Health & Wellness Curriculum Integration:

  • Personal Choices
    • ​Applying a Variety of Skills for Life Long Learning​

Introduce your students to the idea of a Growth Mindset. The simple idea that your brain is like a muscle is proven to have profound impact on learning!

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PEER RELATIONSHIPS

Grade 3-5

Health & Wellness Curriculum Integration:

  • Personal Choices
    • Communication, Conflict & Team Building Skills
    • Developing Meaningful Relationships 

Students learn about the importance of peer relationships and how they are beneficial. Introduces various strategies to develop and maintain peer relationships. Topics include: what is a peer, conversation skills, sportsmanship, and healthy / unhealthy relationships.

*Lessons are differentiated based on grade level. 

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DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP

Grade 3-9

Health & Wellness Curriculum Integration:

  • Personal Choices
    • Media, Technology Effects on Wellness
    • ​Creative Problem Solving & Decision Making ​
    • Communication, Conflict & Team Building Skills 
    • Developing Meaningful Relationships
  • Safety for Self​
    • Strategies For Dealing With Bullying​
    • Personal Boundaries & Limits
    • Explore Types of Harassment
    • Safe Internet / Technology Use
  • ​Safety for Self & Others
    • Reliability of Internet Advice
  • Personal Health
    • Peer Pressure, Media Influences
  • Risk Awareness​

Prepare your students to handle the ups and downs of navigating social media and their online world. Topics include cyberbullying, digital drama, digital footprint, etc.  

*Lessons are differentiated based on grade level.

DRAW IT OUT

Grade 3-5

Health & Wellness Curriculum Integration:

  • Personal Choices
    • Personal Strategies to Increase Creative Thinking
    • Emotional Well-Being
    • Understanding & Coping With Change
  • Safety for Self
    • Use Personal Resiliency Skills​

Draw It Out invites kids to share their emotions, identify their support system, and clarify misconceptions—validating and normalizing their experiences. By encouraging expression and discussion, Draw It Out provides a creative vehicle to teach social and emotional learning strategies while building resilience.

AHS WELLNESS KIT: BE KIND TO YOURSELF & OTHERS

Grade 4-6

Health & Wellness Curriculum Integration:

  • Personal Choices
    • Apply a Variety of Strategies for Life Long Learning
    • Emotional Well-Being
    • ​Creative Problem Solving & Decision Making ​
    • Developing Meaningful Relationships
    • Support Systems for Well-Being
  • Safety for Self
    • Community Sources of Safety Support​

    • Identify & Develop Personal Resiliency Skills

Be Kind to Yourself and Others is an AHS mental health wellness kit for grades 4-6. This kit provides students with information on a variety of topics related to mental and physical wellness including peer relationships, stress, healthy communication, and body image. Students are taught the skills needed to nurture their overall wellbeing.

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SAFETY AT HOME

Grade 4-6

Health & Wellness Curriculum Integration:

  • Personal Choices​
    • Emotional Well-Being
    • Support Systems for Well-Being
  • Safety for Self
    • Basic Safety Rules

    • Safety at Home

    • Personal Safety: Risk Reduction Strategies

    • Basic Emergency Incident Response

    • Community Sources of Safety Support

Safety at Home teaches students the skills to be physically and emotionally prepared to handle being home alone.

Topics cover:

  • establishing routines

  • handling emotions

  • handling emergencies

  • basic first aid

If possible we partner with Lethbridge Police Service Youth Engagement Officers and / or the Lethbridge Fire Department Education Outreach to help deliver lessons. 

STRESS LESSONS

Grade 1-9

Health & Wellness Curriculum Integration:

  • Personal Choices
    • Emotional Well-Being
    • Understanding & Coping With Change
    • Media, Technology Effects on Wellness
    • Support Systems for Well-Being
  • Safety for Self
    • Identify & Develop Personal Resiliency Skills​
  • Personal Health

    • Peer Pressure, Media Influences

We have three versions of this program: Kids Have Stress Too for grades 1-3, Stress Lessons for grades 4-6, and From Stressed Out to Chilled Out for grades 7-9. These programs provide students with foundational mental health knowledge and concrete strategies for coping with stress. The program normalizes experiencing stress and helps students to identify their own stressors and coping strategies that are useful for them.

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EVERYDAY HEROES

Grade 6

Health & Wellness Curriculum Integration:

  • Personal Choices​​​
    • Emotional Well-Being 
    • Developing Meaningful Relationships
    • Support Systems for Well-Being
  • Safety for Self
    • Identify & Develop Personal Resiliency Skills​

    • Community Sources of Safety Support

    • Personal Boundaries and Limits

Everyday Heroes is a 3 session program encompassing topics that focus and reflect on stress; how it affects our bodies along with various ways we can manage and cope with it. The highlight of the program culminates with its emphasis on gratitude, kindness, and the importance of appreciating the unsung heroes in our everyday lives. 

RELATIONSHIPS & EMOTIONAL SAFETY

Grade 7

Health & Wellness Curriculum Integration:

  • Personal Choices
    • Emotional Well-Being
    • Support Systems for Well-Being 
    • Developing Meaningful Relationships
  • Safety for Self
    • Personal Boundaries & Limits​
    • Explore Types of Harassment
    • Community Sources of Safety Support
    • Reliability of Internet Advice
    • Use Personal Resiliency Skills
  • Personal Health

    • Impact Media Has On Body Image​

    • How Health Choices Impact Self Worth

    • Coping With Media & Peer Pressure

    • Teach Refusal Skills

This a uniquely designed presentation having elements pulled from AHS approved programs and made relevant to today's teenagers. The presentation is one full class period that covers discussions and topics such as:

  • What it's like being a teenager today

  • Gender stereotypes and a “culture of cruelty”

  • Deconstructing emotions

  •  Emotional safety

  •  Analyzing healthy vs unhealthy relationships.  

DOVE SELF-ESTEEM PROJECT

Grade 6-11

Health & Wellness Curriculum Integration:

  • Personal Choices
    • ​Media & Technology Effect of Wellness
  • Personal Health​
    • Impact Media Has on Body Image​
    • How Health Choices Impact Self Worth
    • How Media Promotes Certain Body Image & Lifestyle Choices
    • Coping With Media & Peer Pressure Regarding Body Image
    • Strategies to Reduce Stereotyping Regarding Body Image
    • Peer Pressure & Media Influences
  • Safety & Responsibility
    • Reliability of Internet Advice​

A single session to teach students about self-esteem, what influences self-esteem, and how we can improve our self-esteem.

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BRAIN SMOOTHIES

Grade 1 - 12

Health & Wellness Curriculum Integration:

  • Personal Choices
    • Creative Problem Solving & Decision Making​
    • Understand & Coping With Change
  • Safety & Responsibility

    • Emotional Well-Being

    • Identifying & Developing Personal Resiliency Skills

Brain Smoothies are art-based exercises that provide a mental break, foster focus, and energize the mind. The Brain Smoothies program is based on unique, research-informed exercises that use visual art processes to help access a state of mindfulness at school, work, or other knowledge intensive contexts.

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SLEEP & SCREENS

Grade 8 - 12

Health & Wellness Curriculum Integration:

  • Personal Choices
    • ​Media & Technology Effects on Wellness
    • Evaluate Choices that Could be Barriers to Good Health
    • Analyze the Dimensions of Health
  • Personal Health​
    • Consequences of Unhealthy Wellness Choices​
    • Long Term Effects of Substance Abuse
  • Safety & Responsibility

    • Safe Internet & Technology Use​

A single session presentation to discuss how screen time affects sleep patterns and overall well-being. 

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

Grade 12

Know Before You Go is a resource that is intended for Grade 12 students as they transition from high school to post-secondary education and/or employment.