3rd Grade Classroom Lessons

3rd Grade Unit 1
Self-Awareness & Self-Management


1. What does an emotion feel like in our body? 2. Do we all experience emotions in the same way? 3. What can we do to move between zones?

Students will know:

1.  How does an emotion feel in your body

2.  Additional feeling words.

3. Tools or Strategies can help us feel calm and express our feelings




3rd Grade Unit 2
Responsible Decision Making


1.  What is a decision?

2.  What is a consequence?

Students will know:

1.   A consequence is any positive or negative outcome of a decision

2.   A decision is a choice we make based on factors such size of the problem, the thoughts and feelings of others, one’s own emotional state, and environment or setting. Unit Dilemmas - Someone bumps into me on the playground. How should I respond?

- Someone keeps picking up the ball during the soccer game and many players are yelling "stop!" What should I do?

- A group of my friends starts singing a silly song to make fun of a younger student on the bus. Should I sing the song?
Mapping Resources Behavior Mapping.pdf

3rd Grade Unit 3
Relationship Skills


1. What is a conflict?

2. What is a solution to a conflict?


Students will know

1.   Conflict is a disagreement or argument between two people or groups of people

2. Conflict impacts interpersonal relationships

3. Solutions can help to solve conflicts Conflict Resolution Model

Step 1: Cool Off

Step 2: I-Statement

Step 3: Show we Understand

Step 4: Brainstorm Solutions

Step 5: Discuss and Select a Solution


3rd Grade Unit 4
Social Awareness


1. What is bullying?

2. How do you distinguish between a mean moment, teasing, conflict, and bullying?

3. Who is involved in bullying?

Students will know

1.  Bullying is repetitive, the balance of power is unequal and the victim feels scared or afraid.

2.   Teasing means that everyone is having fun, nobody's getting hurt, and everyone is participating equally.

3.  Mean moment is when someone is being hurt on purpose, there is a reaction to a strong feeling or emotion, and it is an isolated event (does not happen regularly).

4.  Conflict is when no one is having fun, there is a possible solution to the disagreement, but there is an equal balance of power.

5. An egger is someone who encourages bullying, often by laughing at the bullying behavior.

6. An Ally is someone who stands up for the victim and reduces the risk of future bullying

7. A bystander is someone who witnesses bullying but does not take any action

8. A target is someone who is bullied


Dare      Jayla feels threatened by her classmate Sam, who has bullied her in the past for her "nerdy" love of astronomy and stars. Sam is now bullying Jayla’s friend Luisa, and she enlists Jayla to participate. Jalya reluctantly joins in but soon realizes it is wrong. With the help of caring adults and friends, Jayla comes to sympathize with Luisa and finds the courage to dare to stand up to Sam and put an end to the bullying.

  Sam is concerned about keeping things orderly and "cool" at school. She thinks people need to have a tough skin in order to fit in and withstand others’ meanness and lack of cooperation. Sam teases her free-spirited classmate Luisa and enlists a friend, Jayla, to help. But when Sam is confronted by a concerned teacher about her bullying, and Jayla turns on Sam and befriends Luisa, Sam begins to show some heart and rethink her treatment of others.

   Luisa is repeatedly teased and called "weird" by her classmate Sam, even though she is simply being herself—laughing with her friends, answering questions in class, greeting her father in Spanish, and wearing her favorite polka-dot boots. Luisa initially reacts to the bullying by withdrawing and hiding her colorful nature. But with the support of her teachers, parents, classmates, and one special friend named Jayla, she is able to reclaim her color and resist Sam’s put-downs.