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SocialSmarts™ for Early Learners

Class Details
Age Group: 2½-6
Class Length: 30 mins
Number of Sessions: 8 (usually once per week)
Min/Max # Students: 6/10

  • Class 1: Who Wants to be Nice - and Why?

    Reasons (from a child's perspective as well as the adults') why it's important to behave nicely. What it says about you, how it helps in making friends, getting along, having an easier time in life, etc. Also basic class ground-rules are established.
     
  • Class 2: Thinking of Others

    Good manners come from thinking of how others see you. Compassion, courtesy, kindness concepts presented. Putting others first.
     
  • Class 3: Please, Thank You, and Excuse Me!

    Teaches use of these words and how important they are.
     
  • Class 4: R-E-S-P-E-C-T

    Covers concepts and practices of respect for self, respect for other people, places, and things. How to properly interact with teachers, adults, persons of authority, your peers... and more. Practice taking turns (speaking, playing…).
     
  • Class 5: Table Manners 1

    How to set a basic table (for kids/family dinner purposes). Coming to table, proper sitting, how to eat with utensils, manners while eating; i.e., soup should be tasted, not heard (chewing, slurping, burping).
     
  • Class 6: Table Manners 2

    Asking for food to be passed, how to ask for seconds, what to do when we DON'T like something. What to do when we're done eating (waiting for adults to finish, where utensils go). Clearing the table.
     
  • Class 7: Meeting and Greeting

    Shaking hands. What to say when we want to say hello. Who says hello first? How do we say goodbye? What do we say if we need to answer the phone (if it's ok with our parents).
     
  • Class 8: How to be Grateful and Gracious

    A class on handling with grace those situations that don't go your way. Covers: appreciating what we have; jealousy vs. envy;. how to handle disagreements; dealing with rudeness.

SocialSmarts includes a Graduation Tea at which all of the key concepts the child has learned are brought together.

Class fees are due at registration, and includes all class materials, certificate for the student upon graduation, and the price of the tea for the student and one parent (additional parents or guests may attend at a nominal cost to cover refreshment cost.) Class size is limited as above to maximize the learning experience for the student.


SocialSmarts™ for Grade Schoolers

Class Details
Age Group: 6-9
Class Length: 45 mins
Number of Sessions: 8 (usually once per week)
Min/Max # Students: 6/14

  • Class 1: Who Wants to be Nice - and Why?

    Reasons (from a child's perspective as well as the adults') why it's important to behave nicely. What it says about you, how it helps in making friends, getting along, having an easier time in life, etc. Also basic class ground-rules are established.
     
  • Class 2: Thinking of Others

    Good manners come from thinking of how others see you. Compassion, courtesy, kindness concepts presented. Putting others first.
     
  • Class 3: Please, Thank You, and Excuse Me!

    Teaches use of these words and how important they are.
     
  • Class 4: R-E-S-P-E-C-T

    Covers concepts and practices of respect for self, respect for other people, places, and things. How to properly interact with teachers, adults, persons of authority, your peers... and more. Practice taking turns (speaking, playing…).
     
  • Class 5: Table Manners 1

    How to set a basic table (for kids/family dinner purposes). Coming to table, proper sitting, how to eat with utensils, manners while eating; i.e., soup should be tasted, not heard (chewing, slurping, burping)
     
  • Class 6: Table Manners 2

    Asking for food to be passed, how to ask for seconds, what to do when we DON'T like something. What to do when we're done eating (waiting for adults to finish, where utensils go). Clearing the table.
     
  • Class 7: Meeting and Greeting

    Shaking hands. What to say when we want to say hello. Who says hello first? How do we say goodbye? What do we say if we need to answer the phone (if it's ok with our parents).
     
  • Class 8: How to be Grateful and Gracious

    A class on handling with grace those situations that don't go your way. Covers: appreciating what we have; jealousy vs. envy;. how to handle disagreements; dealing with rudeness.

SocialSmarts includes a Graduation Tea at which all of the key concepts the child has learned are brought together.

Class fees are due at registration, and includes all class materials, certificate for the student upon graduation, and the price of the tea for the student and one parent (additional parents or guests may attend at a nominal cost to cover refreshment cost.) Class size is limited as above to maximize the learning experience for the student.


SocialSmarts™ for Tweens

Class Details
Age Group: 10-12
Class Length: 60 mins
Number of Sessions: 8 (usually once per week)
Min/Max # Students: 8/16

  • Class 1: Who Wants to be Nice - and Why?

    Reasons (from the student’s perspective as well as adults) why it’s important to behave nicely. What it says about you, how it helps in making friends, getting along with others, having an easier time in life, etc. Also basic class ground-rules and magic words are established. Basic rules on introductions, shaking hands, meeting and greeting.
     
  • Class 2: Thinking of Others

    Good manners come from thinking of how others see you. First impressions are important; perception is reality. Compassion, courtesy, kindness concepts presented. Putting others first. The results of this behavior is discussed.
     
  • Class 3: The Golden Rule and Self Respect

    Teaches the universality of the Golden Rule. Explores issues of self respect (positive self-talk, exhibiting value of oneself, situational awareness).
     
  • Class 4: R-E-S-P-E-C-T

    How to properly treat teachers, adults, persons of authority, your friends, others and property/things. Explores showing respect of others when borrowing items, being a guest, as well as through punctuality, language, tipping, etc.
     
  • Class 5: Verbal Communication

    How we present ourselves verbally communicates manners (what we say and how we say it). Tone, enunciation, slang, recognizing formal vs. informal situations, positive spins on negative situations. Further specifics on meeting and greeting, phone etiquette, conversation starters.
     
  • Class 6: Nonverbal Communication

    Actions speak louder than words – How manners are communicated nonverbally. Importance of posture, eye contact, attire, hygiene, attitude, cultural sensitivity. Chivalry is not dead: distinguishing yourself from the average Joe.
     
  • Class 7: Table Manners

    How to set a basic table (for kids/family dinner purposes). Coming to table, proper sitting, how to eat with utensils, manners while eating, how to properly eat "difficult" foods (i.e. fried chicken). Asking for food to be passed, how to ask for seconds, what to do when we don't like something. What to do when we’re done eating. Clearing the table. Proper table manners for both formal and informal functions.
     
  • Class 8: Social Interaction: Bringing It All Together. How to be Grateful and Gracious

    Behavior at parties, work, school, with the opposite sex, in awkward situations. Appreciating what we have. Jealousy vs. envy. How to handle disagreements. Dealing with rudeness. Incorporating manners into our daily social interactions.

SocialSmarts includes a Graduation Tea at which all of the key concepts the child has learned are brought together.

Class fees are due at registration, and includes all class materials, certificate for the student upon graduation, and the price of the tea for the student and one parent (additional parents or guests may attend at a nominal cost to cover refreshment cost.) Class size is limited as above to maximize the learning experience for the student.


SocialSmarts™ for Teens

Class Details
Age Group: 13+
Class Length: 2 hours
Number of Sessions: 4 (usually once per week)
Min/Max # Students: 8/20

  • Class 1
    Who Wants to be Nice - and Why?


    Reasons (from the student’s perspective as well as adults) why it’s important to behave nicely. What it says about you, how it helps in making friends, getting along with others, having an easier time in life, etc. Also basic class ground-rules and magic words are established. Basic rules on introductions, shaking hands, meeting and greeting.

    Thinking of Others

    Good manners come from thinking of how others see you. First impressions are important; perception is reality. Compassion, courtesy, kindness concepts presented. Putting others first. The results of this behavior is discussed.
     
  • Class 2
    The Golden Rule and Self Respect


    Teaches the universality of the Golden Rule. Explores issues of self respect (positive self-talk, exhibiting value of oneself, situational awareness).

    R-E-S-P-E-C-T

    How to properly treat teachers, adults, persons of authority, your friends, others and property/things. Explores showing respect of others when borrowing items, being a guest, as well as through punctuality, language, tipping, etc.
     
  • Class 3
    Verbal Communication


    How we present ourselves verbally communicates manners (what we say and how we say it). Tone, enunciation, slang, recognizing formal vs. informal situations, positive spins on negative situations. Further specifics on meeting and greeting, phone etiquette, conversation starters.

    Nonverbal Communication

    Actions speak louder than words – How manners are communicated nonverbally. Importance of posture, eye contact, attire, hygiene, attitude, cultural sensitivity. Chivalry is not dead: distinguishing yourself from the average Joe.
     
  • Class 4
    Table Manners


    How to set a basic table (for kids/family dinner purposes). Coming to table, proper sitting, how to eat with utensils, manners while eating, how to properly eat "difficult" foods (i.e. fried chicken). Asking for food to be passed, how to ask for seconds, what to do when we don't like something. What to do when we’re done eating. Clearing the table. Proper table manners for both formal and informal functions.

    Social Interaction: Bringing It All Together. How to be Grateful and Gracious

    Behavior at parties, work, school, with the opposite sex, in awkward situations. Appreciating what we have. Jealousy vs. envy. How to handle disagreements. Dealing with rudeness. Incorporating manners into our daily social interactions.

SocialSmarts includes a Graduation Tea at which all of the key concepts the child has learned are brought together.

Class fees are due at registration, and includes all class materials, certificate for the student upon graduation, and the price of the tea for the student and one parent (additional parents or guests may attend at a nominal cost to cover refreshment cost.) Class size is limited as above to maximize the learning experience for the student.

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