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Intermediate Phase (Gr 4-5)



New to the COOL TO BE ME curriculum are the Intermediate Phase programmes for grades 4 and 5.

Friendship

COOL TO BE FRIENDS in grade 4 is designed to promote the healthy development of intrapersonal and interpersonal skills between children. It focuses specifically on teaching the values of kindness, respect, fairness and peace.

Communication

COOL TO CONNECT in grade 5 follows with the emphises on communication starting at the beginning with formulating a really good understanding of what verbal and non-verbal communication means to each child and the greater community.

We investigate the pitfalls of cyber communication and how easily these can be navigated when children have the right tools.  The outcome is emotionally-savvy young people who are able to make wise cyber decisions.
 

Teaching Resources

 

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Grade 4:

COOL TO BE FRIENDS

The COOL TO BE FRIENDS programme facilitates the healthy development of intrapersonal and interpersonal skills between learners. It focuses specifically on teaching the values of kindness, respect and fairness. When we practise these values, we approach all people and animals in friendship and peacefully resolve fights, arguments or disagreements.

COOL TO BE FRIENDS is made up of fun, experiential exercises, games and discussions. It can be taught as SEL content for Life-Skills, Personal and Social Well-being (PSW).

1 x Educator manual required per educator
1 x Journal required per learner
Free classroom accessories and educator resources are available from COOL TO BE ME.

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Educator Manual
Learner Journal

FREE Teaching Resources
Grade 4: COOL TO BE FRIENDS Teaching Resources

 
 

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Grade 5:

COOL TO CONNECT

The COOL TO CONNECT programme focuses on teaching learners to be cyber-smart and make good decisions online, keeping digital communication fun and safe for themselves and their peers. From verbal and nonverbal communication to diplomacy and empathy, this programme covers all the important tools necessary for effective communication.

COOL TO CONNECT is made up of fun, experiential exercises, games and discussions. It can be taught as SEL content for Life-Skills, Personal and Social Well-being (PSW).

1 x Educator manual required per educator
1 x Journal required per learner
Free classroom accessories and educator resources are available from COOL TO BE ME.

Buy COOL TO CONNECT

Educator Manual
Learner Journal

FREE Teaching Resources
Grade 5: COOL TO CONNECT Teaching Resources

For more information:

To set up an appointment, receive more detailed information about the course content and costs, or to sign up for this programme at your school, please click here.

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“I thoroughly enjoyed the feedback to the COOL TO BE ME sessions at Springfield last night. It is a fabulous course and my daughter enjoyed it tremendously. Also from the response of the parents I think they felt the same way.” – Springfield parent
“I just wanted to let you know that I've been reading Bouncing Back and the Telling Truth stories to my kids this past week. We've been reading a few chapters each night before going to bed. My son is four and a half and my daughter six and a half and in Grade 1. They have both absolutely LOVED them! We have had very late bedtimes as they've insisted that I keep reading! Even though they are both so young (and I thought too young which is why I hadn't read them the stories until now), they were completely compelled and fascinated! At the end of the each book, they both without any initiation started discussing some of the themes. After the bouncing back story, they both started to talk about some of things they had learnt in the day. From the 'learn the lesson and move on' refrain, my daughter told me that she had learnt that she can tell her friend NO if she doesn't want to do something! What an important thing to learn!” – Nicole, Cape Town

"I now have confidence to say stuff even if people laugh at me." - Grade 6 student

"Thank you so much. I have always felt like I was weird to make good decisions that were right. Now I don’t feel that way." - Grade 6 student 

"Thank you so much. I have always felt like I was weird to make good decisions that were right. Now I don’t feel that way." - Grade 6 student
“I would just like to say thank you so much for all you have done for the grade 6 girls through COOL TO BE ME. They are so lucky to have had experienced such profound self-analysis and self-discovery at their age. I think that the work you are doing is so important and the core philosophy of resilient self-esteem is brilliant.” – Springfield parent
CTBM helped me so that if someone says you are ugly, don’t listen to him and in your mind say “I am beautiful and I know who I am.” - Grade 6 student
"CTBM is a great programme. It changed my life and helped me feel great about myself." - Grade 6 student
“My daughter spoke of the programme so much and I know it has had a profound effect on her confidence and acceptance of others.” – Springfield parent

"CTBM was so great and wonderful. Today I can express my feelings because of CTBM. I am a good person because of CTBM. I want to say thanks a lot. It’s CTBM." - Grade 6 student

"It was really fun. It was a great learning experience and helped me know who I am and show that everyone is great." - Grade 6 student

"CTBM has helped me believe in myself and take the pressure off." - Grade 6 student

"CTBM has helped me believe in myself and take the pressure off." - Grade 6 student

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