CASEY’S CLUB (Gr.1-5)

The Social Skills Program: Casey builds a Clubhouse!  Casey’s Clubhouse is a 30-lesson journey for your child that builds upon six umbrella skills and five rotating approaches to training. Because social skills are complex, we layered the six umbrella skills from the most essential skills, like energy regulation, to the most complex skills, like interpersonal mastery. As we continue to use, reinforce, and teach the first skill, we introduce and teach the second skills. The six umbrella skills are:

 

Regulation – The ability to identify and regulate your energy, emotions, thoughts, and behaviors in an effort to improve social success.
Mindfulness – The ability to become consciously aware of your energy, emotions, thoughts, and behavior to support your friendship goals and improve social success.
Determination – The ability to manage adversity while keeping up your belief that the current state can change with the addition of skills, grit, and courage in order to improve social success.

Problem Solving – The ability to find fair solutions to social problems using creative and well-considered ideas to improve social success.
Confidence – The ability to see oneself as skilled, effective, resourceful, and reliant based on interpersonal evidence to improve social success.
Mastery – The ability to review, demonstrate, and teach social skills to peers, which improve social success.

 

These six umbrella skills are broken down into five approaches to learning. As educators we know that children learn differently. Our five approaches give different learners different opportunities to integrate the same material and others the opportunity to reinforce the learning from another perspective. Our five approaches are:

Me – How does this skill relate to me as a unique individual? For example, my regulation skills are determined by my natural tendencies and challenges.
Energy – How does this skill relate to my body’s energy? For example, my mindfulness skills are influenced by my ability to regulate my energy.
Emotion – How does this skill relate to my feelings? For example, my determination skills are affected by my fear, anger and happiness.
Thoughts – How does this skill relate to my thoughts? For example, my problem-solving skills are prompted by my self-talk.
Behaviors – How does this skill relate to my actions? For example, my confidence is realized through my social risk taking.

 

These approaches lend structure to our 30 lessons designed to layer learning while we reinforce basic interpersonal and life skills. As with Casey’s Kids, we reward, model, and coach kids each session to show skills including: giving eye contact, greeting each other by name, sharing, being flexible, apologizing, compromising, using patience, being inclusive, communicating, listening, respecting personal space, calm energy, staying focused, following directions, participating in conversations and activities and more.

 

30 Weeks of Casey’s Clubhouse

Section 1: Regulation

Lesson 1 – ME: SCALE-ING

Lesson 2 – ENERGY: Energy Scale

Lesson 3 – EMOTIONS: Emotion Scale

Lesson 4 – THOUGHTS: Thought Scale

Lesson 5 –BEHAVIORS: Friendship Scale

 

Section 2: Awareness – Authoring your Life

Lesson 6 – ME: Authoring Friendship

Lesson 7 – ENERGY: Authoring Play

Lesson 8 – EMOTION: Authoring Happy

Lesson 9 – THOUGHTS: Authoring Your Day

Lesson 10 – BEHAVIORS: Authoring Fun

 

Section 3: Determination – Two-sides of Friendship

Lesson 11 – ME: Two-sides: Pros and Cons

Lesson 12 – ENERGY: Two-sides: Giving and Receiving

Lesson 13 – EMOTIONS: Two-sides: Hearing and Seeing

Lesson 14 – THOUGHTS: Two-sides: Positive and Negative

Lesson 15 – BEHAVIORS: Two-sides: You and Me

 

Section 4: Problem Solving in Four Squares!

Lesson 16 – ME: Foursquare Problems

Lesson 17 – ENERGY: Four-Square Reactions: Energy

Lesson 18 – EMOTION: Four-Square Reactions: Feelings

Lesson 19 – THOUGHTS: Four-Square Reactions: Thoughts

Lesson 20 – BEHAVIORS: Four-Square Solutions

 

Section 5: Confidence – Bill of Rights

Lesson 21 – ME: Friendship Bill of Rights: Rights and Responsibilities

Lesson 22 – ENERGY: Friendship Bill of Rights: Energy

Lesson 23 – EMOTIONS: Friendship Bill of Rights: Feeling

Lesson 24 – THOUGHTS: Friendship Bill of Rights: Thought

Lesson 25 – BEHAVIORS: Friendship Bill of Rights: Super-Powered

 

Section 6: Mastery – You Teach Me!

Lesson 26 – ME: You Teach ME! Kids will teach the teachers!

Lesson 27 – ENERGY: You Teach ME! Kids will teach the teachers!

Lesson 28 – EMOTIONS: You Teach ME! Kids will teach the teachers!

Lesson 29 – THOUGHTS: You Teach ME! Kids will teach the teachers!

Lesson 30 – BEHAVIORS: Graduation

Finally, we provide an assessment at the beginning, the middle, and at the end of the year. This assessment measures our observations of growth and change over the 30-lesson program. We hope this report offers parents a helpful measurement of development and pinpoints areas of continued social needs.