Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports is a systematic approach in teaching behavioral expectations throughout the school. It is based on a proactive model to establishing the behavioral supports and social culture needed for all students to achieve social, emotional, and academic success.

At Hatch we focus on three essential principles to ensure that all students are doing their best in and outside the classroom. The Hatch principles are:

Be Respectful                              Be Responsible                             Be Safe

Second Step

Second Step is a universal, classroom-based social-emotional curriculum that is based on research. Each lesson is developmentally appropriate and sequential. Lessons are designed to teach children how to understand and manage their emotions, control their reactions, be aware of others’ feelings and have the skill to problem solve and make responsible decisions.

Hatch School, in conjunction with District 97, is using this program to create and sustain a positive school climate that will increase the social, emotional and academic success of all students.

You can access all the concepts to be covered, and the objectives for each lesson, by clicking on the following grade level Scope and Sequence links.

Each week on a Wednesday morning, the entire school will be taught the Second Step curriculum at a classroom level.  Please use the following table to access take-home materials (when available) which can be used to reinforce the lesson taught that day.

Date Lesson Kindergarten First Grade Second Grade Third Grade Fourth Grade Fifth Grade
Aug 30 1 Learning to
Learning to
Being Respectful Learners Empathy and Respect Empathy and Respect
Sept 6 2 Focusing Attention Focusing Attention Focusing Attention and Listening Using Self-Talk Listening with Attention


Sept 13 3 Following
Sept 20 4 Self-Talk for Staying on Task Self-Talk for Learning Being
to Learn
Respecting Similarities and Differences Predicting Feelings
Sept 27 5 Being
Identifying Feelings Identifying Others' Feelings Understanding Complex Feelings Taking Others' Perspectives
Oct 4 6 Feelings Identifying Feelings Learning More About Feelings Understanding Perspectives Understanding Different Persectives Accepting Differences
Oct 11 7 More
Looking for
More Clues
Feeling Confindent Conflicting Feelings Conversations
and Compliments
Disagreeing Respectfully
Oct 18 Conference week (Booster or Goal setting)
Oct 25 8 Identifying
Similarities and Differences Respecting Different Preferences Accepting Differences Joining In Responding with Compassion
Nov 1 9 Same or Different Feelings Change Showing Compassion Showing Compassion Showing Compassion Introducing Emotion Management
Nov 8 10 Accidents Accidents Predicting Feeling Making Friends Intro Emotion Management Calming Down
Nov 15 11 Caring and Helping Showing Care and Concern Intro Emotion Management Intro Emotion Management Managing Strong Feelings Managing Anxiety
Nov 22 **Thanksgiving no school wed.**
Nov 29 12 We Feel Feelings in Our Bodies Identifying Our Own Feelings  Managing Embarrassment Managing Test Anxiety Calming Down Anger Managing Frustration
Dec 6 13

Managing Frustrations

Strong Feelings Handling Making Mistakes Handling Accusations Managing
Resisting Revenge
Dec 13 14 Calming Down Strong Feelings Calming Down Anger Managing Anxious Feelings Managing Disappointment Avoiding Jumping to Conclusions Handling Put Downs
Dec 20 Booster/Celebration
Jan 10 Post winter break reteach expectations
Jan 17 15 Handling
Self-Talk for Calming Down Managing Anger Managing Anger Handling Put Downs Avoiding Assumptions
Jan 24 16 Managing
Managing Worry Finishing Tasks Managing Hurt Feelings Solving Problems Part 1 Solving Problems Part 1
Jan 31 17 Managing Disappointment Solving Problems
Part 1
Solving Problems, Part 1 Solving Problems, Part 1 Solving Problems
Part 2
Solving Problems Part 2
Feb 7 Conference week (Booster or goal setting)          
Feb 14
Child Protection Unit Lesson 1
Feb 21 Child Protection Unit Lesson 2
Feb 28 Child Protection Unit Lesson 3
March 7 Child Protection Unit Lesson 4
March 14 Child Protection Unit Lesson 5
March 21 Booster Celebration
April 4 Post Spring Break - Reteach Expectations
April 11 18 Handling Being Knocked Down Solving Problems
Part 2
Solving Problems
Part 2
Solving Problems
Part 2
Making a Plan Making a Plan
April 18 19 Solving Problems Fair Ways to Play Taking Responsibility Solving Classroom Problems Solving Playground Problems Seeking Help
April 25 20 Inviting
to Play
Inviting to
Join In
Responding to Playground Exclusion Solving Peer Exclusion Problems Taking Responsibility for Your Actions Dealing with Gossip
May 2 21 Fair Ways to Play Handling Name Calling Playing Fairly on the Playground Dealing with Negative Peer Pressure Dealing with Peer Pressure Dealing with Peer Pressure
May 9 22 Having Fun with Our Friends Reviewing Second Step Skills Reviewing Second Step Skills Reviewing Second Step Skills Reviewing Second Step Skills Reviewing Second Step Skills
May 16 23 Handling Having Things Taken Away Booster Booster Booster Booster Booster
May 23 24 Handling
Booster Booster Booster Booster Booster
May 30 BOOSTER/ Celebration

Additional Supports: