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 Holmes we focus on three positive habits to ensure that all students are doing their best in and outside the classroom. The Hawks Habits are: 

Be Respectful                              Be Responsible                             Be Safe

Positive School Environment Expectations

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Positive School Environment Expectations chart

SAIG Groups

SAIG (Social Academic) groups is a research-based program that supports schools to effectively educate students in the area of Positive School Behaviors. It also supports students’ social, emotional, and academic success. While in this program, students will receive additional support to help them be successful in school. The group will provide a setting for students to determine their well-being in eight different areas of their life. These areas are relationships, emotions, core values, rest and play, stress resilience, care for body, school/work, and organization. The group process can help young people understand the importance of the balance across the eight areas for their overall well-being.  Students are selected for this program based on need. 

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.

Holmes Scool, 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.

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 see the scope and sequence and access take-home materials (when available) which can be used to reinforce the lesson taught that day.

Week of Lesson Kindergarten First Grade Second Grade Third Grade Fourth Grade Fifth Grade
               
Aug 27 1 Learning to
Listen
Learning to
Listen
Being
Respectful
Being Respectful Learners Empathy and Respect Empathy and Respect
Sept 5 2 Focusing Attention Focusing Attention Focusing Attention and Listening Using Self-Talk Listening with Attention

Listening
with
Attention

Sept 10 Hawks Nest: Lesson 1
Sept 17 3 Following
Directions
Following
Directions
Using
Self-Talk
Being
Assertive
Being 
Assertive
Being
Assertive
Sept 24 4 Self-Talk for Staying on Task Self-Talk for Learning Being
Assertive
Planning
to Learn
Respecting Similarities and Differences Predicting Feelings

Oct 1

5 Being
Assertive
Being
Assertive
Identifying Feelings Identifying Others' Feelings Understanding Complex Feelings Taking Others' Perspectives
Oct 8 Hawks Nest: Lesson 2

Oct 15

6 Feelings Identifying Feelings Learning More About Feelings Understanding Perspectives Understanding Different Persectives Accepting Differences

Oct 22

7 More
Feelings
Looking for
More Clues
Feeling Confindent Conflicting Feelings Conversations
and Compliments
Disagreeing Respectfully
Oct 29 8 Identifying
Anger
Similarities and Differences Respecting Differences Accepting Differences Joining In Responding with Compassion

Nov 5

Hawks Nest: Lesson 3
Nov 12 K: 9 Same or Different Positive Learning Environment Student Survey (PLESS)
Nov 19 Thanksgiving - No School
Nov 26

K: 10

1-5: 9

Accidents Feelings Change Showing Compassion Showing Compassion Showing Compassion

Introducing Emotion Management

Dec 3 Hawks Nest: Lesson 4
Dec 10

K: 11

1-5: 10

Caring and Helping Accidents Predicting Feeling Making Friends Intro Emotion Management

Calming Down

Dec 17

K: 12

1-5: 11

We Feel Feelings in Our Bodies

Showing Care and Concern

Intro Emotion Management

Intro Emotion Management

Managing Strong Feelings

Managing Anxiety

Jan 7

K: 13-14

1-5: 12

Managing Frustrations

Calming Down Strong Feelings

Identifying Our Own Feelings 

Managing Embarrassment

Managing Test Anxiety

Calming Down Anger

Managing Frustration

Jan 14 Hawks Nest: Lesson 5
Jan 21

K: 15

1-5: 13

Handling
Waiting

Strong Feelings

Handling Making Mistakes

Handling Accusations

Managing
Anxiety

Resisting Revenge

Jan 28

K: 16-17

1-5: 14

Managing
Behavior

Managing Disappointment

Calming Down Anger

Managing Anxious Feelings

Managing Disappointment Avoiding Jumping to Conclusions

Handling Put Downs

Feb 4

K: 18

1-5: 15

Handling Being Knocked Down Self-Talk for Calming Down Managing Anger Managing Anger Handling Put Downs

Avoiding Assumptions

Feb 11

Hawks Nest: Lesson 6

Feb 18

Child Protection Unit: Lesson 1

Feb 25 Child Protection Unit: Lesson 2
March 4 Child Protection Unit: Lesson 3
March 11 Child Protection Unit: Lesson 4
March 18 Hawks Nest: Lesson 7
April 1

Child Protection Unit: Lesson 5

April 8

K: 19

Solving Problems

Positive Learning Environment Student Survey (PLESS)

April 15

K: 20

1-3: 16

4-5: 16-17

Inviting
to Play
Managing Worry Finishing Tasks Managing Hurt Feelings

Solving Problems,
Part 1

Solving Problems,
Part 2

Solving Problems,  Part 1

Solving Problems, Part 2

April 22 Hawks Nest: Lesson 8
April 29

K: 21-22

1-3: 17-18

4-5: 18

Fair Ways to Play

Having Fun with Our Friends

Solving Problems,
Part 1

Solving Problems,
Part 2

Solving Problems,
Part 1

Solving Problems,
Part 2

Solving Problems,
Part 1

Solving Problems,
Part 2

Making a Plan

Making a Plan

 

May 6

K: 23

1-5: 19

Handling Having Things Taken Away

Fair Ways to Play

Taking Responsibility

Solving Classroom Problems

Solving Playground Problems

Seeking Help

May 13 Hawks Nest: Lesson 9
May 20

K: 24

1-5: 20

Handling
Name-Calling

Inviting to
Join In

Responding to Playground Exclusion

Solving Peer Exclusion Problems

Taking Responsibility for Your Actions

Dealing with Gossip

May 27

K: 25

1-5: 21

Reviewing Second Step Skills Handling Name Calling Playing Fairly on the Playground Dealing with Negative Peer Pressure Dealing with Peer Pressure

Dealing with Peer Pressure