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
Sep 5 2 Focusing Attention Focusing Attention Focusing Attention and Listening Using Self-Talk Listening with Attention


Sept 10 3 Following
Sept 17 4 Self-Talk for Staying on Task Self-Talk for Learning Being
to Learn
Respecting Similarities and Differences Predicting Feelings
Sept 24 5 Being
Identifying Feelings Identifying Others' Feelings Understanding Complex Feelings Taking Others' Perspectives
Oct 1 6 Feelings Identifying Feelings Learning More About Feelings Understanding Perspectives Understanding Different Persectives Accepting Differences
Oct 8 Conference Week (Booster or Goal Setting)
Oct 15 7 More
Looking for
More Clues
Feeling Confindent Conflicting Feelings Conversations
and Compliments
Disagreeing Respectfully
Oct 22 8 Identifying
Similarities and Differences Respecting Different Preferences Accepting Differences Joining In Responding with Compassion
Oct 29 9 Same or Different Feelings Change Showing Compassion Showing Compassion Showing Compassion Introducing Emotion Management
Nov 5 10 Accidents Accidents Predicting Feeling Making Friends Intro Emotion Management Calming Down
Nov 12 11 Caring and Helping Showing Care and Concern Intro Emotion Management Intro Emotion Management Managing Strong Feelings Managing Anxiety
Nov 19 **Thanksgiving: No School Wednesday**
Nov 26 12 We Feel Feelings in Our Bodies Identifying Our Own Feelings  Managing Embarrassment Managing Test Anxiety Calming Down Anger Managing Frustration
Dec 3 13

Managing Frustrations

Strong Feelings Handling Making Mistakes Handling Accusations Managing
Resisting Revenge
Dec 10 14 Calming Down Strong Feelings Calming Down Anger Managing Anxious Feelings Managing Disappointment Avoiding Jumping to Conclusions Handling Put Downs
Dec 17 Booster/Celebration
Jan 7 Post Winter Break/Reteach Expectations
Jan 14 15 Handling
Self-Talk for Calming Down Managing Anger Managing Anger Handling Put Downs Avoiding Assumptions
Jan 21 16 Managing
Managing Worry Finishing Tasks Managing Hurt Feelings Solving Problems Part 1 Solving Problems Part 1
Jan 28 Booster or Goal Setting
Feb 4 17 Managing Disappointment Solving Problems
Part 1
Solving Problems, Part 1 Solving Problems, Part 1 Solving Problems
Part 2
Solving Problems Part 2
Feb 11
Child Protection Unit Lesson 1
Feb 18 Child Protection Unit Lesson 2
Feb 25 Child Protection Unit Lesson 3
March 4 Child Protection Unit Lesson 4
March 11 Child Protection Unit Lesson 5
March 18 Booster Celebration
April 1 Post Spring Break/Reteach Expectations
April 8 18 Handling Being Knocked Down Solving Problems
Part 2
Solving Problems
Part 2
Solving Problems
Part 2
Making a Plan Making a Plan
April 15 19 Solving Problems Fair Ways to Play Taking Responsibility Solving Classroom Problems Solving Playground Problems Seeking Help
April 22 20 Inviting
to Play
Inviting to
Join In
Responding to Playground Exclusion Solving Peer Exclusion Problems Taking Responsibility for Your Actions Dealing with Gossip
April 29 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 6 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 13 23 Handling Having Things Taken Away Booster Booster Booster Booster Booster
May 20 24 Handling
Booster Booster Booster Booster Booster
May 27 Booster/Celebration

Additional Supports: