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

Be Respectful                              Be Responsible                             Be Safe

School Wide these expectations across all enviroments.  

Routines Morning Routine Whole Group Independent Work Time Group Work Chill Out Zone Getting into line End of the Day

Be Responsible

Go to locker

Put lunch in bin or mark your lunch

Put snack in bin

Go to seat & quietly start work

Stay in your spot

Be an active, engaged listener

Stay on topic

Have materials ready

Follow directions the first time

Stay in your spot

Do your best work

Be focused on your task

Use materials as intended

Complete assigned task

Follow directions the first time

Stay with your group

Do your best work

Be focused on your task

Use materials as intedned

Complete assigned tasks

Share work responsibilities

Follow directions the first time

Use materials as intended

Clean up area

Return to your seat after your timer

Push in chair

Stand in line spot

Wait to be called to line up

Bring what you need

Go to locker

Get lunch from bin

Go to mailbox

Pack up materials

Check for your belongings

Go back to your seat (rug, line, desk)

Be Respectful

Use kind words

Greet classmates

Raise your hand before speaking

Look at the speaker

Quiet hands and body

Be respectful of others work and feelings

3 before me

Whisper voice

Be respectful of other's work and ideas

Look at the speaker

Take turns talking

Use kind words

Quiet your body

Give personal space

Voices off

Wait for instructions

Give personal space

Quiet voice

Use kind words

Be Safe

Keep hands to self

Give personal spafe

Safely and quickly put belongings in correct space

Keep hands to self

Give personal space

Keep all chair legs on the floor

Keep hands to self

Give personal space

Keep hands to self

Give Personal

Keep hands and feet to self

Stay in the chill out zone until the break is over

Keep hands and feet to self

Face forward

Walking feet

Keep hands to self

Give personal space

Safely and quietly get belongings

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.

Irving 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.

Each week on a Thursday 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.

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

Eagle's Nest: "R"

Recognize That Everyone is Different

Oct 4

5 Being
Identifying Feelings Identifying Others' Feelings Understanding Complex Feelings Taking Others' Perspectives

Oct 11

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

Oct 18

7 More
Looking for
More Clues
Feeling Confindent Conflicting Feelings Conversations
and Compliments
Disagreeing Respectfully
Oct 25 8 Identifying
Similarities and Differences Respecting Different Preferences Accepting Differences Joining In Responding with Compassion

Nov 1

Eagle's Nest: "E"

Empathy is to Listen and Connect

Nov 8

9 Same or Different Feelings Change Showing Compassion Showing Compassion Showing Compassion Introducing Emotion Management

Nov 15

K: 10

Nov 29

K: 11

1-5: 10

Caring and Helping




Predicting Feeling


Making Friends


Intro Emotion Management


Calming Down

Dec 6

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

Dec 13

K: 13

1-5: 12

Managing Frustrations


Identifying Our Own Feelings 


Managing Embarrassment


Managing Test Anxiety


Calming Down Anger


Managing Frustration

Dec 20

K: 14

1-5: 13

Calming Down Strong Feelings


Strong Feelings


Handling Making Mistakes


Handling Accusations




Resisting Revenge

Jan 10

Eagle's Nest: "S"

Self Monitor: Think First

Jan 17

K: 15

1-5: 14



Calming Down Anger


Managing Anxious Feelings


Managing Disappointment


Avoiding Jumping to Conclusions


Handling Put Downs

Jan 24

K: 16

1-5: 15



Self-Talk for Calming Down


Managing Anger

Managing Anger Handling Put Downs Avoiding Assumptions
Jan 31

Eagle's Nest: "P"

Personal Space: Give a Little Room

Feb. 7

K: 17

1-5: 16

Managing Disappointment


Managing Worry


Finishing Tasks


Managing Hurt Feelings


Solving Problems Part 1


Solving Problems Part 1

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

Eagle's Nest: "E"

Earn Trust Through Your Actions

April 4

K: 18

1-5: 17

Handling Being Knocked Down


Solving Problems
Part 1


Solving Problems, Part 1


Solving Problems, Part 1


Solving Problems
Part 2


Solving Problems Part 2

April 11

K: 19 Solving Problems PLESS SURVEY
April 18

K: 20

1-5: 18

to Play


Solving Problems
Part 2


Solving Problems
Part 2


Solving Problems
Part 2


Making a Plan


Making a Plan

April 25

K: 21

1-5: 19


Fair Ways to Play


Fair Ways to Play


Taking Responsibility


Solving Classroom Problems


Solving Playground Problems


Seeking Help

May 2

Eagle's Nest: "C"

Cheer on Others and Their Success

May 9

K: 22

1-5: 20

Having Fun with Our Friends


Inviting to
Join In


Responding to Playground Exclusion


Solving Peer Exclusion Problems


Taking Responsibility for Your Actions


Dealing with Gossip

May 16

K: 23

1-5: 21

Handling Having Things Taken Away


Handling Name Calling


Playing Fairly on the Playground


Dealing with Negative Peer Pressure


Dealing with Peer Pressure


Dealing with Peer Pressure

May 23

K: 24

1-5: 22



Reviewing Second Step Skills


Reviewing Second Step Skills


Reviewing Second Step Skills


Reviewing Second Step Skills


Reviewing Second Step Skills

May 30

Eagle's Nest: "T"

Treat Everyone as an Equal