Staff at Lincoln Elementary are implementing several new policies, procedures, and curriculum to further the social-emotional learning of our students. We are excited for the changes to come in our school community as we explicitly teach students the skills they need not only for academic success, but personal growth and social-emotional wellness.
Our social-emotional curriculum is Kindness in the Classroom from Random Acts of Kindness. This curriculum provides age-appropriate lessons for students in kindergarten through 6th grade on respect, caring, inclusiveness, integrity, responsibility, and courage. We have chosen to align our school values with the values taught throughout the SEL curriculum. Check out our Mission and Values page for how we define these characteristics at Lincoln.
We will be implementing PBIS school-wide within our specials classes. Students can earn their class tickets for exhibiting one of the 6 characteristics from our SEL curriculum. The class that earns the most tickets at the end of each week earns a prize for the class – such as Gaga ball with their favorite adult, read aloud from an adult of their choice, extra recess, and other relationship-based prizes. They also get to house our school mascot Linc the Lynx! Each week, a staff member is also recognized by their peers for demonstrating the value of the month.
For more information on Lincoln’s SEL plan, please click here.
Have you found yourself wondering what a school psychologist does and how they support students at Lincoln? Since Denver Public Schools implementation of a having a full-time mental health provider in every elementary school, we have seen a wonderful benefit to our students and our school community. Please review this one-pager on the roles and responsibilities of a school psychologist.