School-Wide Social Skills Program

Submitted by adrian.rowley on Mon, 10/10/2011 - 16:16

Cougar Pride: Orchard Hills is implementing a new school-wide social skill instruction program. One social skill will be focused on each month for the entire school year. Students will be rewarded for showing proper use of this skill by receiving cougar pride notes. Also, a note will be sent home once month telling parents what skill we are working on as well as give ideas of how to discuss and reinforce the skill at home.


In September we focused on Empathy.  The students were taught to:

  1. Look at the person
  2. Think about how they feel
  3. Show you care


In October we are focusing on Following Directions.  Students are taught to:

  1. Look at the person
  2. Say OK
  3. Do the task immediately
  4. Check back when done (if appropriate)