Research has demonstrated time and again the impact students' social and emotional wellbeing can have on their learning; consequently, as the Elementary Social Skills Teacher for the district, I serve students with some of the most significant needs.
Through implementation of the Why Try Resilience Curriculum (of which I am a trained, Level 2 Facilitator), I have helped students to grow critical learning skills, such as perseverance, dedication, group problem solving skills, and self confidence.
However, the curriculum is only so effective without the supplementary Learning Activities Kit, which costs $899.99.
The WhyTry Learning Activities Kit provides WhyTry facilitators with several of the materials and props needed to effectively implement WhyTry’s learning activities. The kit contains more than 45 props for over 75 of WhyTry’s learning activities. The kit also includes:
WhyTry’s Learning Activities Expansion Pack, which gives detailed instructions for 140+ WhyTry learning activities.
A Learning Activities Kit User Guide, where you’ll find a list of props associated with each activity and 5 BONUS learning activities that you won’t find in the Expansion Pack (props included!).
Processing Cards: A “recipe box” containing detailed processing questions for each activity in the Learning Activities Expansion Pack. The numbering and order of the question cards are identical to the numbering and order of the activities in the Expansion Pack, making activities easy to find and replace. You’ll also find a bonus section at the back of the box containing the processing questions for the 5 bonus activities included.
In addition to me using this curriculum, Why Try is also used in the middle school and high school social emotional classrooms. As a result, vertical planning can ensure a continuum of support and common language from Kindergarten, through twelfth grade.