Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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A Division of the Arkansas Department of Education



In late elementary (3-5), I am learning to:
  • Identify situations where I might need to ask for assistance as well as identify alternate solutions to problems
  • Distinguish between fact and opinion
  • Identify emotions that I am feeling and the situations that might cause them
  • Identify and develop techniques to calm myself when in a pressure situation
  • Identify how my actions impact others and understand that there are consequences to behaviors
  • Effectively participate in group decision-making processes
  • Describe the steps of a decision-making model
  • Describe, create and implement steps in reaching a concrete goal
  • Evaluate progress toward my goals for success in the classroom
  • Adapt to change that may occur in the classroom, school or in a social situation


In late elementary (3-5), I am learning to:
  • Identify my emotions and use constructive language to express my feelings
  • Practice responsibility for personal hygiene and describe its impact on social relationships
  • Describe my own personal qualities (e.g., personal strengths, weaknesses, interests and abilities)
  • Describe and prioritize personal skills and interests that I want to develop
  • Identify my own emotions and recognize how they can be linked to behavior
  • Identify reliable self-help strategies (e.g., positive self-talk, problem solving, time management, self-monitoring)
  • Recognize qualities of positive role models and distinguish between negative, prevent and cope with stress or difficult situations in a positive manner


In late elementary (3-5), I am learning to:
  • Recognize the needs of others and how those needs may differ from my own
  • Recognize how facial expressions, body language and tone impact interactions
  • Use collaborative/cooperative skills successfully
  • Demonstrate good sportsmanship
  • Initiate positive interactions with other students most of the time
  • Ask for help from adults and peers in socially acceptable ways
  • Recognize when another needs help and offer assistance
  • Identify problems and conflicts commonly experienced by myself and my peers
  • Identify appropriate and inappropriate ways to resolve conflicts
  • Recognize safe and responsible touch
  • Negotiate with others to meet my own needs and goals


In late elementary (3-5), I am learning to:
  • Compare and contrast safe and unsafe situations
  • Identify how responsible decision making affects short-term and long-term goals
  • Create a daily schedule of schoolwork and activities
  • Identify factors that will inhibit or advance the accomplishment of personal goals
  • Recognize how and when to ask for help
  • Describe the reasons for my decision
  • Understand the individual roles and responsibilities in the classroom and in school, and how they are important
  • Identify and describe a problem
  • Identify a desired outcome to the problem
  • Generate possible solutions to the problem and analyze the pros and cons of each solution
  • Select and implement the best solution
  • Analyze the outcome of the solution
  • Accept outcomes for decisions and choices made


In late elementary (3-5), I am learning to:
  • Identify multiple reasons for an emotion
  • Use listening and attention skills to identify the feelings and perspectives of others (e.g., face, body, voice)
  • Respond empathetically to another’s emotions and needs (e.g., share a similar personal experience; advocate for someone; relinquish an object)
  • Analyze how my behavior may impact or affect others
  • Show respect and cooperation when working with others
  • Recognize ways in which my behavior may affect others and adjust my behavior accordingly
  • Define bullying and demonstrate an awareness of the impact of bullying on others
  • Work collaboratively with others, including those who are different from me, to solve a problem or achieve a goal
  • Acknowledge and identify commonalities and differences among people (e.g., race, culture, language, abilities, etc.)
  • Identify and appreciate the abilities, skills and qualities of others
  • Identify and perform roles that contribute to my home, school and community
  • Demonstrate the positive characteristics of treating others with kindness, courtesy, respect and care.

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