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I CAN - Part 1

A. Self-Awareness and Self-Management

PA CRS Grade Band (PK-K)PA CRS Grade Band (PK-K)
The learner will…
PA CRS Grade Band (PK-K)
​Recognize and label basic feelings.
  • Recognize and label feelings (e.g., frustrated, anxious, embarrassed)
  • Name feelings of self and others in real or imagined situations
  • Recognize when I am happy, sad, mad, etc.
  • Communicate when I am happy, sad, mad, etc.
Demonstrate awareness of self and one's own preferences.
  • State independent thoughts and feelings.
  • Name one's own abilities and accomplishments
  • Make choices based on personal preferences
  • Demonstrate awareness of self and one's own preferences
  • Say what I like
  • Share about me
​Distinguish between situations that elicit positive or negative feelings.
  • Identify one's feelings specific to a context
  • Express preferred and non-preferred activities
  • Identify challenging situations
  • Tell you what makes me happy and what makes me sad
  • Tee you when I am having a hard time
​Express a want and the means to achieve it.
  • Establish goals independently
  • Sequence steps needed to accomplish goals
  • Say what I want
  • Tell you how I try to get what I want (e.g., first, I do; next, I do)
PA CRS Grade Band (1-5)PA CRS Grade Band (1-5)
The learner will…
PA CRS Grade Band (1-5)
Identify different ways of expressing a feeling.
  • Identify a variety of ways to respond to a feeling
  • Identify and express feelings that are appropriate to the situation
  • Identify and express feelings in multiple ways (e.g., gestures, actions, language or drawing)
  • Discuss the relationship of emotions and behaviors
  • Identify strategies to respond to a feeling
  • Express my feelings in different ways based on the situation
  • Share the different ways to respond to a situation
  • Explain how my feelings guide my behavior
​Identify one's own strengths, needs, and preferences.
  • Express one's own needs and wants within a context
  • Select activities based on personal preferences
  • Identify personal strengths as a member of a group
  • Express my needs and wants in different settings
  • Select activities that I enjoy
  • Name tasks I am good at doing to help a group
  • Apply my strengths in a group setting
​Select coping skill strategies in response to adverse situations (e.g., positive self-talk, talking to others, taking a break, taking care of oneself, avoiding negative self-talk)
  • Identify a coping skill when faced with adversity
  • Demonstrate persistence in solving challenging situations.
  • Use prior knowledge to accomplish a challenging task
  • Describe how I can help myself through a challenge
  • Stick to a challenging task
  • Use my past experience to help me solve a challenging task
Distinguish among and set short term, mid-range, and long-term goals.
  • Discriminate between short and long-term goals
  • Identify preliminary short and long-term goals related to individual and career interests
  • Adopt strategies to meet short and long-term goals
  • Differentiate between a short and long- term goal
  • Identify short- and long-term goals to help me in career planning
  • Make plans to help me now and in the future pursue my career interests

B. Establishing and Maintaining Relationships

PA CRS Grade Band (PK-K)PA CRS Grade Band (PK-K)
The learner will…
PA CRS Grade Band (PK-K)
Interact in pro-social ways (e.g., reciprocal conversation, turn taking, sharing) with peers and adults.
  • Engage in reciprocal conversation with familiar peers and adults
  • Respond to familiar adult's questions and directions
  • Interact with others for a purpose
  • Play cooperatively for a sustained period of time
  • Respect feelings and belongings of others
  • Help
  • Share
  • Take turns
  • Answer adults' questions and follow directions
  • Play with my friends for 20 minutes or more
  • Accept when others are happy, sad, mad, etc.
  • Accept that others have items that belong to them
​Identify similarities and differences between self and others.
  • Identify specific characteristics of self and others
  • Classify similarities between self and others
  • Demonstrate respect for children's difference. (e.g., including differences in thoughts and feelings)
  • Label personal characteristics
  • Explain what is the same and different between others and me
  • Understand and accept that others look different from me
  • Describe how I look and talk
​Engage in reciprocal communication with peers and adults
  • Provide responses related to topic posed by adults and peers
  • Communicate using detail related to topic
  • Allow wait time before responding
  • Engage in turn taking when communicating with others
  • Interact and respond to my friends
  • Interact and respond to adults
  • Take turns when talking to others
Recognize that conflict occurs and identify ways to respond.
  • Use words and actions to express one's own desires in ways that respect others
  • Identify a problem and discuss possible solutions
  • Solve simple conflicts with peers (e.g., share, take turns, apologize, try something else, ask for help)
  • Use words to negotiate conflicts before seeking help
  • Use my words and actions in a kind way to share what I want
  • Identify a problem and how I might solve it
  • Share things
  • Take turns
  • Try something new
  • Ask for help
PA CRS Grade Band (1-5)PA CRS Grade Band (1-5)
The learner will…
PA CRS Grade Band (1-5)
​Explain ways to establish relationships that are positive and supportive of others.
  • Identify strategies to build relationships
  • Describe how pro-social behavior builds positive and supportive relationships
  • Identify effective individual and group interactions (e.g. consensus building, establishing ground rules, listening to others, communicating effectively)
  • Explain how to build relationships
  • Explain how positive actions build healthy relationships
  • Describe helpful strategies in interactions others
​Demonstrate respect for the uniqueness of others.
  • Compare and contrast unique characteristics of self and others
  • Acknowledge that the thoughts and feelings of others may differ from self
  • Recognize others' abilities and strengths
  • Explain how I am similar and unique from others
  • Accept that others may think and feel differently than I do
  • Identify strengths of others
Select and utilize expressive communication strategies (e.g., tone, body language, facial expressions) with an understanding of its effect on others.
  • Utilize communication strategies with regard to audience
  • Explain how non-verbal communication may impact others
  • Vary my communication to meet needs of audience
  • Explain how my body language can send a message
​Identify multiple ways to solve conflicts and practice solving problems.
  • Determine possible solutions to resolve conflicts
  • Evaluate others' ideas on strategies to solve a conflict
  • Acknowledge one's part in managing and resolving conflict (e.g., staying calm, listening to all sides, being open to different solutions)
  • List different ways to solve a conflict
  • Consider people's ideas on how to solve a conflict
  • Identify strategies to resolve a conflict

C. Social Problem-Solving Skills

PA CRS Grade Band (PK-K)PA CRS Grade Band (PK-K)
The learner will…
PA CRS Grade Band (PK-K)
​Acknowledge the consequences of choices.
  • Explain how actions have an impact on self and others
  • Explain school rules and consequences
  • Identify how self-care practices affect oneself
  • Describe how my actions can affect others
  • Explain what school rules mean
  • Explain how my taking care of myself makes others feel
​Identify similarities and differences of various social contexts.
  • Transition between places and people with minimal distress
  • Apply behavioral rules to new situations
  • Adjust to changes in routines and activities
  • Move calmly from place to place during the school day
  • Follow different rules in different classrooms
​Recognize and respond to the feelings of others.
  • Identify cues that may indicate what others are feeling
  • Respond with empathy to others
  • Offer assistance when someone needs help
  • Identify the feelings of others (e.g., happy, sad, mad)
  • React with kindness to the feelings of peers and adults
  • Help others in need
PA CRS Grade Band (1-5)PA CRS Grade Band (1-5)
The learner will…
PA CRS Grade Band (1-5)
​Identify consequences of a decision to oneself and others prior to action.
  • Identify possible outcomes prior to making a decision
  • Explain how a decision's outcome will affect others
  • Identify how self-care practices affect oneself and others
  • Anticipate how a situation can play out before making decision
  • Explain how a decision can affect others
  • Explain how taking care of myself affects myself and others
​Identify possible behaviors and anticipate reaction in response to a specific social context.
  • Describe how one may react in familiar and unfamiliar contexts
  • Describe how differing social settings may require different responses
Describe how a setting may alter my behavior
Respond to others given a sense of the others' point of view.
  • Demonstrate active listening techniques to gain a deeper understanding of other's point of view
  • Respond to others based on an understanding of their needs and preferences
  • Listen to others to gain an understanding of their perspective
  • Demonstrate that I am listening to others' point of view.
  • Acknowledge needs of others as I interact with them