Too Good for Drugs Grade 4 Resources

A Letter From Ms. Shea:

Dear Parent/Guardian,


On this page are some resources to support a social and emotional learning program called Too Good for Drugs.  This program is designed to develop the skills children need to make healthy choices and achieve success.  The program was developed by the Mendez Foundation – a leader in K-12 educational programs.  On this page you will find downloadable worksheets and videos with information on each lesson (see lesson topics listed below).  These resources are not meant to replace the Too Good for Drugs program, but to support student’s social-emotional education during this difficult time. 


The goal of Too Good for Drugs is to build children’s socio-emotional skills and empower them to be strong leaders, make healthy choices, and be more resistant to peer pressure and peer influence.  Children who learn and use the skills taught in this program are more likely to have a positive attitude, make good decisions, get along with peers, and do better in school.


The Too Good for Drugs Grade 4 program is divided into two units.  Unit 1 teaches five core socio-emotional skills.  Unit 2 introduces information about alcohol, tobacco, prescription drugs, and the effects of their use on the body.


Unit 1


Lesson 1:  Goal Setting

Students learn how to set and reach personal goals.  Students also learn to identify resources that can help them reach a personal goal.


Lesson 2:  Decision Making

Students learn how to think through a problem and make a responsible decision.


Lesson 3:  Identifying and Managing Emotions

Students learn to recognize and manage their emotions using healthy strategies. 


Lesson 4:  Effective Communication

Students learn how to communicate clearly, listen actively, and ask for help.


Lesson 5:  Bonding and Relationships

Students learn how to make and keep healthy friendships.


Unit 2


Lesson 6:  Peer Pressure Refusal

Students learn and apply peer pressure refusal strategies.


Lesson 7:  Effects of Alcohol Use

Students learn the effects of alcohol on the brain and body.


Lesson 8:  Effects of Tobacco Use

Students learn the short-term and long-term effects of tobacco use.


Lesson 9:  Understanding the Safe Use of Medicine

Students learn to differentiate safe and unsafe use of prescription and over-the-counter medicines.


Lesson 10:  Healthy Choices

Students identify how healthy choices can impact lifelong wellness and review information from the past 9 lessons.

Please email me at the email listed below if you have any questions about any of the resources on this page.  You can also visit the Mendez Foundation’s website at 



Caitlin Shea

Prevention Educator, Ulster Prevention Council

Downloadable Worksheets

At Home Learning Activity Worksheets

These worksheets are designed to support and practice skills in language arts, social studies, vocabulary, and art.  There is a worksheet for each week.  The worksheets do not needed to be printed.  Students are able to complete the prompts on a separate sheet of paper.

Click on the PDF button above to access the worksheets.  Please note that clicking the button will open a new page where you have the option to download the worksheet.

Home Workout Activity Sheets

These worksheets are fun activities for adults and kids to complete together.  There is a worksheet for each of the ten lessons.  Some worksheets can be completed without printing, but some will be difficult to complete without printing.

Click on the PDF button above to access the worksheets.  Please note that clicking the button will open a new page where you have the option to download the worksheet.

Lesson Videos

Lesson 7 Part 1

Lesson 7 Part 2

Lesson 9 Part 1

Lesson 9 Part 2

Lesson 10 Part 1

Lesson 10 Part 2