Too Good for Drugs Grade 5 Resources

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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 5 program is divided into two units.  Unit 1 teaches five core socio-emotional skills.  Unit 2 introduces information about alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, and the effects of their use on the body.

 

Unit 1: Skill Development

 

Lesson 1:  Goal Setting

Students learn how to set and reach personal goals.  Students also set a short-term goal using the goal-naming criteria.

 

Lesson 2:  Decision Making

Students learn to plan their actions, evaluate their choices, and problem solve using the steps for responsible decision making.

 

Lesson 3:  Identifying and Managing Emotions

Students learn to recognize and manage their emotions using healthy strategies. Students identify the relationship between feelings and behavior.

 

Lesson 4:  Effective Communication

Students learn and apply effective communication skills to handle conflict peacefully, share feelings and ideas with others, and enhance cooperation in order to maintain positive relationships.

 

Lesson 5:  Bonding and Relationships

Students compare healthy and unhealthy friendship qualities and learn the benefits of bonding with others.  Students also apply effective communication skills to support and encourage others.

 

 

Unit 2:  Skill Application

 

Lesson 6:  Managing Mistakes

Students identify negative reactions to personal mistakes and disappointment and learn to use positive self-talk to manage and overcome mistakes.

Lesson 7:  Peer Pressure Refusal

Students learn and apply peer pressure refusal strategies.  

 

Lesson 8:  Effects of Alcohol Use

Students learn the effects of alcohol use on the brain and body, as well as the effect of alcohol use on the ability to reach goals.  Students also practice using peer pressure refusal strategies in a variety of situations involving alcohol.

 

Lesson 9:  Effects of Tobacco/Nicotine Use

Students learn the effects of nicotine and tobacco on the brain and body.  Students also practice using peer pressure refusal strategies in a variety of situations involving tobacco and nicotine.

 

Lesson 10:  Effects of Marijuana Use

Students learn the effects of marijuana use on the brain and body, as well as the effect of marijuana use on the ability to reach goals.  Students recall and apply goal setting, decision making, effective communication, and emotion and relationship management skills.

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 toogoodprograms.org. 

 

Sincerely,

Caitlin Shea

Prevention Educator, Ulster Prevention Council

cshea@familyservicesny.org

Downloadable Worksheets

Please note that unfortunately only the Home Workouts are available in Spanish.

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.  Please note that Home Workout 6 is from an updated version of the program and does not correspond with the video lesson on this page.

Spanish

English

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.

Journaling Prompts

For each lesson topic there are several journaling prompts that students can choose from.  The journaling prompts 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.

Lesson Videos

Please have a pencil and notebook or Too Good for Drugs workbook out to take notes while watching the videos.

***Lesson 5 is split into two videos due to size.

Part 1
Lesson 5 Part 2

***Lesson 10 is split into two videos due to size.

Part 1
Lesson 10 Part 2