Lunch Bunch

To complement Responsive Classroom, students participate in first grade snack groups and a series of friendships talks in the second grade, while Lunch Bunch begins in third grade and continues into fourth grade.

These small group discussions cover a variety of social topics such as joining a group, expressing your feelings, responding to teasing, handling group pressure, feeling excluded, speaking up for yourself, and changing friendships.

Lunch Bunch gives students an opportunity to role play and practice social skills in smaller group setting. Students help each other solve friendship problems. Groups are divided by gender and meet weekly for 3 - 4 weeks. Most students participate in 2 - 3 rotations of Lunch Bunch a year.

Additionally, the School psychologist will meet with students individually and in groups as needed to determine or address the social-emotional needs of students.