325 Plymouth Street NW
Olympia, WA 98502
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Elementary School

Garfield Social Skills and Talk It Out Programs

Garfield School has blended two fantastic programs to promote qualities and practices all children and adults find beneficial. Our staff, families, and school community are using the same language to encourage and remind each other of qualities and behaviors that promote good citizenship and conflict resolution.

Our school emphasizes the importance of these social skills by recognizing students at assemblies held twice a month. These students have been selected (often by their classmates ) as those who best exemplify the qualities of the month. For example September's focus was on the social skills of FRIENDSHIP AND CARING.

Garfield staff also finds the “Talk It Out” program a successful way to have kids problem solve. In September, classmates role play situations they might find themselves in and learn a step by step procedure to help resolve conflicts. It works for predicaments big and small.