4th Grade Programs

Exploration Respect – Program Model Information

A classroom-based program for 4th graders throughout the state of Delaware, Exploration Respect invites children to examine the importance of respect in friendships, anger, and gratitude. It is a highly interactive program that runs over 7 sessions and involves children in a variety of exercises and activities to foster the development of respectful behaviors.

Exploration Respect Sessions and Brief Descriptions



Workshop #1 — Respect

Students will explore what respect means to them and why it is important in their relationships with friends, school mates and family.

Workshop #2 — Respectful Friendships

Develop student’s understanding of what friendship is and what it means to be a good friend.


Workshop #3 — Friendship and You

Students examine ways to become a more respectful friend and steps to take to admit mistakes. 


Workshop #4 — Feeling Anger

Develop student’s understanding of healthy anger and techniques they can use to diffuse their level of anger.


Workshop #5 — Handling Healthy Anger

Students learn ways to communicate their anger in a healthy way to others and identify conflict resolution skills that can lead to a win/win when dealing with anger situations.


Workshop #6 — Believe in Yourself

Become aware of many internal and external qualities to appreciate about self and realize that there are accomplishments each of us have to be proud of.


Workshop #7 — Respectful Gratitude

Students explore the differences between appreciation, gratitude, and entitlement and examine qualities in others that students appreciate and are grateful to experience.

Seasons of Respect 4th Grade School Partners 2012/2013

New Castle County

  • Hanby Elementary, Wilmington
  • Odyssey Charter, Wilmington
  • Richardson Park Elementary, Wilmington
  • Silver Lake Elementary, Middletown
  • Claymont Elementary, Claymont

Kent County

  • North Dover Elementary, Dover
  • Holy Cross, Dover

Sussex County

  • Carver Academy, Frankford
  • Long Neck Elementary, Long Neck
  • John M. Clayton Elementary, Frankford
  • East Millsboro Elementary, Millsboro
  • Phillip Showell Elementary, Selbyville
  • H.O. Brittingham Elementary, Milton
  • West Seaford Elementary, Seaford

If you are interested in having Seasons of Respect in your school next year, please contact Joanna Carty, Connecting Generations’ Director of Seasons of Respect at 656.2122.17 or via email.