5th Grade Program

Journey of Respect

Seasons of Respect – Program Model information

A classroom-based anti-bullying program for 5th graders throughout the state of Delaware, Seasons of Respect invites children to examine their feelings and values about respect and internalize positive attitudes and behaviors when dealing with their peers and others.  It is a highly interactive program that runs over 8 sessions and involves children in a variety of exercises and activities to foster the development of respectful behaviors.

Seasons of Respect Sessions and Brief Descriptions



Workshop #1 — The Concept of Respect

Students will explore what respect means to them and why it is


Workshop #2 — Respectful Listening

Develop students’ understanding of the connection between listening and respect.


Workshop #3 — Emotions in the Classroom (Part 1)

Verbalize connections between emotions and respect, show comprehension of basic emotions by classifying emotions according to feeling type, learn definitions for several new emotion words.


Workshop #4 — Emotions in the Classroom (Part 2)

Students explore the range of emotions they want to encourage and eliminate from the classroom.  They decide which emotions most related to respect that they particularly want to foster.


Workshop #5 — Conflict Resolution

Identify the negative impacts on others if students in a classroom are on the “disrespect escalator”. Identify conflict resolution strategies and classify those strategies into categories they can all recognize:  “Dangerous Problem”, “It’s Too Much”, “Talk It Out”, “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff”.


Workshop #6 — Bully Prevention

Become aware of many types of discrimination that students may have observed or been subject to without thinking about it. Determine the difference between discrimination and bullying. Realize that there are no innocent bystanders and that each of them can help stop bullying.


Workshop #7 — Labeling

Realize that labeling is a common phenomenon and there are many different ways we can label others: some feel good, and some feel bad. Connect the concept of “labeling” with that of “stereotyping” and explore some of the ways that we stereotype others and that we may have been stereotyped and how these might feel.


Workshop #8 — Reflection and Celebration

Reflect upon the workshop series with students. Show respect and appreciation for students’ work by celebrating their completion of this workshop series and giving each participant a completion certificate.

Seasons of Respect 5th Grade School Partners 2012/2013

New Castle County

  • Hanby Elementary, Wilmington
  • Odyssey Charter, Wilmington
  • Richardson Park Elementary, Wilmington
  • Claymont Elementary, Claymont

Kent County

  • Holy Cross, Dover

Sussex County

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

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 x17 or via email.