Canton-Galva Elementary School is taking hands on experience by tying social-emotional to their curriculum as part of the Kansas Re-Design program with simple inclusion of a concept called “Families.”

”Families” was a collaborative effort created by the staff for students to learn more about specific social/emotional or character education topics such as kindness, honesty, respect, empathy and emotions.  Each “family” will have students from all grade levels from pre-kindergarten to sixth. The goal of “family” time is to make connections with others and learn skills that will help students in all aspects of their lives, every day.   Through this simple addition, we have seen an increase in the way students interact with one another, positively.