• Elementary guidance

    is designed to help all students in all areas of growth and development. Classroom guidance is conducted once every two weeks in each classroom K-5, with specifically planned curriculum to meet the needs of all students. Standards and benchmarks are based on the American School Counselors Association Model and include lessons in three domains: Academic, Personal/Social, and Career.

    Classroon Guidance Topics 

    Kindergarten/First Grade

    Role of the counselor:

    Following rules, school readiness  

    Self Worth

    Study skills

    Listening

    Diversity

    Friendship skills – caring, bullying, giving compliments, tolerance

    Manners

    Problem solving

    Handling feelings

    Personal safety

    Naming jobs

    Second/Third Grade

    Problem solving

    Self esteem 

    Decision making

    Study skills

    Dealing with feelings – esp. anger, frustration, worry

    Goal setting

    Teamwork

    Friendship skills – tattling, teasing, solving conflicts, bullying

    Perseverance

    Handling stress

    Taking responsibility for actions

    Self-discipline

    Personal safety

    Jobs – Parents’ work

     
     

    Fogurth Grade

    Competence as learners Study skills

    Learning styles

    Communication skills

    Goal setting

    Self-control

    Careers – interest inventory, nontraditional careers, career clusters

    Friendship skills – bullying, solving conflicts, tolerance

    Handling stress

    Team building

     

    Fifth Grade

     

    Time management

     

    Study skills

     

    Communication skills 

    Bullying

    Conflict resolution

    Anger management

    Careers – personal inventories, positive work habits, lifestyle

    Mistakes and learning

    Roles

    Refusal skills/peer pressure

    Tolerance