Classroom Guidance Topics

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.

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

Fourth 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