Elementary Guidance Curriculum

I meet with all classes, K-5, for guidance lessons on a rotation schedule.  As a district, all counselors follow the same guidance focus/objectives. Though it is our recommendation for all students to participate, we understand there are situations where a parent/guardian may feel their child would be best serviced by declining a particular lesson. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

 

Anti-Bullying
1. Identify forms of bullying
2. Understand steps to protect yourself from bullying
3. Identify the role of the bystander
4. Understand steps to report bullying
 
Personal Safety
1. Identify safe and unsafe touch/behaviors
2. Identify the various forms of abuse (physical, verbal, emotional and sexual).
3. Know who/when to tell
4. Identify stereotypical offenders (same sex/opposite sex, age differences)
5. Identify assertive responses to potential abusers
 
Respect
1. Define respect
2. Identify strategies:
    • Follow the Golden Rule
    • Be tolerant of differences
    • Don’t threaten, hit, or hurt anyone
    • Use good manners, not bad language
    • Be considerate of the feelings of others
    • Deal peacefully with anger, insults, and disagreements
3. Apply knowledge and skills in real life situations
 
Caring
1. Define caring
2. Identify strategies:
    • Be kind
    • Be compassionate and show you care
    • Express gratitude
    • Forgive others
    • Help people in need
3. Apply knowledge and skills in real life situations
  
Responsibility
1. Define responsibility
2. Identify strategies:
    • Do what you are supposed to do
    • Be diligent (keep on trying)
    • Always do your best
    • Use self-control
    • Be self-disciplined
    • Be accountable for your choices
    • Think before you act—consider consequences
3. Apply knowledge and skills in real life situations
 
Fairness
1. Define fairness
2. Identify strategies:
    • Play by the rules
    • Take turns and share
    • Be open minded; listen to others
    • Don’t take advantage of others
    • Don’t blame others carelessly
3. Apply knowledge and skills in real life situations 
 
Career Awareness
1. Identify career path options
2. Learn about traditional and non-traditional occupations
3. Learn how education and training are needed to achieve career goals
 
Trustworthiness
1. Define trustworthy
2. Identify strategies:
    • Be honest
    • Build a good reputation
    • Have courage to do the right thing
    • Be reliable- do what you say you will do
    • Be loyal- stand by your family, friends and country
3. Apply knowledge and skills in real life situations 
 
Citizenship 
1. To help children realize the value of citizenship:
    • Showing respect for the flags
    • Making the community a better place
    • Taking care of the environment
    • Being ready to cooperate
    • Obeying rules and laws
 
 

 

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