School District of

Haverford Township

Elementary Guidance Lesson Objectives

 

FIRST GRADE GUIDANCE OBJECTIVES

DEVELOPING SELF-ESTEEM AND EXPRESSING FEELINGS

 

LESSON 1      To become familiar with the guidance curriculum, characters, rules and

         the counselor’s role

                       

LESSON 2      To keep practicing new tasks and cope effectively with frustration

                       

LESSON 3      To recognize the importance of expressing feelings

 

LESSON 4      To cope with feeling afraid

 

LESSON 5      To learn strategies for handling anger

 

DEVELOPING SKILLS FOR BEGINNING AND SUSTAINING FRIENDSHIP

 

LESSON 6      To develop skills for making friends

 

LESSON 7      To recognize behaviors that support or hurt friendships

 

LESSON 8      To cope with rejection from peers

 

LESSON 9      To accept differences in others

 

LESSON 10    To see the need for rules in games and consequences for breaking the rules

                       

RESOLVING CONFLICTS

 

LESSON 11    To define and identify conflict and identify feelings associated with                                               conflict

                       

LESSON 12    To use I-Messages to communicate in conflict

                       

LESSON 13    To identify and practice solutions to conflict

                       

 

UNDERSTANDING AND COPING WITH TEASING AND BULLYING

                       

LESSON 14    To develop strategies to cope with teasing

                       

LESSON 15    To develop strategies to cope with bullying

 

 

PERSONAL SAFETY                                                                 

 

LESSON 16   To learn and practice the three basic rules of self-protection

                       

LESSON 17   To learn and practice the three basic rules of self-protection and to

                        distinguish between bad secrets and good  surprises

                       

DEVELOPING PROBLEM SOLVING AND RESPONSIBILITY

 

LESSON 18    To accept mistakes as learning experiences

                       

LESSON 19    To accept responsibility for one’s actions

                       

LESSON 20    To be aware of the consequences of stealing

 

SECOND GRADE GUIDANCE OBJECTIVES 

 

DEVELOPING  TOLERANCE  FOR DIFFERENCES

 

LESSON 1      To have the courage to be oneself and accept others

                                               

LESSON 2      To recognize that each person is important

                       

LESSON 3      To recognize and respect the feelings and needs of others

 

COPING WITH CONFLICT, ANGER, MISTAKES AND CHALLENGES

 

LESSON 4      To see one’s part in escalating or reducing conflicts

                       

LESSON 5      To use positive self-talk to build self-esteem

                       

LESSON 6      To use positive self-talk to cope with mistakes

                       

LESSON 8      To identify positive ways of coping with anger

           

LESSON 8      To have the courage to try

                       

UNDERSTANDING AND COPING WITH TEASING

 

LESSON 9      To understand the harmful effects of teasing and bullying, consider

the feelings of others, and see the responsibility of bystanders

                       

LESSON 10    To develop and practice strategies for responding to teasing and

 bullying

               

DEVELOPING PROBLEM SOLVING AND RESPONSIBILITY

 

LESSON 11    To see alternatives when a goal is unrealistic

                       

LESSON 12    To recognize that decisions are sometimes difficult to make

                       

LESSON 13    To understand the consequences of choices

                     

UNDERSTANDING FEELINGS

 

LESSON 14    To recognize that fears of rejection are often exaggerated

                       

LESSON 15    To recognize the futility of worrying

                       

 

PERSONAL AND CYBER SAFETY

 

LESSON 16    To develop assertiveness skills related to personal safety

                       

LESSON 17    To practice personal safety skills

                       

LESSON 18    To introduce cyber-citizenship and internet safety

           

LESSON 19    To apply safety rules to internet use

 

 

EXPRESSING FEELINGS

 

LESSON 20    To select appropriate ways to express feelings

                       

LESSON 21    To become aware that behavior has a purpose

 

THIRD GRADE GUIDANCE OBJECTIVES

 

DEVELOPING SELF-ESTEEM AND EXPRESSING FEELINGS

 

LESSON 1      To develop self-confidence and self-esteem

 

LESSON 2      To express feelings sensitively

 

 

DEVELOPING TOLERANCE FOR DIFFERENCES

 

LESSON 3      To develop sensitivity to human differences

                       

LESSON 4      To recognize ways to include others in a group

 

                       

COPING WITH CHANGES IN FRIENDSHIP

 

LESSON 5      To cope with jealousy and give people a chance

 

                       

UNDERSTANDING AND COPING WITH TEASING

 

LESSON 6      To understand reasons for teasing

                       

LESSON 7      To identify strategies to respond to teasing and bullying

 

 

COPING WITH ANXIETY

 

LESSON 8     To understand anxiety and the symptoms and personal sources of anxiety

 

LESSON 9     To understand the cognitive basis of anxiety and develop reasoning

thoughts and strategies

 

 

PERSONAL AND CYBER SAFETY

 

LESSON 10    To identify ways of coping with potentially dangerous situations

                       

LESSON 11   To review cyber-citizenship and define internet safety         

 

LESSON 12    To learn safety rules about sharing information in cyberspace

 

LESSON 13    To learn rules of “netiquette” for electronic communication

 

LESSON 14    To identify safe screen names and apply internet safety rules to internet use.

 

 

COPING WITH ANGER AND RESOLVING CONFLICTS  

 

LESSON 15    To recognize what anger is and identify personal sources of anger

                       

LESSON 16    To identify positive ways to manage anger

                       

LESSON 17    To recognize conflict and identify feelings associated with conflict

 

LESSON 18    To identify conflict resolution styles

 

LESSON 19   To identify communication skills for resolving conflicts

 

LESSON 20    To practice I-Messages for communicating in conflicts

 

 

FOURTH GRADE GUIDANCE OBJECTIVES

 

UNDERSTANDING AND COPING WITH TEASING AND BULLYING

 

LESSON 1      To understand the purposes of behavior

 

LESSON 2      To develop an acceptance of diversity

 

LESSON 3      To develop empathy

 

LESSON 4      To recognize the differences between humorous and hurtful 

 teasing and to identify the reasons why people tease

                         

LESSON 5      To understand gossip and the consequences of gossip

 

LESSON 6      To identify the difference between teasing and bullying

           

LESSON 7      To understand bullying and the consequences of bullying

           

LESSON 8      To identify strategies that victims, bullies, and bystanders can

                        take to address bullying

                                               

LESSON 9      To identify and practice strategies to respond to teasing and bullying

 

 

UNDERSTANDING AND COPING WITH STRESS

 

LESSON 10    To identify and recognize stress

                       

LESSON 11    To identify sources of stress and feelings associated with stress

 

LESSON 12    To identify and practice ways of coping with stress

                       

 

PERSONAL AND CYBER SAFETY

 

LESSON 13    To recognize and identify positive strategies for coping with

                        potentially dangerous situations

                       

LESSON 14   To distinguish between private and personal information and identify the

consequences of sharing it on the internet

 

LESSON 15   To identify strong passwords to protect privacy and positive strategies for coping

with uncomfortable situations on the internet

 

LESSON 16    To apply rules of internet safety to electronic communication

 

LESSON 17    To define and respond to cyberbullying

                        To develop empathy for targets of cyberbullying

                         

CAREER DEVELOPMENT

 

LESSON 18    To learn multiple intelligences and relate them to career choices

 

 

RESOLVING CONFLICTS AND COPING WITH ANGER

 

LESSON 19   To recognize one’s role in creating  or  reducing  conflict

 

LESSON  20  To review strategies for handling anger

 

FIFTH GRADE GUIDANCE OBJECTIVES

 

APPRECIATING AND ACCEPTING DIVERSITY

 

LESSON 1   To identify and recognize stereotypes

 

LESSON 2    To identify and examine prejudice

 

LESSON 3    To identify and analyze kinds of discriminating behavior

 

LESSON 4    To develop sensitivity to human differences (e.g., disabilities)

 

LESSON 5    To develop sensitivity to cultural and ethnic differences

 

LESSON 6    To develop awareness of gender stereotypes

 

 

DEVELOPING AN OPTIMISTIC EXPLANATORY STYLE

 

LESSON 7   To identify one’s current explanatory style and to define optimism and

                     pessimism

 

LESSON 8   To identify four types of irrational thinking

 

LESSON 9   To substitute positive self-talk for negative self-talk

 

 

PERSONAL SAFETY, CYBERBULLYING AND INTERNET SAFETY

 

LESSON 10   To identify and practice assertiveness skills

 

LESSON 11   To recognize and cope with potentially dangerous situations

 

LESSON 12   To review the definition of cyberbullying and identify examples

 

LESSON 13   To review responsibility as cybercitizens and respond to cyberbullying

 

LESSON 14   To respond to cyberbullying and apply strategies to cyberbullying situations

 

LESSON 15   To understand the legal and social consequences of cyberbullying

 

CAREER DEVELOPMENT

 

LESSON 16   To develop awareness of personal abilities, skills, and interests as they relate to

job activities

 

LESSON 17   To connect job activities to career choices

 

HANDLING PEER PRESSURE

 

LESSON 18   To recognize the need to develop steps for resisting peer pressure

                       

LESSON 19   To learn the steps for decision making

                       

LESSON 20   To learn the difference between tattling and telling and identify

    sources  of help

 

                       

 

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