• 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