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