Elementary Guidance Lesson Objectives

1st Grade

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

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

2nd Grade

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 7      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

3rd Grade

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

4th Grade

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

5th Grade

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 cyber-citizens 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