Counseling Core Curriculum
Kindergarten - Respecting Myself and Others
Students will be introduced to several puppet friends who help them learn about making new friends, appreciating differences, and expressing feelings. In addition, Kindergarten students will begin learning about personal safety.
First Grade - Making S'More Friends, A Camping Adventure
In first grade there is an emphasis on making and keeping friends. Children will go on a camping adventure in their classroom. Sitting around the campfire, the students will learn to appreciate differences, express their feelings to friends, and solve friendship problems.
Second Grade - We Can Work It Out!
Developmental lessons begin by focusing on embracing all kinds of friends. Skills and strategies are taught to help students initiate friendships and solve conflicts among friends. Personal safety is also revisited.
Third Grade - We Are the Same and Different
The third grade curriculum is designed to allow students to understand and experience human diversity. Throughout the lessons students learn the value of human differences. The concepts of race, ethnicity, gender, and socio-economic status are introduced. The third grade lessons also incorporate a culminating experiential activity developed to increase understanding through application and participation.
Fourth Grade - I Can Handle It!
Students in fourth grade work with the school counselor to understand and identify stress in their lives. Students discuss the effects of stress and learn several stress management techniques. The concept of multiple intelligences will also be introduced with a focus on career awareness. Counselors will work with the students as they transition to Skyview Upper Elementary School.