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Elementary School Guidance

Individual Counseling Counseling words

Some students can benefit from one-on-one counseling regarding academic, social, or emotional challenges.

Small Group Counseling

A variety of small groups are offered to students who may benefit from spending some extra time developing academic, social, or emotional skills along with their peers, and to students who are coping with similar life situations. Groups can have anywhere from 2-8 members and usually meet once a week during specified times for several weeks.

Small Group Options

Swimming in a Sea of Friends: this small group counseling program aims to empower students to maintain positive friendships by teaching key friendship social skills such as conversation skills, listening skills, playing fair, accepting others, conflict resolution, and more! KG-4

Worry Warriors: this small group counseling program aims to teach important skills to manage anxiety/worry and allows practice of those skills in the moment. 1-4

Chill Out- Anger Management: this small group counseling program aims to teach those social emotional learning skills to help students with identifying anger triggers, calming strategies, coping skills for angry emotions, and more. KG-4

Zen Kids: this small group counseling program aims to promote mindfulness in upper elementary-aged students, focusing on mindful breathing, mindful eating, mindful walking, non-judgment/self-acceptance, grounding, patience, letting go, gratitude, and more! 3-4

#controlmeself: this small group counseling program empowers elementary students to engage in self control strategies! Students learn strategies for delayed gratification, body control, taking turns, attending to auditory and visual cues, filtering thoughts, and more! This group is perfect for your wiggle worm students who may struggle with impulse control and need direct instruction with strategies to help them succeed in the classroom and in peer relationships. KG-4

Building Champions: a fun-filled game plan to help boys of upper elementary school age build trust, respect, and peer connections. Building Champions covers the topics boys most want and need to become better friends, classmates, and citizens. 3-4

Classroom Guidance Lessons

I visit each grade level every other week throughout the school year and have the chance to interact with every student during these lessons.  Lessons typically last 30 minutes in length and cover topics such as school readiness skills, understanding feelings of self and others, problem solving skills, friendship skills, and study skills.

Kindergarten Lessons

  • School Counselor Introduction: Tool Kit
  • Active Listening
  • Character Lesson: Trust
  • Personal Space Camp
  • Character Lesson: Courage
  • Understanding Feelings
  • Character Lesson: Honor
  • Character Lesson: Joy
  • Healthy Choices
  • Character Lesson: Knowledge
  • Bullying: Trouble on the Playground
  • Character Lesson: Creativity
  • Character Lesson: Forgiveness
  • Career Lesson
  • Safe Touch
  • Character Lesson: Humility
  • Character Lesson: Determination

1st Grade Lessons

  • School Counselor Introduction
  • Character Lesson: Trust
  • Bucket Fillers
  • Character Lesson: Courage
  • Tattling
  • Character Lesson: Honor
  • Healthy Choices 
  • Character Lesson: Joy
  • Coping with Worries
  • Coping with Anger
  • Character Lesson: Knowledge
  • Character Lesson: Creativity
  • Bullying
  • Character Lesson: Forgiveness
  • Career Lesson
  • Protective Behaviors
  • Character Lesson: Humility
  • Character Lesson: Determination

2nd Grade Lessons

  • School Counselor Introduction
  • Character Lesson: Trust
  • Healthy Choices at School
  • Character Lesson: Courage
  • Character Lesson: Honor
  • Zones of Regulation
  • Character Lesson: Joy
  • Size of the Problem and Size of the Reaction
  • Character Lesson: Knowledge
  • Character Lesson: Creativity
  • Relaxation Techniques
  • Character Lesson: Forgiveness
  • Career Lesson
  • Summer Safety
  • Character Lesson: Humility
  • Character Lesson: Determination

3rd Grade Lessons

  • School Counselor Introduction
  • Character Lesson: Trust
  • Honesty: Truth Juice Activity
  • Character Lesson: Courage
  • Character Lesson: Honor
  • Elf-Esteem
  • Character Lesson: Joy
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Character Lesson: Knowledge
  • Perspective: Expected and Unexpected Behaviors
  • Zones of Relaxation
  • Character Lesson: Creativity
  • Character Lesson: Forgiveness
  • Career Lesson
  • Character Lesson: Humility
  • Character Lesson: Determination

4th Grade Lessons

  • School Counselor Introduction
  • Learner Resume: Strengths and Personal Information
  • Rude, Mean, Bullying: Bullying Lesson
  • Learner Resume: Goal Setting
  • Learner Resume: Ways I Help
  • Learner Resume: Learning Styles Inventory
  • Learner Resume:  Career Cluster Inventory
  • Learner Resume: Positive Influences and When I Grow Up
  • Learner Resume: Year in Review
  • Learner Resume: Multiple Intelligence Inventory
  • Learner Resume: My Character Traits and Proudest Accomplishment
  • 4th Grade Student Parent Education and Career Conference