Welcome to Guidance
Wisdom- is finding out what you should do and doing it.
Weekly Activities for August
8/5-8/11 Activity- Have students draw a picture of what or who helps them know how to make the wise choice. Discuss all of the different ways we can know what we should do in situations when we aren’t sure.
8/12-818 Activity- Parents lead students in a game. Have them move to the right side of the room if they choose the first answer or the left side if they choose the second answer.
Eat a butterfly or a cricket?
Run five miles or crawl five miles?
Read for three hours or listen to music for 3 hours?
Visit the beach or a big city?
Smell a skunk or listen to an alarm clock go off for an hour?
Sleep for an entire week or be awake for an entire year?
Tell the truth and get in trouble or lie and stay out of trouble?
Tell your parents you made a bad choice or tell your parents your sibling made a bad choice?
Hang out with fun people who make unwise decisions or hang out with different friends who make wise decisions?
Wrap Up: Some of these things would never happen, but by the end the questions were more about wise choices. Wisdom- finding out what we should do and doing it
Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year!
Classroom Guidance Lessons will be designed to encourage students’ academic, social/emotional and career awareness. Students will learn how to develop peer relationships, effective social skills, decision-making skills, effective communication, and explore safe and healthy choices. Students will also learn various coping strategies and ways to handle various challenges through:
Large and small group hands-on activities
Classroom Guidance Topics
August- Intro to Guidance/ Wisdom/Bully Prevention
October- Integrity / Drug/Alcohol Prevention/Decision-Making
April- Peace/Career Awareness
Small Group Counseling- is provided through referrals from parents, teachers, counselors, or students. Sessions are held during the school day at a time the child’s teacher agrees would be best. Sessions are typically 30 mins. and parental permission is required.
Individual Counseling- is provided through referrals from parents, teachers, counselors, or students. The school counselor works one-on-one with the student to help them work through social/emotional and / or academic struggles that are negatively affecting their academic performance. Sessions are typically 30 mins. and parental permission is required