School Counseling Programs Page

  • 1st – 5th Grade Classroom Guidance Curriculum Highlights:

    1st Grade (w/ written parental permission)

    •  Personal Safety: bicycle, guns, saying “no” to strangers, asking permission
    • Touching Safety: safe/unsafe touches, saying “no” to unwanted/unsafe touches, telling a grownup
    • Assertiveness and Support: standing up for yourself, bullies, telling an adult

     2nd Grade

    • Empathy Training: identifying feelings, introduce I-messages & empathic response
    • Anger Management: anger triggers, dealing with put-downs/criticism, consequences
    • Assertiveness and Support: definition of bullies, standing up for yourself against bullies, being left out, introduction to problem-solving, seeking grownup help

     3rd Grade (w/ written parental permission)

    • Personal Safety: safe walking, fire safety, gun safety, saying “no” to strangers
    • Touching Safety: identifying safe/unsafe touches, “no”-run-tell, telling touching secrets
    • Assertiveness and Support: talking it out, problem-solving, harassment, knowing what to do

      4th Grade

    • Empathy Training: identifying feelings, preferences, perceptions, intentions, fairness, active listening, expressing concern, accepting differences
    • Impulse Control: interpersonal problem-solving, keeping a promise, making conversation, dealing with fear, taking responsibility for actions, peer pressure
    • Anger Management: anger triggers, relaxation, self-talk, dealing with put-downs/ criticism, being left-out, accepting consequences

      5th Grade

    • Exploring Careers: What Would I Be Good At: personalities, interests, and the connection between the two and career satisfaction, different types of jobs for all personality types, identify careers that fit the student’s personality and interests
    • Personal Safety: follow-up and review
    • Middle School Transition: information session, middle school visit/tour

    In addition to classroom guidance curriculum, small group or individual counseling activities may be provided, as needed, on the following subjects:

    • Understanding self and others
    • Changing families
    • Grief and loss
    • Making friends
    • Students with militarily deployed family members
    • Self-esteem
    • Anger management
    • Middle School Transition
    • Other topics determined by need

     **Please note: Written parental consent is required prior to your child’s attendance in personal safety training and/or small group participation. **

    Susan Thon, School Counselor

    thon.susan@westada.org

    855-4100