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Fifth graders develop an understanding of educational tasks and skills necessary to make a smooth transition to the middle school structure. They write a plan of action for the future setting goals to be successful in school and review it with a school counselor on the forms included.
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Celebrating National School Counseling Week can develop communication for student's academic and personal support.
Fifth graders review definitions of bullying and harassment, respond to real-life bullying scenario from news, television, or movie, brainstorm possible solutions and consequences for negative behavior, and discuss how their peers influence them both positively and negatively.
Twelfth graders examine and evaluate their personal education plans and discuss the importance of life-long learning. They discuss personal education plans and goals and reflect on their own plans, complete a Personal Plan of Study Review worksheet, and write a letter to themselves about the benefits of planning for the future and their life goals that will be mailed to them in five years by the school counselor.
Fifth graders gather information about the roles, responsibilities, skills, and training and education requirements of workers. Then they input this information into a graphic organizer chart and identify the similarities and differences in the careers. Students alos analyze the information for each group member as compared to their own findings.
Eleventh graders explore, analyze and study how to make decisions and act as responsible members of society. They role-play several scenarios of enactments of individuals making choices for resolving conflict while respecting others.
Fifth graders engage in a lesson that is concerned with the transition to Middle School with the help of the school counselor. They are taught about the requirements of changing different classes throughout the day and practice opening a combination lock for a locker.
First graders explore and discuss how someone feels when they are not in a safe place or situation and how someone might react when put in an unsafe situation. They view a demonstration performed by puppets that express good and bad touches.
Students discuss the responsibilities of advancing in grade and participating in more activities. In this grade transition lesson, students watch a 'ball juggling' demonstration to visually identify the responsibilities they have as students. Students complete an activity log about their own responsibilities and activities. Students discuss time management and prioritizing. Students create a plan for complete their daily tasks.
Students read profiles of the various generations of Hispanics living in the United States. In groups, they examine the numbers of Hispanics either getting into trouble at school or becoming pregnant while still in school. To end the lesson, they read a case study and answer comprehension questions about the actions needed to help young mothers.
Eighth graders examine what they need to do to meet their career goals. They design a four to six year plan for the classes they need to take in high school after listening to high school mentor tell about their experiences with this activity. They include a journal entry in their career folding that explains their hopes for the future.
Students examine the amount of bullying going on in today's society. They watch a video and discuss ways of dealing with a bully. They answer questions to end the lesson.
Students develop their self-awareness. In this personal health lesson, students respond to discussion questions, create personal timelines, design personal posters, and write autobiographies to foster better understanding of themselves and one another.
Eighth graders discuss their plans for after high school and complete a portfolio. Individually, they use the information from their portfolio to create puzzle pieces of their past to help them plan their future. In groups, they put their puzzle pieces together to develop their plan.
Fourth graders conceptualize the value of respect for self, and give examples and non-examples. They describe how things could have been done differently within the family or the community for non-examples. Students conceptualize the value of respect for family and community members, and give examples and non-examples.
Students watch and discuss a video about teens living in and around New York and how 9-11 changed their lives. They answer discussion questions, read and discuss newspaper/magazine articles, take a self-test on depression, and create a 9-11 memorial.
Analyze community issues and design a theme-based project to meet community needs. They plan, set goals, problem solve, make decisions, and practice interpersonal communication while working on this project. They develop a timeline for activities in the project and set a date for implementation of the community service project.
Students identify professions in the community that are aimed at helping one another. They discuss the ways to be a friend and what types of jobs are helping jobs (doctors, nurses, police officers, fire fighters, teachers, etc.)
Seventh graders write scripts for scenarios to be "re-solutioned". One re-solution scenario will be role played for whole class. They also identify what personal responsibility means and who is responsible in taking personal responsibility. Finally, 7th graders actively participate in work of team via such activity as: contributing real-life conflict scenario(s) with peers, a parent, or a teacher or volunteering to write scenarios on cards.