Guidance Lessons

September to November


Topic: Personal Growth and Wellness

Goal: Identifying Feelings

1st Grade

Topic: Safe touches/Personal Space

Goal: Identifying safe and appropriate behaviors/touches

2nd Grade

Topic: Social and Emotional Health

Goal: Identifying appropriate ways to prevent and resolve conflicts using "I messages"

3rd Grade

Topic: Accepting Differences in Others / Special Needs

Goal: Compassion and acceptance

4th Grade

Topic: Resolving Conflicts and Strengthening Relationships

Goal: Identifying effective communication skills when responding to conflict/disagreements

5th Grade


Topic: Bullying/Different Types of Conflict

Goal: Identifying strategies to prevent and resolve different types of conflict

December to March

1st Grade

Topic: Effective Decision Making Skills

Goal: Explain what decision making is and why it is advantageous to think before acting

2nd Grade

Topic: Coping Skills

Goal: Explain healthy ways of coping with common stressful situations experienced by children

3rd Grade

Topic: Character Building

Goal: Determine how attitudes and assumptions toward individuals with disabilities may negatively or positively impact them thoughts, feelings, health decisions and behaviors.

4th Grade

Topic: Community Health Skills

Goal: Determine how family, peers technology, culture, and the media influence thoughts, feelings, health decisions and behaviors

5th Grade

Topic: Healthy Relationships

Goal: Compare and Contrast how families may change over time


1st Grade

Topic: Character Building-Community Health

Goal: Explain the meaning of character and how it is reflected in the thoughts, feelings, and actions of oneself and others

-Identify types of disabilities and demonstrate appropriate behavior when interacting with people with disabilities.

2nd Grade

Topic: Community Health

Goal: Compare and contrast different kinds of families locally and globally

- Distinguish the roles and responsibilities of different family members

- Determine the factors that contribute to healthy relationships

4th Grade

Topic: Family Life

Goal: Explain how families typically share common values, provide love and emotional support, and set boundaries and limits

-Explain why healthy relationships are fostered in some families and not others

5th Grade

Topic: Community Health Skills - Positive Character Traits

Goal: Determine how an individual's character develops over time and impacts personal health

-Explain how character and core ethical values can be useful in addressing challenging situations

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