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Elementary Guidance Curriculum


KA.1: Understand responsibilities of being a student worker in school.
KC.1: Identify areas of interest and one's unique abilities.
KC.2: Demonstrate awareness of careers in the community.
KP.1: Identify areas of interest and one's unique abilities.
KP.2: Identify and appropriately express various feeling words.
KP.3: Distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate behavior in school.
KP.4: Use appropriate communication skills to ask for help when needed.
KP.5: Demonstrate awareness of empathy and bully prevention skills and strategies.

1A.1: Demonstrate positive work habits by paying attention, following directions, and completing tasks.
1A.2: Understand the importance of goal setting.
1A.3: Understand that mistakes are essential to the learning process.
1C.1: Develop an understanding of roles and contributions of workers in school, home, and community.
1C.2: Identify personal skills, abilities, and interests in the areas of academic, career, and personal/social development.
1P.1: Describe how to express feelings in constructive ways (i.e. "I statements.")
1P.2: Demonstrate an awareness of the importance of personal safety (i.e. Know telephone number, home address, emergency contact information, safety plan, Stranger Danger.)
1P.3: Identify situations requiring adult professional help (tattling vs. reporting.)
1P.4: Demonstrate awareness of empathy and bully prevention skills.

2A.1: Demonstrate goal-setting steps.
2A.2: Recognize the relationship between goal setting and accomplishing work.
2A.3: Achieve academic success by working independently.
2A.4: Identify test-taking skills to be utilized.
2C.1: Learn about the variety of traditional and non-traditional occupations in a changing work place.
2C.2: Identify resource people in the school and community and know how to seek their help.
2P.1: Identify forms of communication (e.g., listening, speaking, body language, etc.)
2P.2: Demonstrate awareness of diverse differences.
2P.3: Understand how to make and keep friends.
2P.4: Recognize how personal behavior affects group dynamics and show how to work cooperatively.
2P.5: Recognize peer pressure and bullying situations.
2P.6: Recognize different coping strategies to deal with situations.

3A.1: Set realistic short-term goals.
3A.2: Describe the relationship between learning/achievement and individual effort (work ethic.)
3A.3: Identify study skills to be utilized.
3A.4: Identify organizational skills to be utilized.
3A.5: Identify test-taking skills to be utilized.
3A.6: Work cooperatively in small and large groups towards a common goal.
3C.1: Identify attitudes and behaviors which lead to successful learning and productivity.
3C.2: Recognize that skills, abilities, and interests are considerations in the choice of careers.
3C.3: Understand that jobs with similar characteristics may be grouped as job families or career clusters.
3P.1: Identify different modes of interpersonal communication (written, verbal, and non-verbal).
3P.2: Demonstrate how to positively communicate thoughts, feelings, and needs to others in a variety of situations.
3P.3: Describe the importance of accepting responsibility for individual behavior and its effect on others.
3P.4: Demonstrate self-control.
3P.5: Demonstrate how to communicate positively in conflict and bullying situations.
3P.6: Explain the skills needed to function effectively in groups.
3P.7: Identify the decision-making process.
3P.8: Identify and demonstrate respectful behavior characteristics toward students in a diverse population.

4A.1: Identify and describe how decision-making, problem-solving, and coping skills support or interfere with academic achievement.
4A.2: Identify effective test-taking skills to utilize.
4A.3: Demonstrate time management and organizational skills.
4A.4: Understand how personal learning styles can impact school achievement.
4C.1: Identify hobbies and interests.
4C.2: Relate each step of the decision-making/problem-solving process to career development (awareness, exploration, and preparation).
4P.1: Demonstrate methods of appropriately expressing feelings and handling conflict in a peaceful and safe way.
4P.2: Identify factors that influence personal decisions.
4P.3: Demonstrate the decision-making process by generating alternative solutions to problems and considering/evaluating consequences.
4P.4: Recognize that group members may have differing opinions.
4P.5: Demonstrate different coping strategies for various situations and life changes.
4P.6: Identify factors that impact personal safety, self-reliance, and well-being (i.e. substance abuse, bullying, etc.)

5A.1: Set realistic long-term goals.
5A.2: Apply personal learning style.
5A.3: Recognize the benefits of individual initiative and teamwork.
5C.1: Compile a list of personal abilities.
5C.2: Describe how personal strengths in school work affect future goals and career options.
5C.3: Understand that the changing workplace requires lifelong learning and acquiring new skills.
5C.4: Acquire employability skills such as teamwork, problem-solving, and organization.
5C.5: Identify career choices through various means of exploration.
5C.6: Describe changes as inevitable and necessary to adapt to new situations, (e.g., middle school).
5P.1: Describe how verbal and non-verbal behavior influence interpersonal relationships.
5P.2: Demonstrate how to communicate with others.
5P.3: Demonstrate appreciation and respect for similarities and differences.
5P.4: Describe strategies for getting along with others.
5P.5: Demonstrate how to disagree with others without provoking them.
5P.6: Demonstrate appropriate responses to ease conflict and bullying situations.
5P.7: Demonstrate effective responses to peer pressure.
5P.8: Identify and analyze group dynamics in a variety of situations.