2nd Grade Counseling Lessons


                                                                   2nd Grade Guidance Lessons


    August: Meet the Counselor Lunches-What does a counselor do in our school?

    September:  Character trait: Respect: Treating others with courtesy and honor. Social Skills-Play behaviors  Habit 1,2   Stories: How Grinner Became a Winner 1,2

                          I can be a winner! I can show I'm a winner!   

                          Victim Center speaker


    October:  Character trait: Responsibility: Taking ownership of what you say and do.  Social Skills-Nonverbal communication, conversational skills Habit 5,6,7

                     How Grinner Became a Winner stories 3,4, 5,6 : I can show I'm a Winner, I can start like a winner, I can finish like a winner


    November:  Character trait: Citizenship: Being loyal to your country. Social Skill: How to handle emotions.  Habit 1,2 Discussion.

                         Read The Grouchies: How does a bad mood affect others.  Read Tom the Turkey with the Terrible Temper. Discuss how to deal with anger.


    December: Character trait: Compassion and kindness-Caring for others. Social skill: Self regulation.  Habits 5,6,7

                       Read: The Band-aid Chicken   How not to be a bully bystander.

                       Read Zach Gets Frustrated. Create Frustration Triange, discuss coping strategies for dealing with frustration.


    January: Character trait: Commitment-Being true to your word. Social skill: Problem solving. Habit 1,2,3,4

                    Read Wilma Jean and the Worry Machine: How to handle worry.

                    Read Bully Beans. Discuss ways to cope with bullying.


    February: Character trait: Honesty-being truthful in what you say and do.  Social skill: Problem solving. Habit 5,6

                     Read I Can't Believe You Said That!  Talk about honesty and bragging.

                     Mind up lesson 1: Discover parts of your brain and how they work.


    March: Character trait: Cooperation: Working together toward a common goal. Social Skill: Compliments  Habit 1,2,3,4

                 Read:  Soda Pop Head, discuss how to handle anger.

                 Read I Just Don't Like the Sound of No. Discuss handling no appropriately.


    April:  Character  trait: Perseverance-demonstrating persistent determination. Social skill: Flexibility  Habit 5,6

               Discuss the difference between a job (short term) and a career (long term). Read What Shoes Will You Wear?

               Future career activity: write/draw/share

    May:  Character trait: Self-discipline: Training and control of yourself. Social skill: Compliments

               Career Day speakers