Counselor K

Units

Unit Essential Questions Habits Of Mind Content Skills and Processes Assessment Resources Multicultural Dimension
Problem solving

•How can I solve problems with my classmates?
•What happens when we have different styles or tempos than our friends?

*Understanding others
*Self-awareness
*Flexibility
*Impulse control

*Differences are okay
*How to read others' reactions
*How and when to modify own behavior
*Intentional versus accidental problems with friends
*Joining strategies
*Sharing and Turn Taking

*Begin to accept differences
*Get along with many types of personalities
*Self-regulate behavior

*Teacher observaton

Feelings: Review

* How do we label our own feelings?
* Is it ok to feel differently than my friend?

*Self-awareness
*Empathy
*Appreciation of differences

Review naming emotions
-happy
-sad
-scared
-disgusted
-surprised
-mad

*Identify feelings
*Role play varied feeling states

Teacher observations

Second Step Curriculum

Conflict resolution

•What do I do when I am angry?

*Self awareness
*Creative problem-solving
*Empathy

*Ways to cool down
*Ways to express anger safely
*Ways to negotiate solutions

*Solve conflicts

-at first with some assistance
-then solve on their own

*Adult observation:
Are children using anger management strategies?

Second Step Curriculum

*Photos of children of diverse backgrounds

Shapes of Families

•What makes a family a family?
•Are families all the same?

*Empathy
*Appreciation of differences
*Flexibility

*Each family is unique
*People do not have to live together to be a family
*Parent constellations vary
-mom and dad
-single parents
-divorced parents
-two moms
-two dads
-step-parents
-grandparents raising children
-adoptive parents
Families can change and still be a family

*Represent their family using dolls
*Demonstrate respect for other family shapes
*Experience respect from others for their family shape

*Adult observation

*Families come in all shapes
*There is no one right way to be a family