Counselor PS

Units

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

•Who is the counselor?

*The counselor visits our classroom to get to know us

*Demonstrate easy interaction with the counselor

Feelings

•How do we know how someone is feeling?
•How do feelings show?
•How do we label our own feelings?
* Is it ok to feel differently?

*Self-awareness
*Empathy
*Appreciation of differences

Identify the emotions
-happy
-sad
-scared
-disgusted
-surprised
-mad

*Identify feelings
*Roleplay varied feeling states
*Express own feelings with I messages
*Interpret the feelings shown in photos of one another
*Articulate that feelings look dfferent on different people (eg my mad may look different than your mad)

Adult observation:
Increased use of friendship skills
on playground, in class

*Use digital camera so kids can see themselves with different emotions

*Photographs show children of all different cultures

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Counselor works with preschoolers in small groups to develop cooperative play skills.
•How can we play together and have fun?

*Flexibility
*Awareness of others needs
*Teamwork
*Self regulation

*How to enter play
*Everybody needs a part to play
*Play takes give-and-take

*Enter play effectively
*Decide on a play theme with other children and develop it in mutually satisfying ways

*Adult observation