Counseling Lesson Outline/Summary by Grade Level

5th Grade
  • Meet the school counselor (August/September)
  • Bullying prevention (August/September)
  • Learning styles and system for organization (October)
  • Everyone Belongs Here (November)
  • Stress management (December)
  • Common Sense Media (January/February)
  • Career Exploration, get ready for Biztown (March/April)
 
6th Grade
  • Meet the school counselor (August/September)
  • Bullying Prevention (August/September)
  • Learning styles and system for organization (October)
  • Everyone Belongs Here (November)
  • Mindfulness/stress management (December)
  • Interest inventory (January)
  • Post-secondary exploration, graduation plan (February)
  • Common Sense Media (March)
 
7th Grade                                                                
  • Meet the school counselor & Extracurricular opportunities and community service (August/ September)
  • Bullying prevention (August/September)
  • Reevaluate learning styles, system for organization (October)
  • Common Sense Media (November)
  • Apprenticeships, explain HS credits, GPA, Scheduling (January)
  • Career exploration (education, training, skills required for employment), revisit Graduation Plan (February)
  • Everyone Belongs Here (March; World Language week)
  • Resume building; prep for Reality Store (April)                            
 
8th Grade
  • Meet the school counselor/Get to know you activity, & Extracurricular opportunities and community service (August/September)
  • Bullying prevention (state definition, Report It, review 4 types - in addition to Second Steps) (August/September)
  • Organizational Support/Academic Steps for Success (October)
  • Career Pathways/Interest Inventories/College Search/Military (November)
  • Common Sense Media (December)
  • Diploma requirements, scheduling for high school/ Technology/industry certification, degrees (JEL)/ 21st Century Scholars/financial aid/ Graduation Plan - 4 year plan available (January/February/March)
  • Everyone Belongs Here (March- World Language Week)