Annual Guidance Calendar

Mrs. Conkel, School Counselor

August

K-5

Meet the Counselor: Mrs. Potato Head Activity

September

Character Trait: Confidence

K-2

Week 1: Stranger Safety

Week 2: Communication Skills (Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Candice Ransom)

Week 3: Problem Solving (If you Give a Moose a Muffin by Laura J Numeroff)

3-5

Week 1: Responsibility to Self and Goal Setting (Try 3 Before Me)

Week 2: Communication Skills (The Secret Olivia Told Me by N. Joy

Week 3: Decision Making and Goal Setting (Getting to a Goal Activity)

October

Character Trait: Character

K-2

Week 1: Impulse Control (Oh No George! Bubbles Activity)

Week 2: Red Ribbon Week

Week 3: Self Confidence - The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

3-5

Week 1: Responsibility to Others (Road Rage Auto Be Good Series)

Week 2: Red Ribbon Week

Week 3: Responsible Behavior (If I Were... Activity)

November

Character Trait: Contribution

K-2

Week 1: Tattling vs. Telling (Tattle Tongue)

Week 2: Cross Cultural Effectiveness (All the Colors of the Earth by Sheila Hamanaka)

3-5

Week 1: Responsibility to Family (Just Kidding by Trudy Ludwig)

Week 2: Responsible Behavior (Bucket of Lies Activity)

December

Character Trait: Responsibility

K-2

Week 1: Career Exploration (How Santa Got His Job)

Week 2: Career Week/Career Day

3-5

Week 1: Responsibility to Classroom (The Harder I work, The Luckier I Get Activity)

Week 2: Career Week/Career Day

January

Character Trait: Competence

K-2

Week 1: Listening and Following Directions (Simon Says)

Week 2: Listening and Following Directions (The Worst Day Ever Game)

3-5

Week 1: Responsibility to Self (Sky High Success, Study Skills)

Week 2: Study Skills (Talking to Myself Activity)

February

Character Trait: Connection

K-2

Week 1: Self-Esteem (What I Like About Me by Alia Z Nolan)

Week 2: Interpersonal Effectiveness (Swimmy by Leo Lionni)

Week 3: Self-Confidence (Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman)

3-5

Week 1: Responsibility to Community (Simon's Hook by Karen Gedig Burnett)

Week 2: Interpersonal Effectiveness (Teammates by Peter Golenbock)

Week 3: Self-Confidence (Knowledge is Power Activity)

March

Character Trait: Coping

K-2

Week 1: Personal Space

Week 2: Impulse Control

Week 3: Tattling vs. Reporting

3-5

Week 1: Responsibility to Country (Odd Velvet)

Week 2: Motivation to Achieve (I believe in you activity)

Week 3:Motivation to Achieve (7 Habits of Successful Students Powerpoint)

April

Character Trait: Control

K-2

Week 1: Manners (Monster Manners)

Week 2: Responsible Behavior (It's Hard to be a Verb by Julia Cook

Week 3: Interpersonal Development (Crow Boy by Taro Yashima)

3-5

Week 1: Responsibility to the World

Week 2: Cyber Safety

Week 3: Transition to Middle School (Grade 5)

May

Character Trait: Perseverence