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 Every Kindness-You rock activity
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: Don't Pop Your Balloon, How to Handle Anger.
Mind Up Lesson 2: Parts of your brain and mindful awareness. How to handle anger.
April: Character trait: Perseverance-demonstrating persistent determination. Social skill: Flexibility Habit 5,6
Mind Up Lesson 3: Core practice, controlling breathing. Review parts of the brain and how to handle anger, role play.
Spaghetti toes relaxation activity.
Mind Up Lesson 4: Mindful listening and seeing, what's that sound and I Spy.
May: Character trait: Self-discipline: Training and control of yourself. Social skill: Compliments
Minilesson: Career paths, upcoming Career Day
Career Day speakers