Throughout the course of the school year your students and I will explore the following units during their 30 minute guidance class once every six days:
- Friendship Skills and Bullying Prevention
- Personal Safety
- Study Skills
- Problem Solving and Relationships
- Understanding and Celebrating Diversity
- Career Development
- Transition and Summer Safety
We have learning targets for every unit and grade. Stay tuned for a list of learning targets as I continue to update this page with what we are learning in guidance.
Kindergarten: Kindergarteners are continuing to use their detective skills as they detect the bugs that try to ruin friendship gardens. Bugs such as excluding, teasing, tattling, etc.
*Learning Target: I can identify the characteristics of a bully.
First Grade: First Graders are learning how to make an keep friends as they articulate the character traits of their partner, discover commonalities and cooperate to make a plan for a creature. Students will then have to cooperate once again in order to solve the problem of who gets to take the creature home.
*Learning Target: I can make and keep friends.
Second Grade: Second Graders are taking a look within their hearts in order to see the qualities that they look for in a friend a.k.a sidekick. They will also learn to use their superpower of x-ray vision. This power helps your hero see through a negative label and transform it into a true and positive label.
*Learning Target: I can identify a consequence of behavior.
Third Grade: We are taking a deeper look into the villain MEAN JEAN as we try to understand the complexities of Mean Jean and how her misbehavior can lead to bullying behavior.
*Learning Target: I can explain why friends sometimes do not get along.
Fourth Grade: We are taking a doing a temperature check in the fourth grade. We are asking eight questions in order to get a sense from our students about bullying behavior and its presence at Woodland Hills. Fourth graders will take a look at the data in order to determine the next course of action.
*Learning Target: I can stand up for my friends if they are being bullied.
Fifth Grade: Fifth graders will be studying their qualities, talents and skills as they learn that they can use these things to lead others.
*Learning Target: I can explain what it means to be a good leader at school.