Classroom Guidance Curriculum

classroom guidance

As part of Plainfield Elementary School’s Counseling Program, classroom guidance lessons will be delivered to each grade level. The lessons are designed to meet the American School Counseling Association’s (ASCA) “Mindsets and Behaviors Guidelines”, which are applicable to students K-12. To review ASCA Mindsets and Behaviors, please click here.

Kindergarten Lessons:

  • Introduction to the School Counselor
  • Manners
  • Friendship/Kindness
  • Zones of Regulation
  • Feelings
  • Respect

1st Grade Lessons:

  • Empathy
  • Self Esteem
  • Friendship/Social Skills
  • Attitude/Perspective
  • Introduction to Careers 

2nd Grade Lessons:

  • Keys to Conflict Resolution
  • Empathy
  • Anger Management 
  • Applying Coping Skills 
  • Smart Futures Lessons

3rd Grade Lessons:

  • Career Exploration
  • Smart Futures Lessons
  • Second Step Bullying Unit 


*All grade levels participate in weekly Second Step Lessons (Social Emotional Learning) within their classrooms.