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Elementary School Counseling Services

​​School Counseling Benchmarks for Kindergarten- Third Grade

Self-Management for Lifelong Learning

  • Understand and participate in a school environment.
  • Awareness that attitudes and behaviors are related to academic achievement. 
  • Awareness of the process of goal setting.

Educational and Career Awareness

  • Awareness of personal interests, abilities, and values. 
  • Awareness of the benefits of educational achievement.  
  • Awareness of the relationship between work and learning. 
  • Awareness of how work relates to the needs and functions of society. 
  • Awareness of the importance of personal responsibility and good work habits.

Career Planning

  • Awareness of the planning process.
  • Awareness of the different occupations and changing male/female roles.

Self-Knowledge and Self-Acceptance

  • Knowledge of the importance of a positive self-concept

Self-Management and Responsible Behavior

  • Awareness of the importance of growth and change  
  • Develop appropriate attitudes 
  • Develop awareness of personal safety skills

Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Skills

  • Identify common personal and interpersonal problems. 
  • Awareness of how to solve problems and make decisions.

Interpersonal and Communication Skills

  • Demonstrate communication skills in speaking, listening, and non-verbal behavior. 
  • Awareness of how people in a group work together.  
  • Awareness of way to express thoughts and feelings.  
  • Awareness of skills to interact with peers and adults.  
  • Awareness of peer pressure.

Respect and Value Human Diversity

  • Demonstrate awareness of different cultures, lifestyles, attitudes, and abilities. 
  • Awareness of stereotypes and their impact on self and others.

Community Involvement

  • Demonstrate an awareness of school and community volunteer needs.

School Counseling Benchmarks for Fourth - Fifth Grade

Self-Management for Lifelong Learning

  • Understand and participate in a school environment. 
  • Understand attitudes and behaviors related to academic achievement.  
  • Formulate challenging academic goals and plans to reach them.  
  • Identify effective study habits.  
  • Identify ways to effectively manage time.

Educational and Career Awareness

  • Identify personal interest, abilities, and values. 
  • Awareness of the benefits of educational achievement.   
  • Understand the relationship between work and learning.  
  • Develop skills to understand and use career information.  
  • Understand how work relates to the needs and functions of society.  
  • Understand the importance of personal responsibility and good work habits.

Career Planning

  • Understand the career planning process.  
  • Awareness of different occupations and changing male/female roles.

Self-Knowledge and Self-Acceptance

  • Develop a positive attitude toward self.

Self-Management and Responsible Behavior

  • Awareness of the importance of growth and change.   
  • Demonstrate appropriate attitudes and behaviors.  
  • Develop personal safety skills.

Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Skills

  • Identify common personal and interpersonal problems.  
  • Understand how to solve problems and make decisions.

Interpersonal and Communication Skills

  • Demonstrate communication skills in speaking, listening, and non-verbal behavior.  
  • Knowledge of the skills needed for effective participation in a group.   
  • Identify ways to express thoughts and feelings.   
  • Demonstrate effective skills for interacting with peers and adults.  
  • Identify sources and effects of peer pressure.

Respect and Value Human Diversity

  • Demonstrate knowledge and appreciation of different cultures, lifestyles, attitudes, and abilities.   
  • Recognize one's biases and prejudices and evaluate their impact on self and others.

Community Involvement

  • Demonstrate an awareness of school and community volunteer needs

 

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