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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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