September 8, 2010
The first week of guidance lessons in third grade were an introduction to who the school counselor is,
as well as some sharing activities so the students and I can get to know each other.
This lesson included activities where the students shared information about themselves, and I shared
information as well. We reviewed the school counseling program together, and discussed different
reasons why a student may want to talk to a counselor.
This is a powerpoint that I shared with the students so that they could get to know a little bit about
This is a brochure sent home for parents to read and review the school counseling program. It
discusses different ways that the counselor interacts with the students at school and different topics
that the counselor may address with students. It also includes information about how to contact me.
This is a letter sent home to parents after the first guidance lesson introducing the school counselor.
It also includes information about what we'll be studying in guidance this year and ways I can be
This is a form that students can use to request to visit with the counselor. We reviewed this form
together and how to use it, and discussed different reasons why a student may want to visit the
To kick off our character counts program, we began by studying the pillar of trustworthiness. We
learned together the characteristics of a trustworthy person.
In our 3rd grade lesson abotu trustworthiness, we learned about the characteristitcs of a trustworthy
person. We sang a few songs about trustworthiness, and then played a game where the students
had to move around the room to indicate their trustworthy solutions to the problems presented.