Guidance Curriculum

Classroom Guidance Curriculum

Large group settings (classroom guidance) offer the best opportunity to provide guidance to the largest number of students at one time. The guidance curriculum consists of organized objectives and activities and is delivered by the counselor in the classroom. The counselor develops and presents special guidance units, which give attention to particular developmental issues or areas of concern at each grade level. 

Character Education

The counselors implement character education initiatives designed to address the development of each child's character as well as their minds. Each month during the school year, a character education “Word of the Month” is targeted. The Word of the Month will be displayed on a bulletin board in the front hall and discussed in weekly announcements. The counselors develop classroom activities which are provided to teachers to reinforce character education themes.

Career Exploration Activities

Students are introduced to career exploration through the use of Career Journals. Career Journals are provided by the Counseling Department and go home with students so that family members can write about their educational and career experiences. Students then share this information with classmates.

Guidance Enrichment Programs

Hudson counselors coordinate and plan special guidance enrichment programs throughout the year, and frequently partner with the elementary school PTO to provide these programs. Enrichment programs are designed to provide group experiences for all students or for students at selected grade levels. Issues which may be addressed during enrichment programs include bullying and teasing, diversity and differences, drug and alcohol awareness or other important topics. Enrichment programs enable the counselors to provide educational experiences to the entire student population in an engaging format. 

Why Elementary School Counselors?

“Elementary school years set the tone for developing the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary for our children to become healthy, productive adults. With a comprehensive developmental counseling program, counselors work as a team with school, parents and community to create a caring atmosphere whereby children's needs are met through prevention, early identification and intervention.”

- American School Counselors Association

In other words …

There is clear connection between comprehensive guidance programs and school success. With a comprehensive guidance program, all students have the opportunity to learn how important they are and to learn the skills that will help them make the most of their education.

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