Elementary Guidance Lessons
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Check out the shared lessons are linked below.
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Getting Kids Talking
Dr. Jean Davidson talks about "Artful Inquiry, when words are insufficient." Our brain doesn't always help us process events and feelings into words. The left hemisphere breaks info into little pieces, works in words, doesn't seeing the whole picture. The right hemisphere works in pictures, can see the whole, but may not be able to express it.
Using photos, we can facilitate the process for coming to the big picture.
Download and print the Picture Desks.
Offer all or some of the photos to a student or group.
Ask a question-- "how do you see yourself today," "what picture represents your family," "what would you like for our staff," "what do you need to be happy," "what do you need from me," etc. The best questions are simple.
Each Card Deck includes 20-25 photos:
Picture Deck 1
Picture Deck 2
Picture Deck 3
Use this chart in the elementary to help students figure out behaviors.
Print on 11x17" paper
Grade 4; 2 minutes
Use with lesson on Honesty
Curious Kids- Cooperation
Grades 4-6; 28 minutes
Promotes & encourages cooperation
Read Aloud Books
How Full is Your Bucket- encouragement
Grade 3-4; 7 minutes
Use with lesson above, 3rd grade.
Have You Filled a Bucket Today
Grade 2-4; 5 minutes
Curious Kids- Careeers
28 minutes, Grades 3-5
Curious Kids- STEAM
Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math Careers
28 minutes, Grades 4-6