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First Grade Competencies

The following student competencies will be developed through classroom guidance lessons led by the counselor

First grade students will:

  • Use communication skills to know when and how to ask for help when needed
  • Take responsibility for their actions
  • Apply study skills necessary for academic success at each level
  • Understand the relationship between classroom performance and success in school
  • Understand the relationship between learning and work
  • Learn about the variety of traditional and nontraditional occupations
  • Develop an awareness of personal abilities, skills, interests and motivations
  • Utilize time- and task-management skills
  • Understand that work is an important and satisfying means of personal expression
  • Understand change is a part of growth
  • Understand the need for self-control and how to practice it
  • Identify and recognize changing family roles
  • Recognize, accept, respect and appreciate individual differences
  • Recognize and respect differences in various family configurations
  • Use effective communication skills
  • Understand consequences of decisions and choices
  • Demonstrate a respect and appreciation for individual and cultural differences
  • Apply effective problem-solving and decision-making skills to make safe and healthy choices