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6th Grade Study Skills Lesson

Our 6th grade students received a Study Skills Lesson from our School Counselor- Mrs. Eva Avendano on Friday, 1/26/18 during their Science Class. Please see lesson below.


School Counselor: Eva Avendano Date: 1/26/2018               

Activity: Organization and Time-Management Lesson                                                                  

Grade(s): 6th        


ASCA Mindsets & Behaviors (Domain/Standard):

#2: Self-confidence in ability to succeed

#5: Belief in using abilities to their fullest to achieve high quality results & outcomes                                                                                                                                                                 

Learning Objective(s) (aligns with Competency):


1. Knowledge: Use time-management, organizational & study skills                                              

2. Skill: Demonstrate self-discipline and self-control                                                                   

3. Attitude: Demonstrate the ability to balance school, home, and community activities                   


Video from YouTube, Backpack, binder/folders/notebooks, time management calendar and pie chart (“how I spend my day/pie of life”), flow chart for organizing papers, costs of disorganization from SOAR, screencastomatic (?)                                                                                                                                             



Video about organization (intro), “organize your papers intro slide with questions from SOAR”, backpack organization and papers organization, lockers (?), screencastomatic for planner (?), slide for planner/handout (?), time management slides/handouts (“pie of life, how I spend my day,” analysis of time management/goal for time management.                                                                                                                                                                    

Plan for Evaluation: How will each of the following be collected? 

Process Data: 6th grade students, backpack organization/binder organization, planner use, time management, one lesson in every 6th grade ____ class.   


Perception Data: Question - ex: “How many know how to organize your papers?” (Or whatever the perception outcome is that we would like them to take away from the lesson)                                                                                                                                                                                                                         


School Counseling Report 2016-2017

School Counselor- Eva Avendano

Middle School is an exciting and challenging time for students. Counselor- Mrs. Avendano is available to assist students in meeting their social or emotional needs by providing classroom guidance and short-term individual and group counseling. If you are a student and would like to meet with your school counselor, just fill out a student counseling referral. The student counseling referral can be found in the counseling locker section or you can request one in the front office. Please feel free to contact your school counselor at 949-498-1660, with any questions or concerns:

      School Counseling Services:


  • Individual and small group counseling
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Peer Conflict Mediation
  • Coping strategies
  • Peer relationships and effective social skills
  • Education in understanding self and others
  • Communication, problem-solving, decision-making and conflict resolution
  • Community & Outside Agency Resour

Counselor Introduction to Second Step Program

Second Step-  School Counseling Curriculum


The research-based, comprehensive Second Step program teaches important life skills in age-appropriate ways. Second Step program helps schools teach and model essential communication, coping, and decision-making skills. The program benefits the school by reduced aggression and support for a more inclusive environment that helps students stay in school, make good choices, and experience social and academic success. 


This School-year 2017-2018 lessons will be presented to each grade level:

  • 6th Grade:
    • Working in Groups
    • Emotions: Brains and Body
    • Calming Down Strategies
    • Study Skills


  • 7th Grade:
    • Coping with Stress
    • SOS
    • Study Skills


  • 8th Grade:
    • Coping with Stress
    • De-escalating a Tense Situation
    • Study Skills

Second Step Video Intro: http://www.cfchildren.org/second-step/success-stories/austin

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