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Guidance Lesson- Time Management

School Counselor: Miss Tucker

Date: 9/20/16

Activity: Interactive lecture and activities focused on time management.

Grade(s): 5th-6th grade
ASCA Student Standards (Domain/Standard/Competencies):
Academic Development:
Standard A: Students will acquire the attitudes, knowledge and skills that contribute to effective
learning in school and across the life span.
A: A2 Acquire Skills for Improving Learning.
A: A2.1 Apply time-management and task-management skills.
Standard C: Students will understand the relationship of academics to the world of work and to
life at home and in the community.
A: C1 Relate School to Life Experiences
A: C1.1 Demonstrate the ability to balance school, studies,
extracurricular activities, leisure time and family life.
Career Development:
Standard A: Students will acquire the skills to investigate the world of work in relation to
knowledge of self and to make informed career decisions.
C: A1 Develop Career Awareness
C: A1.7 Understand the importance of planning.
C: A1.10 Balance between work and leisure time.
C: A2 Develop Employment Readiness
C: A2.9 Utilize time- and task-management skills.
Learning Objective(s):
1. Students will learn how to prioritize and organize there time.
2. Students will learn about the value of time.
3. Students will learn how to better use their time to avoid stress.
Materials: Fake Money, Paper Plates, and Markers
Procedure: Introduce self and have students introduce themselves. Have students complete brief
pre-assessment. Explain the purpose of the lesson is to talk about time management. Discuss how
time is like money. Hand out fake money (24 one dollar bills). Have students pair up and
explain to a partner how they would typically spend each hour of their day. Then, discuss the
activity as a class and reactions and feelings about the way they are spending their time. Ask
them to compare their time to their partners time spent. Next hand out paper plates and explain

how now that we have talked about how much we all have to do in one day lets think a little bit
bigger. Lets think about all of the things we have to do today and in the next few days and weeks
and maybe even months. Have students write as many of these as they can on their plate. Explain
how now that we know that time has so much value we realize how important it is to use our
time effectively and not waste time. Ask them how they feel looking at everything on their
plates. Explain how looking at things all at once can be overwhelming. Instruct students to: cut
out each thing they have to do on their plates. On the things that they have to do that are time
limited have students draw a star on the back. Next have students flip over all the pieces. Ask
students to pick up one piece with a star and look at that piece. Ask them how it feels to look at
that one thing they have to do compared to how it felt to look at the plate. Explain the importance
of focusing on one thing at a time. Have students complete post assessment.
Plan for Evaluation:
Process Data: Number of students present during the lesson and number of assessments
Perception Data: Students will be able to share the information they learn with others. Students
will use their time more effectively and when overwhelmed focus on one thing at a time.
Outcome Data: Students will respond as follows to the post assessment: true, false/ maybe
something, true, true.
Follow Up: Ask students if they have questions and if they would like to go over anything