Mrs. Lang's Counseling Capsule

6th Grade Counselor, Skyview Upper Elementary School

For the Week of September 29, 2014

The School Counselor's Schedule

Monday, September 29 A day

8:15 am- Constellations / Parent Meeting

Morning Individual Appointments and Observations

11:00-Lunchroom visits by the Counselor

11:30 - 12:30 - Appointments and Observations

12:40 - 1: 10 Lunch Room Visits by the Counselor

1:15- 2:45 - Appointments and Observations

2:45 - 3:15 pm - USA Parent Meeting

Tuesday, September 30 B day

9 - 11:00 Morning Appointments

11 - Lunch Room Visits by the Counselor

11:45 - 12:30 - USA Team Meeting

12:30 - 1:15 -Celestials Team Meeting

1:15 -2:00-Constellations Parent Meeting

2-2:45- Afternoon Appointments

2:45-3:15 BLAST - Committee Meetings

Wednesday, October 1 C day

Morning Appointments and Observations

11 - 11:30 - LUNCH BUNCH

12:40 - 1:10 LUNCH BUNCH

2-2:45 - Mr. Au's Classroom Counseling : SPARKS program

Thursday, October 2 D day

Morning Appointments and Observations

11:00 -11:30 Lunch Room Visits by the Counselor

12:00 - 1:00 pm - Meeting with AcademicAllies, Hannah Bookbinder - Executive Functioning Coach

2:45-3:15 - BLAST - Peer Advocacy Meeting

Friday, October 3 E Day

11:15-12:00. Mrs. Neroni Classroom Counseling Lesson "Rude Vs Mean Vs Bulllying"

12:40 -1:10 LUNCH BUNCH

1:15 - 2:00 Mrs. Kim Classroom Counseling Lesson "Rude Vs Mean Vs Bullying"

2:00- 2:45 Mr. Corcoran Classroom Counseling Lesson "Rude Vs Mean Vs Bullying"

Lunch Bunch News

Students can sign up for Lunch Bunches on A C or E days by stopping in the Guidance Suite and filling out the sign up forms on the table by Mrs. Bersheim's office door.

Teachers may refer students to Lunch Bunches when they feel students would benefit from a small group setting focused on helping students get to know others, improve self-esteem, develop social skills, or develop self-empowerment skills.

Lunch Bunches will begin in October and students will be given passes when they are scheduled for a lunch bunch.

National Blue Shirt Day October 6, 2014

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The 6th Grade BLAST News

A list of BLAST members is on the Y drive under Lang/Blast.

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, student members are to report to Mrs. Lang at 2:45 pm.

During October, BLAST members will work on Character Counts Week projects and continue developing the Peer Advocacy Program.

I am very proud of each BLAST student for their dedication to Standing Up for their Peers and Promoting a Positive Environment at school, on the bus, and in the community. Please acknowledge these young people when you see them model positive behaviors for others, stand up for those being put down, and caring about their school community in this way. Way to go, BLAST!

October Highlights....

Bullying Prevention Month and Character Counts Week Activities Abound!

Bullying Awareness Classroom Counseling Lessons will be held between October 1 and October 17.

Rude Vs Mean Vs Bullying Classroom Counseling Lesson

Link to the video "Say Something" (It's 15 minutes long, so I will be skipping through it)

Link to the Google Docs Pre Test

Link to the Google Docs Post Test


October 6: National Blue Shirt Day - Wear BLUE in recognition of Bullying Prevention Month.

October 8 : Inservice

October 10: Walk A Thon - Think about Wearing Blue again in recognition of STOMP OUT BULLYING DAY

October 15: Lang at Elementary Dept. Meeting

October 20 - 24: Character Counts Week

During Character Counts Week, Mrs. Lang will have a Counseling Clip prepared that you can share with students during Flex time. A lesson called Character Counts! will be presented, and Mrs. Lang will give teachers items to hand out to students (pencils, and a character pledge card)after viewing the Clip. Mrs. Lang asks that all Character Pledge cards are signed and displayed throughout our school.

Oct. 20 - Monday - Trustworthiness / Wear Blue / Friendship Day

Oct. 21 - Tuesday - Responsibility / Wear Green

Oct. 22 - Wednesday - Fairness / Wear Orange / UNITY DAY

Oct. 23 - Thursday - Caring/ Citizenship / Wear Red or Purple / Day of Caring

Oct. 24 - Friday - Respect / Wear Yellow / Share a Smile Day

October 30, 31: Lang OUT at CEP Conference, Washington DC: National Character Education Partnership conference presentation of Skyview's Pillarific Program

Tips. Plans. Tools. Stuff You Can Use.

Links to Remember

Student Referral Link (we can do this together at team meetings or you can do this any time you want to send me info on a student concern)

Sign Up Genius (used for curriculum based classroom counseling lessons that I do with all homerooms. If you want something additional just email me! I'd be happy to come in!)

This link is just to the site for those who wanted to see it. It is not an active sign up.

When we schedule lessons, you will get an email from me, via this site, to select your time and date (that I enter into the online scheduler).

Mrs. Lang's Counseling Corner Website

Mrs. Lang's Character Counts! Lesson Plans and Resource Packet

Y Drive / Skyview/Public/ Lang/ Lang's Character Resources

End of the Year Data Reports


I will just keep adding to the list, new stuff appears at the top each week.


Finding the Spark in Motivation - A great article / Resource for Educators


Google Templates for Teachers:

Kahoot! A Classroom Based Response System using Ipads, Laptops, and other personal devices. Uses a question and answer game format

12 Super Study Tools for Students

Hundreds of Fun IceBreaker Questions! use what you can, alter some, whatever!

Character Education Lesson Plans

Social Emotional Lesson Plans (15 minutes or less)

Inspiration Station

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Have a great week, everyone!

Beth Lang