Counselor's Corner Weekly Update
Week 2: August 24th - August 28th
Mrs. Morrison - School Counselor
Intro to the School Counselor
Here is a brief video introducing me and how I support the students at North Chatham!
Week 2: Let's keep rolling!
Wooo-hoo!! We made it through our 1st virtual week! Everyone did a great job and here are some ways to help your child through Week 2 :)
Helping Students Become Independent Learners
Understanding Your Schedule
Teachers have shared their classroom learning schedules with students. With all of the information in those schedules, sit down with your student and take your time going through it! This will likely help you and your student feel more relaxed!
- What times are Zoom calls?
- Where can they find their assignments?
- When are specials (Art, PE, Music, & Library)?
-What time will your student spend outside or playing?
Take a Break!
We all need breaks in our lives! Have your child take a 10-15 minute break between independent activities if needed - it is encouraged! This could be a snack break, dance break, or just having a moment to reset and stretch.
It is also important to note that "play breaks" can be hard to transition out of and back into school mode (for all of us!). Every family is different so we encourage families to do what works for them!
Making a Short List
Reduce the amount of information you and your child visually see by making a "to do" list for the day. This could look a variety of ways but it can help your child more easily visualize what needs to be done!
- 9:00 - Morning Meeting with my Teacher
- Watch video on Google Classroom
- Complete Math lesson
- Read for 20 minutes
- Art Class Zoom
Goal Setting & Positive Behavior Rewards
Helping your child set achievable goals for completing their work, having a positive attitude, or trying their best is an awesome way to help build their own self-efficacy. Research shows that children respond best to positive behavior recognition as it helps build their positive perception of themselves!
Goal Setting and Positive Behavior Rewards can look a variety of ways! Here is an example to try if you're interested!
You can find the editable link to the chart below here
We are here to help!!
If at any time during the weeks we are out you feel that your child could benefit from chatting with someone from our Student Services team - Mrs. Morrison - School Counselor & Mr. Scholle - School Social Worker - please let us know! We are happy to chat with students as a check in on any anxieties they may be feeling or other issues that are affecting them socially or emotionally. You can email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mr. Scholle at email@example.com
Or fill out the form below!!