Counseling Newsletter

Information and Activity Resources for Parents

Hello Parents!

The Guidance Department at PS 184 has put together some important information for you and fun activities you can try with your child while we are remote learning.
Big picture

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

In honor of Mental Health Awareness month, we have included a variety of information and resources that focus on mental wellness.



During this time, it is important that we find ways for our students to articulate how they are feeling or what they are experiencing. It is also important to focus on the positive, things we can control, and opportunities to build resilience and gratitude.

Supporting Kids Through the Pandemic

Behavior Management

Get Kids Talking...

Make Your Own Worry Monster

These friendly monsters LOVE to eat worries that are written on slips of paper and put into their mouths.


You will need:

  • A tissue box (or any small box will do!)
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Paint, Markers and/or Crayons
  • Anything you may have in the house for decorating like: feathers, googly eyes, construction paper, pipe cleaners, etc.


Directions:

  • If using a tissue box, carefully cut out the plastic from the opening. If using a regular box, ask an adult to help you make a hole for the monster’s mouth.
  • Decorate the box with paint, paper, markers, crayons - anything you want! You can also add googly eyes or draw them on, and make teeth for the mouth out of construction paper or foam sponges.
  • Before bedtime, write down anything you might be worried about on a slip of paper. If you have more than one thing on your mind, use separate pieces of paper.
  • Fold the piece of paper and ‘feed it’ to the monster (put it in the monster’s mouth).
  • The next day, look at each slip of paper. If you still have that worry, put it back in the box. If you don’t, throw it out.
Big picture

Mindfulness

Resources

Mrs. Acquista and Mrs. McHugh know this is a stressful time for everyone. Please don't hesitate to reach out to either of us if you need assistance.


MAcquista@schools.nyc.gov

BMcHugh@schools.nyc.gov