Kalan Hoskins, School Counselor, Fox Road Elementary
1st Grade Guidance Updates
Lesson #98: The Blame Game- to introduce the positive action of telling yourself the truth by refusing to blame others and accepting responsibility for your actions.
Word of the Week: Courage- Having the determination to do the right thing even when others don't; the strength to follow your conscience rather than the crowd.
Lesson #103: Grow My Strengths- to introduce the positive action of telling yourself the truth by recognizing your strengths and weaknesses
Word of the Week: Self-Responsibility- to answer for your actions.
Lesson #113: How to Get Healthier, Smarter, Nicer- to introduce Unit 6- Improving Yourself Continually Using Social and Emotional Positive Actions.
Word of the Week: Self-Improvement- to make yourself better by taking positive actions.
I will also be using additional animated books and songs in Guidance:
Our April stories are:
* Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns About Courage
* Howard B. Wigglebottom Listens to His Heart
* Howard B. Wigglebottom Blends in Like Chameleons
You can view the stories, listen to the songs, play interactive games, and print out coloring sheets of Howard at: https://wedolisten.org/home#no-hide
This month, we are also excited to welcome back Kelly Harvell, our own former Graduation Coach, who is a volunteer with SAFE Child. She will be presenting a lesson to all first graders called Funny Tummy Feelings. Funny Tummy Feelings includes discussions about pleasant and unpleasant Funny Tummy Feelings or emotions; the differences between “good” and “not-so-good” secrets; how to identify and select special people in each child’s life that he or she can talk to and trust; when to say “no” and how to say “no” effectively. http://www.safechildnc.org/services/funny-tummy-feelings/
1st Grade April 2016 Guidance Schedule
Waller: 4/5/16, *4/11/16, 4/19/16, 4/26/16
Wahl: 4/6/16, *4/13/16, 4/20/16, 4/27/16
Hall: 4/7/16, *4/15/16, 4/21/16, 4/28/16
Turnau: 4/8/16, *4/15/16, 4/22/16, 4/29/16
*indicates dates of Funny Tummy Feelings lesson presented by SAFE Child.
3rd Grade Guidance Updates
The four sections of the program are:
1- Jobland- the main section of the program. There are 20 clusters/areas in Jobland. Each area contains a number of jobs. There are five or six photographs illustrating each job, and each has a soundtrack/written commentary describing how that job is done.
2- Job Finder- uses a simple process to match students' interests with the Jobland areas. The students answer a series of questions. Once all the questions have been answered, the program highlights the areas of Jobland that contain jobs that might interest the student.
3- The Quiz- is a fun way of consolidating what has been learned while using the program.
4- ABC Search- is an alphabetical listing to give students easy access to all of the job listings and information.
Students will write their top three jobs on the worksheet provided and two reasons for each choice. (Ex: Airplane Pilot because you can visit other countries and wear a uniform.) Students will compare their lists with a partner, discussing why they like their jobs, and see if there are any similarities in their choices. Ask your child for this worksheet and talk to them about their top 3 career choices. For more, check out this Paws in Jobland Activity Book: https://www.cfnc.org/static/pdf/home/sc/pdf/PawsActivityBook_CFNC.pdf
3rd Grade April 2016 Guidance Schedule
T. Davis: 4/8/16
5th Grade Guidance Updates
In addition to a monthly guidance lesson, students going to one of our top four receiving schools will be invited to hear more about the school they will be attending next year. We will have the 6th grade counselor and also a few middle school friends visit our school to share what life is like in middle school and all of the fun adventures that await our fifth graders! See the schedule below.
5th Grade April 2016 Guidance Schedule
In addition, we will have our top four receiving middle schools visit us at Fox Road this month. 5th graders that are slated to attend those schools will be invited to participate.
April 7th, 1:00-2:00- Wake Forest Middle in Media Center & Rolesville Middle in the Computer Lab
April 12th, 1:00-2:00- Wakefield Middle in Media Center & East Millbrook in the Computer Lab
Middle School Info
Middle School Open Houses
Durant Road Middle: Thu. April 14 (Track 1 & 3), Thu. April 28 (Track 2 & 4) 9:15-11:00 a.m.
East Millbrook Middle: April 28th, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
East Wake Middle: Sat. May 21, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Rolesville Middle: Tue. March 22 (Tracks 3 & 4), Thu. April 14 (Tracks 1 & 2), 6:30 p.m.
Wake Forest Middle: Thu. April 21, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Wakefield Middle: Thu. April 14, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
West Millbrook Middle: Thu. April 14th 9:45-11:30 a.m. or 6:00-7:20 p.m.
If your school is not listed above, please contact your middle school for more info.
Changing Your Middle School
The Magnet Application period, Calendar Option, and Early Transfer periods have all ended. On May 2-16, parents may apply for a hardship transfer. Application materials will be available starting on May 2. Please note that school system transportation is not provided for voluntary transfer students. Parents/Guardians are required to provide their students transportation to and from school.
Fox Road welcomed the NED show last month. The NED Show is a character education program that centers around three important messages that have life long relevance: Never give up, Encourage others and Do your best. During the assembly, students enjoyed storytelling, magic, humor and yo-yo tricks. See a picture from the assembly below.
NC Med Asssist is hosting a free over-the-counter medicine giveaway on Friday, April 22nd from 9am-2pm at Saint Augustine University's Emory Gymnasium at 1315 Oakwood Ave in Raleigh. Items include cough, cold, and flu medication, vitamins, band-aids, and pain and allergy relief. No ID or insurance required.
Wake-Raleigh Salvation Army will be hosting a free healthcare day from 9am-3pm on Saturday, April 9th. Families may receive health screenings and information free of charge. The center is located at 1863 Capital Blvd in Raleigh.