Mrs. Kohlenberg's April Activities
Individual Counseling: 17
Meetings (Parent; Faculty; Admin): 6
Small Group: 1
4th & 5th grade had a lesson on what stress is and how to handle it. We discussed what stress does to your body and types of stressors. I gave each student a balloon to help demonstrate the affects of stress on the body. We blew small breathes into the balloon for small stressors and large breathes for large stressors. When the balloons were ready to pop, the student's were asked to give examples of ways to handle stress. If it was a healthy way to handle stress they were allowed to let their balloon "fly", but if it was an unhealthy way to handle stress they had to tie the balloon. This showed how stress builds up if we don't handle it in a healthy way.
Kindergarten had a lesson on listening and following directions. We read a book about RJ who had the worst day of his life ever! If he had only listened and followed directions he would have had the best day ever. We talked about the importance of listening and following directions. We then played "heads up, 7 up" to reiterate what we learned.
If there is a topic you would like me to discuss in your classroom, please let me know!