Kuentz Counselor's Corner

May 18th-May 22nd

Helping Kids Identify and Manage Feelings

Kids experience complex feelings just like adults. They get frustrated, excited, nervous, sad, jealous, frightened, worried, angry and embarrassed. We all need to have the ability to express ourselves emotionally in order to connect and relate to others. When we don't have the vocabulary or do not feel comfortable in sharing, we may act out our feelings in physical, inappropriate or problematic ways.

From the moment kids are born, they start learning the emotional skills they need to identify, express and manage their feelings. Prior to verbally expressing their feelings, children may express their feelings through facial expressions, their body language, their behavior and play. They learn how to do this through their social interactions and relationships with important people in their lives such as parents, grandparents and caregivers.

Beginning at a young age, we want kids to be comfortable in sharing and expressing their feelings with someone they trust. It will have a life long impact when kids learn how to how to manage their feelings in a positive and constructive way.

Kids who learn healthy ways to express and cope with their feelings are more likely to:

Kids who learn healthy ways to express and cope with their feelings are more likely to:

Using Vocabulary to Express Emotions and Feelings

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Feelings Thermometer

Press here to download your free feelings thermometer

Fun at Home

Mood Walk - Blazer Fresh | GoNoodle

Guidance Lessons

Mrs. Hurd and Mrs. Breda have a Google Classroom! We hope that you have been enjoying the lessons that we have posted so far.

Below are this week's lessons that have been posted in our Google Classroom. You'll find activities and discussion questions posted with each lesson.

Remember all of our lessons are OPTIONAL!

We miss you all so much. If you need anything, remember we are here for you!


Mrs. Hurd and Mrs. Breda

Stuck: PreK-4th Grade Lesson

Stuck ReadAloud


Students will understand what it takes to achieve their goals.

Skill Goal(s):

Motivation to Achieve: Post-Secondary and Career Readiness

Combination Locks: 5th Grade Lesson

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Join Mrs. Hurd for a ZOOM lesson on how to use a combination lock.

Monday, May 18th, 10am

This is an online event.

Before joining the class, make sure you have a padlock with a 3-number combination.

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RSVPs are enabled for this event.


Students will acquire the knowledge and confidence by practicing how to open their combination lock.

Skill Goal:

Transitioning to 6th Grade

Daily Challenge Activities


Girls Incorporated

You may not be in need of resources specifically for girls, but may know someone who is.
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Best Practices

We are teaching through June 4th, so best learning practices are still very applicable.
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Additional Resources

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Request to See a Counselor Form

Please ensure that all of the information is accurate when completing this form. If you would like to speak to your counselor, please fill out the following form to request a virtual meeting. We will contact you to schedule a time to meet and what platform you would prefer to use. Please know that you can ALWAYS contact your counselor via email. We are available from 8 A.M.-4 P.M. during the school week to check and access emails. We always strive to reply within 24 hours.