School Counselor Connection
During the month of November, students worked on giving gratitude to people that mean so much to them: parents, teachers, coaches, etc. Students in grades 3-5 wrote ¨Thanks for Giving" letters to someone of their choice to express their gratitude. When we learn to express gratitude it boosts our emotional well-being and people that express thanks are proven to be happier! What a great reason to encourage our children to give thanks!
Students in Kindergarten are continuing to learn from the research-based curriculum, Second Step. Students are learning skills for learning and about their feelings. Fifth and sixth grade students continue to learn about different types of bullying from the book, Confessions of a Former Bully. The students are actively discussing types of bullying and ways to control it.
Our seventh grade students learned about different character traits; such as: integrity, responsibility, respect, patience, and had to collaboratively work on definitions of these terms and apply those terms to their lives. Our eighth grade students see me for Health class and will start Career Cruising after the holidays.