School Counselor Connection

Welcome to the Second Semester!

Welcome back students and families! We hope you all have had an enjoyable and safe holiday break. As we return to school and school routines, we must maintain our focus now more than ever! We will continue our journey into Social and Emotional Learning as well as other topics.
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We will start with a few important review lessons...

Week of January 4-8, 2021

Week of January 11-15, 2021

Week of January 19-22, 2021

Week of January 25-29, 2021

Week of February 1-5, 2021

Lesson: Change

This week we are discussing change. Everyday people experience change. Sometimes the change is so small that we don't think much about it. Other times, the change seems so big we cannot see our way through.


Click on the picture to view the lesson. Then come back and click here for the Padlet activity.

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Week of February 8-12, 2021

Lesson: What Makes A Good Learner?


This week we are talking about becoming a good learner at HES. The lifeskills mentioned in this lesson help you get off to a good start to becoming the best learner you can be!


Click on the picture to view the lesson. Then click here to add your response to the Padlet for this weeks lesson.

Week of February 15-19, 2021

Lesson: Think About It!

This week we will continue our social emotional learning (SEL). The focus for the lesson will be responsible decision making. Have you ever had a problem? If so, what strategies did you use to solve the problem? Did you solve it on your own or did you get help from someone?


Click the picture of the book to view the lesson. Then click here to add your response to the Padlet for the weeks lesson.

Week of February 22-26, 2021

Lesson: Conflict Resolution

This week we are discussing conflict resolution which is also part of being a responsible decision maker. A conflict is a problem or disagreement you have with someone else. You will learn a few new strategies to use with the problem solving steps we learned last week. Using your critical thinking skills can help you be a responsible decision maker too!


Click the picture on the left to view the lesson. Then click here to add your response to the Padlet for the lesson.

Week of March 1-5, 2021

Choice Board - Social Emotional Learning

This week you will choose an activity from the choice board. Click on the picture on the right to go to the Padlet. Follow the directions listed.

Week of March 8-12, 2021

SEL Review Choice Board

This week you will choose an activity from the choice board pictured on the left. Click on the picture to be directed to the Padlet. Follow the directions listed in the left column titled "Lesson Information".

Week of March 15-19, 2021

Week of March 22-26, 2021

Week of March 29 - April 2, 2021

Career Exploration Assignment

There are many different ways to learn about careers. You can read books, watch videos, and talk to people actually working in that career! This week I want you to write a journal entry about careers you like. Head over to the Padlet to see what questions you should answer as part of your journal entry. Click here for Padlet.


Occupational Outlook Handbook

Midlands Education and Business Alliance

Week of April 12-19, 2021

Career Exploration Activity Board

Welcome! I hope you all have had a safe and fun Spring Break! This week we will continue our Career Exploration lessons. I have a created an activity board for this week. Please pay close attention to the directions and grade levels listed for the activities.


Kindergarten students will complete the activity in the blue column and post their response on the Padlet in the Kindergarten column as usual.


1st and 2nd grade students will complete the activity in the red column. You will post under your correct grade level as usual.


3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students will complete the activity in the yellow column. You will post your response under your correct grade level as usual. You will use the Occupational Outlook Handbook link to complete your activity.


Please make sure to complete your entire activity to get credit. Also, make sure to include your name.


Click the picture on the left to get to Padlet.

Week of April 19-23, 2021

Determination

This week we are reviewing the learner disposition of DETERMINATION! As we move through these last weeks of school and prepare for end of the year testing, let us remember the importance of never giving up! Please click the picture on the right or click here to be taken to the Microsoft Form on Determination.

Week of April 26-30, 2021

Internet Safety

This week we are learning about how to be safe while using internet. We use the internet in many ways. It is super important for us to understand and work hard how to follow internet safety rules! Please click the picture on the left or click here to be taken to the Microsoft Form on Internet Safety.

Week of May 3-7, 2021

Test-Taking Strategies (Part 2)

This week we will listen to the book The Anti-Test Anxiety Society written by Julia Cook. We all take tests whether it is a weekly spelling test, STAR, or SCREADY. This book will teach us even more valuable strategies to keep in mind and use as we prepare for our upcoming state tests. Please click the picture on the right or click here to be taken to the Microsoft Form on Test-Taking Strategies (Part 2).

Week of May 10-14, 2021

Self-Confidence

This week we are learning about self-confidence. We want to build our self-confidence so that we believe in ourselves and our ability to do well in school and other areas of life. We want to continue to strive to set and accomplish our goals. Please click the picture on the left or click here to be taken to the Microsoft Form on Self-Confidence.

Week of May 17-21, 2021

Random Acts of Kindness

We will be practicing showing kindness to others. To help, I have created a table with different activities that show kindness to others. Choose two acts of kindness from the table and actually DO them! Click the picture of the right to make it big enough to see. Write down the two (2) acts of kindness you choose to do. Click here to complete the Microsoft Forms about Random Acts of Kindness.

Week of May 31- June 4, 2021

Classroom Guidance Reflections

This week I would like each of you to take some time to reflect on the guidance lessons you've watched and listened to over the course of this school year. Think about what lessons you enjoyed and what lessons you did not enjoy. Think about what topics you would have like to learn more about. After your time of reflection, please click the picture to complete the Microsoft Forms. Thank you!

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