Counselor's Corner

from West Madison Elementary School

Welcome to the West Madison School Counseling Newsletter

January was a time to focus on determination. Each grade level had lessons in January to help with academic growth.We worked on study skills, goal setting strategies and how to succeed in class. Here is some of what students have been learning in counseling classes this month:

Learning about multiple intelligences

One of my favorite lessons is teaching students about multiple intelligence. 4th graders recently took a quick assessment to find their strongest areas of intelligence. Some were surprised, but most were pleased to know they have such strengths!
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Great Kindness Challenge Week January 23-27, 2017

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Kindness Matters Poster Contest

I was SO impressed and proud of all of the poster entries. The students were so creative and showed such meaningful work. Above are the grade level winners. Congrats! And thanks to all who participated.

Character Focus

Character focus for February: FAIRNESS

Each month we have a school-wide character focus. This is shared with students in Monday morning assemblies, counseling classes, and in the classroom. Students are not only encourage to learn about character traits, but put them into practice! This month we are focusing on FAIRNESS. Don't we all cringe a little to hear the word "That's not fair!" Life is certainly not always fair, but we want to teach students to focus on how they can promote fairness, especially in how they treat others.
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February 5-10 is National School Counseling Week!

I am thankful for all the school counselors who make a difference in my life!

To learn more about what school counseling is all about, follow the links:'Guidance'

West Madison Elementary School Counseling Program

Stephanie Allen, LPC

School Counselor