Ms. Gee's Counseling Corner

Week 3

Another great week

This week was so much fun! I got to meet many of our new students during lunch bunches this week. I was able to connect with returning panthers too. I participated in some grade level morning meetings, and ended the week with a successful counselor's coffee. All in all, it was a great week and I am excited for new opportunities to connect with kids in week 3.

If you missed the counselor's coffee and want to watch it on your own, you can access it below or on living tree.

Counselor Coffee 9 18

Fifth Grade Leadership opportunity

Starting this week, I am excited to announce, that I will be working with fifth graders on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 12:00-12:30 in a leadership capacity. This is completely optional. During our time together students will have the opportunity to help with morning announcements, No Place for Hate school-wide projects, and other school initiatives that would benefit the Bryker Woods community.

There will be flexibility in our schedule so if your child can only attend one or two days out of the week that is fine. I would love to have them join whenever they are available. I know our schedules are tight.

Students can access my zoom link through the counselor button linked on their homeroom's home page or through the link below.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 236 552 8041

Passcode: Kindness

New This Year

This school year, we have a Bryker Woods Counseling Blend Page. Each homeroom teacher should have a link for it on their personal home pages.

What you can find there...

  • Zoom link for office hours and lunch bunches
  • Community resources (Agencies offering group/individual counseling in the community)
  • Weekly newsletters
  • Asynchronous lessons K-5th
  • Student request forms
  • Parent/Teacher request forms
  • Student resources (Peace room and SEL Library)

Please feel free to look at this page and play around with the different tools

Student Check-Ins

Over the course of the next few weeks, I will be meeting with every student to do a general check-in with them. We know that during this time of navigating a global pandemic, that everyone is operating on some level of trauma. The goal of this check-in is to simple understand from the students perspective how they are feeling/functioning at a social, emotional, and academic level.

The check-in will be completed during students asynchronous time so they will not be missing any direct teaching. I will start with our fifth grade students and will work down by grade level. I will communicate with your students teachers to conduct a sign-up to meet with every child.