Cook's Counseling Corner
Information about the guidance program at MES
January 11 - 15
Monday - Crutcher, Middle School Committee Meeting @ CO
Tuesday - Ruffin, Griffin, Vidaurri, Mittman
Wednesday - Lilienthal, Shelton, Fuller, PST Meetings
Thursday -- Dobbs, Marrazzo, Kelley
Friday -- Williams, Trainer, Learning Academy
*In the event of snow days/delays, I will do the best I can. I hope you know your students mean a lot to me, and guidance lessons are very important to me. I know last year was crazy with missed days. Hopefully we can avoid too many missed days and enjoy those weather days in the spring!
Info for Class - January 11-15
Kindergarten and First Grade will continue the New Year's Resolution focus on how to set realistic goals. We will discuss what resolutions are and try to narrow down a school goal, personal goal, and home goal. I will give examples to guide them and help them create a flip book of their resolutions.
Sixth grade will have an academic focus and discuss the feelings associated with taking tests. Students will be divided into groups and be given Dear Counselor letters. (similar to Dear Abby). The students must determine what feelings the student is going through and offer some helpful, timely advice. We will wrap up the lesson with relaxation techniques to help them when taking a test.
January -- Generous
Generosity can be described as freely sharing what you have with others. It can be an item, help with something, or even time. To be generous means giving something that is valuable to you without the expectation of a reward or return. It can be difficult to be generous; it is in our nature to keep good things for ourselves. However, I encourage all of our students to practice this character trait. Luckily they attend a school where the staff are masters of it.
If you already have your January student in mind for this trait, you may go ahead and submit their name!
Here are the remaining Character Traits:
January - Generous
February - Tolerance
March - Fair
April - Honest
May - Cooperative
Cook's Counseling Crew
As always, if it's an emergency email is usually the best way to get in touch with me because I ALMOST always have my phone on me. You can always text me as well (256-542-8798).