Carroll Dragon's Breath~May

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HEALTH AND WELLNESS NEWSLETTER FROM THE CARROLL ISD K-6th GRADE COUNSELORS

PERSEVERANCE

Perseverance is the ability and self control that pushes you to work through challenges. Having perseverance means that when you are facing a challenge, you use your mind and your body to overcome it. Perseverance means you are able to wait and work through difficulties, whether they have to do with your mind, your body, or your emotions.

It’s important to point out that the definition of perseverance is not “don’t give up no matter what” or “never quit”. Sometimes you’ll do your best but it will still be time to move on to a different goal. However, perseverance is the ability to do your best toward a goal, even though it’s a big challenge.

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TIPS FOR SURVIVING THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR

Start each day on a positive note

Encourage students by sharing positive messages (written or verbal).

Contain Your Focus

Encourage students to be mindful and attentive during the final few weeks of school. Remind them that we want to make the last few weeks really special and try to keep excellent behavior.

Strive for Routine

Keep your routine as much as possible. This will help students stay focused and avoid unnecessary stress.

Have Fun :)

Be Flexible

Go with the flow. It’s May and things are going to come up. Take the changes as they come and embrace them! It’s the end of the year.

Celebrate

Celebrate the accomplishments of students. They’ve worked hard this year! Celebrate the hard work and growth your children have made.

Plan Ahead

Keep lists/notes to help stay organized on what needs to be accomplished for the end of the year and even the fall.

Prepare for Next Year

Are there things that can be prepared now to alleviate extra stress in the fall?

Reflect

Think back on your child's year. What went well? What didn’t go so well? What goals do your children have for the upcoming year?

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MAY 15th, 2019 - INTERNATIONAL WATER SAFETY DAY

(https://www.internationalwatersafetyday.org/)

Some reminders as we approach summer swimming season:
· Never swim alone, regardless of your age and experience.
· Don’t swim or dive in water, if you don’t know the depth or cannot see the depth.
· Never roughhouse in any body of water.
· At local pools, follow safety rules and heed lifeguard instructions at all times.
· Always know where pool safety devices are located and what they are for. These are lifesaving devices, not toys.
· Never swim out in water if signs are posted that conditions are unsafe to swim.
· Wear life jackets at all times, if on any boat.


Have a wonderful safe summer!

The Resiliency Project

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Braver. Smarter. Stronger.

Braver than yesterday. Smarter today.

Stronger than challenges coming my way.

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