EES Counseling Corner
with Mrs. Hogg
Mrs Hogg School Counselors Corner Contact information:
Hello Eastside students and parents!
I hope everyone is doing well and staying healthy. I think everyone is settling into their new routines and new normal with great success. Since learning and living are different we need to be aware of our stresses. Mindfulness helps to improve emotional and physical well-being.
Please remember if you have questions or need anything please reach out and I will do my best to help you. Miss you all! Together we are better!!!
Love, Mrs. Hogg
Proud Eastside School Counselor
How to make a Mindfulness or Calming Bottle:
Supplies: Clear plastic bottle, clear glue, warm water, glitter, beads, super glue.
Fill a clear plastic bottle with 3 parts clear glue to one part warm water.
Secure the lid and shake until glue and water have blended.
The children can add glitter, beads, or other slow floating items.
Finally, secure the lid with superglue.
Children can then shake the bottles and watch the items in the bottle slowly float to the bottom as they push away other thoughts and focus only on their experience in the moment.
Acts of Kindness Fortune Teller
You can print this out and use it, or the link below this one is a blank template and you can use this as a guide to write it yourself. You may even want to color and draw pictures!!! Have fun!
This is a blank fortune teller template that you can print out and make your own.
“I Am Powerful” Kids for Peace Book Contest
If you are interested in being a part of creating a book please pull up this link and follow the instructions. How cool would that be to have a page in the book! Let me know if you submit a page.
Life is different right now, for everyone. Our kids are having to make huge adjustments in their daily school routine and that will bring up some emotions, big emotions.
To help you better understand what your kids are dealing with, Centervention has created a simple emotional check-in worksheet. This feelings check-in asks:
How your kids are feeling
What are their favorite new activities
What they miss
And things they are looking forward to
Here are some great ways to help with your child's self-esteem.
15 Fun Learning Activities to Do at Home with Kids
Working through School at Home!
Don't be afraid to "bribe" them
"For younger children, a dry erase board, where you can list out all assignments and chores for the day and then check them off as they go, may be most effective," added Bowen.
Go Noodle at Home!
Go noodle is offering resources for families to channel Go Noodle Good Energy at home:
Laughter is a great form of stress relief, and that's no joke.
Start a book with your children.
Leave a joke or some silly memes for your children to look at.
Encourage them to think about the stress-relieving powers of laughter!
Children can brainstorm things that make them laugh and add to the book. This will give them something to turn to when feeling stressed.