Ms. Gee's Counseling Corner
Happy New Year
Our goal at Bryker Woods is to create a bold and brave space for students and community members to navigate these uncharted waters together in a healthy and supportive way. It is important for all of us to understand our own emotional response to what we are enduring, but to also allow our kids and students to do the same.
In the coming weeks, I hope you are able to reflect on your own emotional state and meet your needs and the needs of your family with self-care and quality time in the presence of those you love most. We are hoping for the brightness to shine in this new year, despite the tragedies we have all endured.
I am excited to spend more time with our students and continue to grow and encourage others alongside them.
3rd grade Book Study Opportunities
The second book study will start just after spring break and we will be using the book Speak Up and Get Along. This book is geared towards all kids and gives practical tools and strategies to communicate clearly and engage in positive social interactions.
I am still working out logistics, but it will be available to both in person and remote learners. Some of the details to when and where will be dependent upon how many people are interested. I will post a google form soon to see who would be interested in having their child(ren) participate. They can participate in one or both since they will not overlap. This is completely optional, and is just a resource made available to set a good foundation as kids begin to navigate more complex social dynamics.
*Each group will last approximately 6 weeks, meeting one day a week for 30 minutes.
The Great Kindness Challenge
Each day of the week our goal will be to individually complete at least one act of kindness. Your child is not limited to the suggestions on the check list. They will be free to come up with their own acts of kindness as well, if they choose to. At the end of the week, teachers will tally up all the acts of kindness their students performed and we will see just how much kindness we can spread as the Bryker Woods community.
New This Year
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