Counselor's Corner

Kalan Hoskins, School Counselor, Fox Road Elementary

DECEMBER 2015

1st Grade Guidance Updates

First Grade will be using the Positive Action curriculum this year in guidance. A positive action means to do or cause good things to happen. In December, we will be studying Unit 2: Physical and Intellectual Positive Actions. I will be teaching:


Lesson #24: "Good and Good For Me" to introduce the positive action of eating healthy foods

Word of the Week: Healthy- To be well or have good health


Lesson #27: "Moving and Grooving" to introduce the positive action of daily physical exercise

Word of the Week: Wellness- To be totally healthy in body, mind, and feelings


Lesson #35: "Getting My Brain in Gear"- to introduce the second part of Unit 2- Intellectual Positive Actions

Word of the Week: Challenge- a task that calls for special effort

1st Grade December Guidance Schedule

Demick: 11/30/15, 12/7/15, 12/14/15

Waller: 12/1/15, 12/8/15, 12/15/15

Wahl: 12/2/15, 12/9/15, 12/16/15

Hall: 12/3/15, 12/10/15, 12/17/15

Turnau: 12/4/15, 12/11/15, 12/18/15

3rd Grade Guidance Updates

In December, third graders will be studying Conflict Resolution in a lesson called "Win-Win Solutions." We will read a book, Have You Filled a Bucket Today? by Carol McCloud. Students will learn 4 steps to solve conflicts and perform Conflict Resolution skits!

1. Calm down

2. Talk, listen, and identify the problem

3. Brainstorm solutions (Win/Lose, Lose/Win, Lose/Lose, Win-Win)

4. Agree on a solution that everyone accepts.

3rd Grade December Guidance Schedule

Gayton: 12/4/15

T. Davis: 12/7/15

Peterson: 12/8/15

Geiger: 12/9/15

Fatheree: 12/11/15

Gibbs: 12/14/15

5th Grade Guidance Updates

In December, fifth graders will be developing coping skills and self-regulation skills. Our lesson is called "Clay Problems or Rock Problems." Students will utilize modeling clay to discover the 3 C's in problem solving (Control, Change, Cope).


Self-Regulation: The ability to be aware of and in control of your emotions, thoughts, and behaviors

Coping: What a person does in order to avoid, remove, minimize, or "get through" a stressful or uncomfortable situation.


Students will develop 5 coping strategies: positive self talk, distraction, physical activity, get support, and emotional expression. Ask your fifth grader if their problem is a rock problem or a clay problem. Ask them what coping strategies they can use!

5th Grade December Guidance Schedule

Damroth: 11/19/15

LeFevre: 11/30/15

Schott: 12/9/15

Jordan: 12/10/15

Small Group Counseling

Mrs. Hoskins current small groups include:

1st grade- All Stars!, Soda Pop Head, Leadership, Attendance Club

3rd grade- School Success, Attendance Club, Leadership Wednesdays, Leadership Fridays

5th grade- All About Me, Attendance Club, Leadership, School Success, All Stars!


New groups will be starting up in January! Please contact me if you are interested in your child participating in a small group!

Kalan Hoskins

Mrs. Hoskins has a Master’s degree in Counseling and a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from East Carolina University. She furthered her training and education by becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor. She began working as a school counselor in 2001, and has worked in Wake county as a school counselor since 2004. She is married and a mother of three children: a son, age 1, and two girls, ages 5 and 9. She lives in Wake Forest. Her role at Fox Road is the Interim School Counselor. She is the counselor for 1st, 3rd, and 5th grades this year.