School Counseling

Haley Elementary

Upcoming Dates:

Ms. Jochimsen will be out of state for bereavement September 2nd-September 9th. If you need immediate assistance, please call the main office at Haley. Thank you for your understanding.

Labor Day: September 7th- No School

Virtual Parent/Teacher Conferences

Wednesday, September 9th

Thursday, September 10th

Focusing on Coping Skills

With the current state of things, most of us are feeling extra worry, anxiety, stress, or frustration. If you notice your child more emotional than usual or displaying different behaviors, you're not alone!

It's important for students to be able to talk about how they are feeling, identify what emotion they are feeling, and learn different coping skills that will help them regulate their emotions and feel calm. To change a negative coping strategy/behavior into a positive coping strategy, you should always talk with your child(ren) when you're both calm.

Try one of the Emotional Regulation Plans that are attached below. These plans are designed for school, but can easily be adapted to use at home. Create a plan as a team- their input is important. Then, the next time your child is upset, remind them of the plan you created and to try one of the coping skills to feel better.

Pre-K - 2nd Grade Emotional Regulation Plan

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

3rd - 6th Emotional Regulation Plan

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

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Social Emotional Resources for at Home

Printable Behavior Charts

Free printable behavior charts. Behavior charts can be a helpful tool to motivate your child(ren). Before using a behavior chart, clearly define the expected behavior (what it looks like vs what it doesn't), and agree on what their incentive will be.

Parent Resources

Online Learning Tips:

Find a comfortable study space where you can focus (preferably in a quiet area with limited distractions).

Keep study space and daily schedule as consistent as possible.

During classes/work time, put away/silence phones and social media, and turn the TV off.

Have your schedule.

Make a daily to-do list or keep track of assignments in an agenda.

Complete one task at a time. Don’t try to multitask.

Set alarms before each class (5-10 minutes before class starts).

Take short (10-15 minute) breaks throughout the day. Breaks help recharge our mind and helps us refocus. Being in front of the computer or working for too long makes us more tired and less productive. Set timers for breaks.

If technology is not working, take a deep breath and know that we understand. It’s okay!

Ask for help. We’re in this together and we are all here to support each other. Don’t be afraid to reach out to your teacher or counselor.

Try to stay positive! Take care of your physical & mental health. Talk to someone when you’re feeling overwhelmed, upset, or worried.