Counselor's Corner Newsletter
May 2015 At A Glance
May 5th- 4th Grade Field Trip to Sawyer Camp Trail
May 6th- 1st Grade Nature Van, 9:15-1:45
May 7th- 5th Grade Musical, Dress Rehearsal at 10:30am, Evening Performance at 6:30pm
Kindergarten Round Up at 2pm
May 8th- Mexican Folk Dance Assembly
9-10am 3-5th grade
10:30-11:30am K-2nd grade
May 11th-15th- 4th Grade SBAC Testing Week
May 14th- 5th Grade STAR Science Test
May 15th- Parent Group Meeting, 8:45am
May 18th- 2nd Grade Zoo Mobile, 10-11:45am
4th Grade Bizworld, 1-2:30pm in the MPR
May 20th- EARLY DISMISSAL 1:15 Grades K-2 and 1:30 grades 3-5
1st Grade Mammal Fair, 10:30-11:30am in the MPR
May 21st- Open House, 6pm
5:45pm come to the MPR to meet the new West Prinicpal, Mr. Matthew Lindner
May 25th- Memorial Day, No School
May 26th- 29th- 4th Grade to Yosemite
May 29th- Kindergarten Field Trip to SF Academy of Sciences
May 31st- HSF Fun Run at North School
What's On My Bookshelf?
Thanks for The Feedback, I Think by Julia Cook
This entertaining story follows RJ as he goes about his day doing the things he enjoys, such as blowing bubbles, playing soccer, and hanging out with friends. But when a couple of friends give him compliments, he just isn’t sure how to respond! As RJ continues through the day, he hears from his teacher and parents that while there are many things he’s doing very well, there are also some things he needs to work on. His first reaction is to argue and make excuses. Throughout this must-read story, RJ learns what it means to receive positive and negative feedback, and how to respond appropriately to that feedback.
Curious About the Common Core and SBAC?
Common Core Standards:
- look at your child's grade as well one grade level ahead and below
California Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts
Habits of Mind
You probably hear the staff at West reference the Habits of Mind. You might even hear your child speak about them as well. This is a great article that reviews each habit of mind with an example of how each habit can be implemented in the classroom setting.
40 Developmental Assets for Elementary-Age Children
Social/Emotional Book Suggestions
One of my most used and favorite resources for my work with students is books. Check out the blog, Books That Heal Kids if you are looking for a book about a social/emotional issue for your child.