School Counseling Program: December News
The 7 Habits
Keep sending pictures! Outside my office, there is a wall with the "Habits in Action." Please send in any pictures of your class or family exhibiting any of the 7 habits.
December's 7 Habit Focus: Goal Setting
This year I started sending home a calendar called, "Habits at Home" where families could incorporate the 7 habits in their homes. I've loved seeing your child/students turn these completed calendars in at the end of the month!
The Habits at Home calendar will look a bit different this month (Your child will receive it today). As we wrap up 2015, let's take some time this month to talk about goals for 2016. Each day our calendar will have a different conversation starter. Feel free to use this calendar as a way to get your family talking about the goals they have for 2016. Please initial any days that are completed and send in your completed calendars by the last day of school in December.
Students of the Month
Avery Hagedorn-Put First Things First
Ravi Bassett- Seek First to Understand, then to be Understood
Logan Weber- Put First Things First & Synergize
Savannah Haigis- Put First Things First
Kindergarten- Identifying comfortable and uncomfortable feelings such as happy and sad.
1st Grade-Identifying how people feel by looking for clues on their faces, bodies, and through the words they say.
Second Grade-Identifying a variety of feelings and labeling feelings as being the same or different from others.
Third Grade- Identifying similarities and differences between people and thinking about how people may feel when they are teased for being different. Also, identifying ways we can show compassion for others...even when we do not agree.
Fourth Grade- Discussing how people can have multiple feelings about the same situation. Sometimes this can cause conflict because people see things differently than us...but, we learned how to show empathy instead.
Fifth Grade- We discussed similarities and differences between people and how sometimes we may be more similar than we think. We also learned what the word prejudice means and how we can show compassion for people even if they are different than us.
Small Group Counseling
New groups will form towards the end of January. If your child/students need a specific group topic, please let me know.