Horace Counseling Corner

February 2016

Classroom Counseling Lessons

The topic of Empathy was the main focus for classroom lessons during December and January. Students participated in various activities to help them understand their feelings and the feelings of others. The Second Step classroom counseling curriculum that all West Fargo Elementary Counselors implement includes interactive Brain Builder games, class discussion, opportunities for students to practice skills, and songs.

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How can families reinforce these concepts at home?

To utilize the home-links, go to www.secondstep.org and use the appropriate activation key.

Grade 1: SSP1 FAMI LY71

Grade 2: SSP2 FAMI LY72

Grade 3: SSP3 FAMI LY73

Grade 4: SSP4 FAMI LY74

Grade 5: SSP5 FAMI LY75

What about our fantastic fourth grade and our facinating fifth grade?!

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Facinating Fifth Grade

The students started out by discussing different perspectives and how every perception a person has is based upon their own personal experience. People perceive the world differently because no two people have the same experiences. Experience makes us who we are. We tied this into the topic of bullying, discussing how the perspective is different depending on if the student is the bully, the target, or the bystander. The students then blindly picked a "role" - bully, the target, or bystander. Groups then get together to discuss feelings / actions that go along with the role they have. They then complete an "I am" poem from the point of view of the role they have. Once the poem was complete, the students typed and printed their poems. Students also designed an anti-bullying T-shirt on the opposite side of their poem.

Kindness Week

February 22-26th, 2016

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