The Counseling Capsule
From the CYES School Counselors
For the Week of December 14, 2015
December's Pillar is CARING
A Day of Caring
Isn't this what Officer Yung displayed throughout his life? What a wonderful tribute to him and his family -to be able to spread love and cheer and give back to our community.
Happy Holidays to you and your families! Wishing you much love and joy, rest and relaxation over Winter Break!
Mrs. Lang's Schedule (Grades 1, 3 and 5)
Mrs. Lang's Schedule is as follows:
Monday, December 14
11 - 11:45 Making Good Choices GRADE 1 Lunch Bunch
12:30 - 1:15 Making Good Choices GRADE 3 Lunch Bunch
2 - 2:40 Classroom Counseling Mrs. McDonald Grade 5 - Time To Tell
3 - 3:40 Ms Gearhart Making Good Choices Small Group
Tuesday, December 15
9:20 - 10 Classroom Counseling Ms. Crouch-Grade 3 - Time To Tell video
11:15 - 12 Making Good Choices - GRADE 1 Lunch Bunch (Ramirez)
12:30 - 1:15 Changing Families -GRADES 3, 5 Lunch Bunch
2:25 - 3 Classroom Counseling Ms. Gearhart-What Tadoo Video
3 - 3:40 Stress Less GRADES 3, 5 Small Group
Wednesday, December 16
11- 11:45 Making Friends GRADE 1 Lunch Bunch
12:30 - 1:15 Making Friends GRADE 3 Lunch Bunch
2 - 2:40 Classroom Counseling Mrs. Woodby Grade 5 - Time To Tell video
Thursday, December 17
Mrs. Lang at KLC for Elementary School Counseling Dept. Meeting
Friday, December 18
11 - 11:45 Goal Setters GRADE 1 Lunch Bunch
12:30 - 1:15 Goal Setters GRADE 3 Lunch Bunch
Coming in the New Year...
Character in January
Spirit Day will be January 8 - Wear Yellow!
School Wide Character Events will include National No Name Calling Week January 19 - 22 which will end with a school wide activity "Hands Down Respect Wins" in which teachers can have students trace the outline of their hand and write a way they show respect to others on each finger.
Through our teachings of Martin Luther King and his dream for our nation, we can weave the character trait of respect throughout our discussions and lessons this month.
These principles are what we use to guide our collaborative efforts in creating a firm foundation for our school community based upon the Six Pillars of Character.
Briefly, these principles are:
- The school community promotes core ethical and performance values as the foundation of good character.
- The school defines “character” comprehensively to include thinking, feeling, and doing.
- The school uses a comprehensive, intentional, and proactive approach to character development.
- The school creates a caring community.
- The school provides students with opportunities for moral action.
- The school offers a meaningful and challenging academic curriculum that respects all learners, develops their character, and helps them to succeed.
- The school fosters students’ self-motivation.
- The school staff is an ethical learning community that shares responsibility for character education and adheres to the same core values that guide the students.
- The school fosters shared leadership and long-range support of the character education initiative.
- The school engages families and community members as partners in the character-building effort.
- The school regularly assesses its culture and climate, the functioning of its staff as character educators, and the extent to which its students manifest good character.
These 11 principles are the goals of Chris Yung Elementary School and our community as we work together to form new traditions, incentives, and a positive school climate within our school culture.
Bet you didn't know there were 11 of them!
CHARACTER EDUCATION ARTICLES, LINKS, AND RESOURCES
Teaching Good Citizenship - Five Themes
Tips for Creating a Culture of Kindness in Your School
The Responsive Classroom - Why is everyone so nice in here?
WEBSITES and LINKS
Awesome Blog by Barbara Gruener
Have a great week, everyone!