Counselor's Connection

Jollyville Elementary Counselor Newsletter-November

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Kinder: Students will learn the importance of using helpful words instead of hurtful words for their first lesson. Students will be shown how hurtful words crumple our hearts and even with apologies, hurtful words still leave a mark on our hearts. For their second lesson, students will be learning how to fill each other's buckets with kind words and actions. Towards the end of the month, ask your child how they've filled a bucket today!
1st: Students will be learning about personal space and how we all have different comfort levels on how close we want others to be to us. Students will decide how much personal space they need around different people. For the second lesson, students will be learning about self-esteem and why it's important to feel good about who we are.
2nd Grade: Students will play a game of bingo to reinforce their friendship skills. They will review how to make friends, good friendship qualities and behaviors, and how friends make us feel. For the second lesson, students will learn about self-esteem and will make self-esteem sandwiches that highlight each student's positive attributes. Students will be reading, Carla's Sandwich.
Sesame Street: Will.i.am Sings "What I Am"
3rd and 4th Grade: Students will play a game of bingo to reinforce their friendship skills. They will review how to make friends, good friendship qualities and behaviors, and how friends make us feel. For their second lesson, students will learn about self-esteem and why it's important to believe in yourself. They will be reading, Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon and completing a self-esteem building activity,
5th Grade: Students will play a game of bingo to reinforce their friendship skills. They will review how to make friends, good friendship qualities and behaviors, and how friends make us feel. For their second lesson, students will learn about self-esteem and why it's important to believe in yourself and be yourself. They will be reading, Odd Velvet, and completing a self-esteem building activity.
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Jaguar Unity Day Work

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