Counselor's Corner

December Edition

Our Lesson This Month

The holidays can be full of joy and can also be full of overwhelming feelings. At the beginning of the school year we learned about our feelings and how in certain situations, our feelings can get too big. It's a great time to learn skills to cope with big feelings. The great part of coping skills is they are not just good tools for kids, they are great for adults too.

Below are two great books that share how the character in the story uses their coping skills to calm down. The box breathing video will guide you through learning a breathing technique that is helpful in calming the body and mind.


Click on the following link below to watch a video about how to create your own calm corner.

Mrs. White's Flip Grid Video - How to create a calm corner

Great Books and Videos To Practice Coping Skills

Cyberbullying & Internet Safety

As parents we want to ensure our children's safety in all that they do. In today's world our children have access to technology and with it comes great responsibility. Unfortunately, not all people on the other side of the screen are kind. Cyberbullying can take place in many different ways on the internet. Please use the tips and links below to learn more about how to keep your kids safe on the internet and to protect them from Cyberbullying.


Tips for your kids- 3 Things to Protect Yourself from Cyberbullying:

1. Make sure mom and dad know every time you are on-line

2. Only play games on line or chat with friends you and your parents know

3. Let your mom and dad know any time someone is mean, rude, or uses foul language with you on-line


Tip for Parents- How to keep your kids safe On-Line:

1. Keep computer in common area and make rule about your kids not going on-line without your permission

2. Make it your business to know who they encounter or talk to on-line - be close by whenever they are on-line

3. Remind them to come and tell you when someone is being rude, or uses foul language with them. Most social sites have a way to report and that on-line behavior must be reported.


Internet Safety Sites that help teach kids and parents how to protect against Cyberbullying:

Friends For Life If you would like to report Cyberbullying use this link

Netsmartz Videos for kids and information for parents on Cyberbullying and Internet Safety

Common Sense Media Videos for parents on Internet Safety

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Helpful District Links

Please visit our website for the latest Covid-19 information here as well as our Distance Learning Counseling webpage here. If you are in need of resources, please click here

How To Create A Calm Down Corner At Home

Watch this video to learn a few things you to use at home to create a spot to calm down. I'll also have some extra calming strategies try.


Calm Corner Video

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How to make a counseling referral

At Copper Creek Elementary our student's social emotional needs are a top priority. Mrs. White can offer brief one on one short-term visits to address your child's needs. Once the referral is received, I will contact you to discuss the referral.


Please click on the link below to submit a request.


Counseling Referral Form