Counselor Corner Weekly Newsletter

Update from the week of November 9th

What's Happening? Counseling Lessons (Week A)

**Ms. Ottmer will be transitioning to teaching classroom lessons every other week. My schedules can be found below. If your student is Plan B, their counseling lessons are paused until November 16th.


Kindergarten:
We took a break from Second Step this week so students could meet Ms. Ottmer and learn some new breathing exercises we'll practice weekly. Your student learned rainbow breath, counting breath, dandelion breath, belly breath, and balloon breath.


Every grade will be working on the Second Step curriculum. In this newsletter, all of the "home links" are below with the lesson we recently learned to help you and your student practice the skills at home.


1st grade home link - Unit 1, Lesson 4


2nd grade home link - Unit 1, Lesson 4


3rd grade home link - Unit 1, Lesson 2


4th grade home link - Unit 1, Lesson 3 or 4


5th grade home link - Unit 1, Lesson 1 or 2

Farewell Mrs. Carroll!!

Mrs. Carroll's last day as the K, 2, 4 school counselor for the 2020-2021 school year was Friday, October 30th. We wish her the best!
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GRADES 1, 3, 5 SCHEDULE - WEEK A

These lessons will take place every other week beginning the week of November 9. Office hours are times students can check in with counselors. **Updated schedule for October 26th-November 16th**

GRADES K, 2, 4 SCHEDULE - WEEK B

These lessons will take place every other week beginning the week of November 2. Office hours are times students can check in with counselors. **Updated schedule for October 26th-November 16th**

POSITIVITY PROJECT

November 9-13, 2020

BRAVERY was the P2 trait this week.


To help them continue these lessons and practice in daily life, you can use the P2 Book List or P2 for Families resource (password is "P2"). (Links below).


If your student was recognized in the Quarter 1 P2 Assembly, you can access their award certificate here.


We also encourage you to have all of your family members take the character strength survey. This can be a great way to learn more about P2 and connect with LME!

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P2 FOR FAMILIES

Click on the P2 trait of the week and use the password "P2" (case-sensitive) for access. You’ll find 1 quote, 1 video, and 3 questions to help you and your children discuss The Positivity Project’s character strength of the week.

Parent Consent

This form provides parents/guardians with the opportunity to give permission for the school counselors to virtually work with their student(s) during the 2020-2021 school year.

About Ms. Ottmer


K-5 Counselor

nottmer@wcpss.net

919-870-4120 x21201

SCHOOL COUNSELING PROGRAM

Our Mission:
The mission of the Lead Mine Elementary school counselors is to equitably promote academic, career and personal/social development for all students. All students will be provided access to individual, group, and classroom services. The school counselors will collaborate with others to support the development of creative, communicative, critical thinkers so that each student will be successful in a global community.


Our Vision:

All students at Lead Mine Elementary school, through the support of the school counseling program will successfully navigate our global society with an appreciation for diversity while exhibiting compassion, empathy and strong personal character.