Winslow Twp. Elementary School One-December Newsletter
A Message from Mrs. Funches
For the last few months, I have been thinking about the different things I could do to better serve our students and our staff. I wanted to give you the opportunity to give me feedback on what I am doing—what you like, what should change, etc. If you have ideas for how the school counseling services at School one could improve, please let me
know. I am open for constructive criticism, especially since I am looking for a bit more direction. Thank you for being a fabulous staff. Enjoy this month’s newsletter!
Have a great December!
G.I.R.L.S (for students in grades 2&3): This group focuses on helping girls discuss and deal with issues and situations that girls often face. It also gives girls the opportunity to gain self-awareness, develop positive coping mechanisms, feel connected with other girls, and make healthy decisions.
Seeing Red (Anger Management): for students in grades 1-3: This group is designed to help students identify anger triggers, understand what makes them mad, understanding what is underneath the anger, and learning coping mechanisms to deal with anger
Kindness Club (3rd grade Only): I would love to have a group of students that could get together and develop a list of acts of kindness we could do around the school as well as be student ambassadors to share information with classrooms in regards to creating and maintaining a positive school climate. For example, instead of me standing in front of the class sharing information on conflict and bullying or stop, walk, talk students will learn the information with me and present it to their classmates as well as their other school mates.
Small group counseling is short term and usually meets for 6-7 sessions. If you would like to refer a student to any of these groups please let me know or you can simply submit names by clicking the blue button below.
December Dates to Remember:
- 17th National Maple Syrup Day
- 18th Bake Cookies Day
- 19th Oatmeal Muffin Day
- 20th Go Caroling Day
- 21st Humbug Day
- 31st Make Up Your Mind Day
Through Scholastic, your class can compete in a K-8 “Kids Are
Authors” contest. Under your guidance, your students work in
teams of three or more to write and illustrate their own book. Two
Grand Prize winning books will be published in a fiction and
nonfiction category and sold in book fairs throughout the country.
learn more about the suggested writing process.
Need to De-stress? Try this...
You can even try this with your students!
The students stand at their desk and breathe slowly
from their bellies. Students follow the teacher’s
movements, moving VERY slowly, stretching their
arms and legs as they move. You can move your arms up and make circles,
bend, touch your toes…whatever you feel like stretching. You will notice
how funny your arms feel after doing this—it’s almost like JELLO.
Very relaxing ☺