October Counselor's Corner
Lots of good things going on this month! This month CCA joined Riverside County's College kick-off. We spent a week in October focusing on College and Career readiness with dress up days, daily announcements, and lunch activities. October is also Bully Prevention month and we have Red Ribbon Week.
Our middle school AVID students had some fun questions for the elementary teachers about their own college experiences. Many classes also participated in scavenger hunts and took virtual tours of colleges.
Lunch time activities
Musical chairs and dance parties are not really directly related to our College Kickoff theme, but were a lot of fun!!! The photo shoot in caps and gowns and career attire was also a hit!
October Focus: College/Career, Bully Prevention, making a difference
October is such a busy month and there are so many great things happening. There are lots of ways that you can support your child in each of these amazing topics. One of the easiest is to engage your student or students in conversation. Talk to them about College and their futures. Although bullying has become something that students refer to often, it is important to help our children understand the difference between someone being mean and being a bully or being bullied. Talk to your children about the difference between a one time act of meanness and continued acts over a period of time. Talk to them about getting help and or helping someone else. Ask questions to help them solve the problem early before an issue gets big. Questions like "how did that make you feel?", "what do you think you can do about that?" "who can you talk to at school that might be able to help you with this?" Encourage them to seek out someone that can help (adult). The first person is usually their teacher, however if there is someone else they feel comfortable with (former teacher, counselor, office clerk, administrator, etc.) encourage them to talk to that person. The more kids can solve their own problems the less likely they are to have issues of bullying. I have attached some resources to help facilitate conversations in your home.
Some Highlights this month....
1st grade- "Feelings Thermometer" SEL lessons
Red Ribbon Week
College/Career Kickoff Week
1st-8th grade SOAR lunch
Rescue a Generation Success Club