I hope that everyone is staying safe and healthy!
This has been a very busy month! We wrapped up January with the Great Kindness Challenge! I was so impressed with the acts of kindness displayed by students in all grade levels! I have included some pictures below.
8th grade students will be meeting with counselors from Newton High School during the week of February 22nd to review their tentative freshman year schedule. I sent out emails regarding this along with other important information, so please email me if you have questions!
I have been continuing my virtual lessons using the Second Step program. In our K - 5 classes, we have been learning about big feelings, empathy, and perspective.. In grades 6 - 8, we have been focusing on anxiety and stress-management. We have continued learning about how our decision-making can be impacted by emotions, and what we can do to to recognize the signals our bodies give us when we begin to feel overwhelmed.
Please remember that I am here to support the students however I can. I am available to meet via zoom if a student needs help or just wants to talk! Don't hesitate to reach out if I can support you in any way. Email is the best way to reach me while we are fully remote.
Please continue to read below for some information that I hope you will find useful! My website is updated regularly as well. You will find my virtual office there, which is updated with links to resources and lessons.
Great Kindness Challenge
Angst Virtual Screening & Panel Hosted by NAMI Sussex
Angst is a film--based education program designed to raise awareness around anxiety, with an emphasis on youth and families. The film includes interviews with kids, teens, experts, and parents. Our goal is to help people identify and understand the symptoms of anxiety and encourage them to reach out for help. We will be showing the film, which will promptly be followed by a panel discussion and include access to further resources and materials.
Click here for more information and to register for the screening.
44 Books About Mental Health for Young People
What Can You Control?
Signs of Depression During COVID
Dealing with Big Feelings
Grades 6 - 8 will begin the year by focusing on mindsets & goals. We will learn more about developing a growth-mindset, building empathy, creating action plans, and goal-setting!
Grades K - 5 will begin with a focus on respect, assertiveness, empathy, and positive self-talk!