Ms. Gee's Counseling Corner
Unfortunately, the month did not start out as we probably hoped. Our community endured a frightful event last week and no matter your personal proximity to the events that happened in our neighborhood, it is clear that our community is hurting.
Many people are probably still in a state of shock and others are working through the grieving process and navigating many uncomfortable emotions. Be gracious to yourself and others, this process certainly takes time.
Conversations with kids can feel uncomfortable as we desire to protect them from the hard stuff happening in our world, but at times, these hard conversations need to be addressed. I will link a resource that was put together to navigate how to have conversations with kids depending on their developmental levels. And please reach out if you need support. I am happy to talk with parents or kids at any time.
I am hopeful that while we never forget the life and work of Dr. Katherine Lindley Dodson, we will remember the importance of community and be diligent to care for those in it, like she did for so many in our neighborhood.
Take care of yourselves, take care of your families, and take care of each other.
Additional resources for talking with your kids about grief
3rd grade Book Study Opportunities
The second book study will start just after spring break and we will be using the book Speak Up and Get Along. This book is geared towards all kids and gives practical tools and strategies to communicate clearly and engage in positive social interactions.
If you are still interested in your 3rd grade student to join the spring book study, please fill out the following google form. I look forward to meeting with your kids.
*Each group will last approximately 6 weeks, meeting one day a week for 30 minutes.
SEL Family Night
The night is sure to be full of laughter and play. It is for all students and their parents/guardians.
New This Year
What you can find there...
- Zoom link for office hours and lunch bunches
- Community resources (Agencies offering group/individual counseling in the community)
- Weekly newsletters
- Asynchronous lessons K-5th
- Student request forms
- Parent/Teacher request forms
- Student resources (Peace room and SEL Library)
Please feel free to look at this page and play around with the different tools