FCE Counselor Newsletter

4th Quarter 2021-2022

School Counseling Services

Counselors are essential educators and mental health professionals in the school system. We are growing graduates by teaching educational, career, personal, and social development at all ages!

Personalized Counseling continues for students! Remember, this year I'm meeting with each student through individual meetings. This is a special time for students to tell me about themselves, their strengths, and their goals for the future.

Great 8 Skills for Daily Living: Relationship Skills

A child's consistent performance of socially acceptable actions that promote and maintain positive connections with others.

Relationship Skills Classroom Guidance

Student "I can" Statements:

  • Compliment or congratulate somebody

  • Do something nice for somebody

  • Show appreciation of others

  • Greet a person in a polite way

  • Attract positive attention from peers

  • Express concern for another person

  • Attract positive attention from adults

  • Make a suggestion or request in a polite way

  • Offer to help somebody

  • Respond to another person’s feelings

Great 8 Skills at Home

For more information on Social and Emotional Learning at Home, visit Aperture Education Parent Portal and SEL Tips & Tools. To learn more about Goal-Directed Behavior and additional activities you can do at home to build this Great 8 Skill, click here.

No Place for Hate

For our last No Place for Hate activity, students focused on the word "Empathy." They learned what it means to have empathy and how to show empathy to each other. They listened to the story I am Human and completed the activity below.


Grade levels Kinder-2nd grade reviewed over feeling cards and shared scenarios of what could have happened to make someone feel that way. Third-fifth grade discussed different scenarios that students may experience and shared how they would look like or how they would feel if that happened to them. For example: You reached out to hug someone who turned away.

Individual Personalized Counseling for ALL students

I am excited to share that I have met with ALL 5th, 3rd, and 2nd grade students for their annual One-on-One meeting with the School Counselor. I feel so fortunate to get to work for a district that values our students' mental health and social-emotional well-being. One way that Humble ISD ensures ALL students have access to their school counselor is for me to meet with EVERY student at Fall Creek Elementary to get to know them individually.


I ask them things they like to do, things they think they are good at, what they want to be when they grow up along with some additional get to know you type questions. This helps me form a personal relationship with your student. It also helps students get to know me better; so they know they always have a trusted adult who will always be on their side. My goal is to make sure our Cardinals are Happy, Healthy and Safe.


Click here for a quick video from Dr. Fagan about Personalized Counseling! Fast forward to 6 minutes for the part on Elementary 1:1 meetings.

Take Time for a Mindful Minute

College, Career, & Life Readiness

Camp Nobis

Middle School Transition Camp open to 5th Graders in Humble ISD attending middle school for the 2022-2023 school year

Career Exploration

PAWS in Jobland: Use the district access code AK01773.

Students go to the website and click on Jobland. In Jobland, students can choose buildings and careers to explore.

  • What are some of the careers in the building?

  • Did you find any jobs that interest you?

  • If so, what did you like about them? If not, what did you not like about them?

WittyWe: Students can explore different Career Clusters and learn more about the areas that interest them.

Are You Ready for College?

College Spotlight

This quarter we are spotlighting Houston Community College. Click here to learn more about HCC.

U.S. Armed Forces Spotlight

This quarter we are spotlighting the United States Space Force. To learn more about Careers with the U.S. Space Force, click here.

Community Resources

School Counseling Services

If you need to contact the counselor, here's now......

Mrs. Baba's Contact Information

(281) 641-3407

amanda.baba@humbleisd.net

Twitter: @Baba_FCEcounsel