The Counselor Corner

RTE School Counseling Newsletter

Dear Parents,

We have survived the first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth day of school!!! WAHOO! The beginning of the school year has been a great one and I have no doubt that the middle and end will be great too! Take a look at this edition of the Counselor Corner...

Keep Calm and Carry On!

-Miss Freeman

In the Classroom....

Last week in Kindergarten we learned about "Active Listening" and "Whole Body Listening" with the help of Howard B. Wigglebottom. If you don't know Howard click here. Ask your child if he or she can show you "Whole Body Listening!" Check out the Whole Body Listening trailer below.

In First Grade we reviewed Whole Body Listening as well as the importance of following directions. We practiced following one step, two step, three step, and even four step directions! I was amazed at how great every student did at this activity.

This week in Second and Third grade we will "Reach for the Stars" and create SMART goals for the new school year. I will introduce what the acronym SMART stands for....look below for more information. I encourage your family to create SMART goals at home!

Next week in Fourth and Fifth grade we will dig deep into SMART goals. We will go over what the acronym SMART stands for as well as create goals and a plan to reach our goals for the school year. Ask your kids about his or her goals... I also encourage your family to create family goals this year! I would love to hear if you do this!!

Whole Body Listening Trailer
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Our current LIFESKILL is CARING. It is important that as a parent you talk about LIFESKILLS at home. Try having a conversation with your child about CARING. Here are some talking points...

  • What does caring look like?
  • What does caring sound like?
  • What does caring feel like?
  • Tell them a time they did something caring or a time you did something caring.

Articles for Parents

I came across this article this week and it touched me. I hope you take the time to read it!

Letters to a Young Child