Moyer Counseling and Art Spotlight

November 2016

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November Classroom Guidance Topics

In November, we will have our last lesson on empathy. Each grade level will have a lesson and skill practice activities.

Kindergarten: Recognize feelings through non-verbal cues.
First grade: Recognize feelings and showing empathetic responses to others.
Second grade: Identify conflicting feelings and recognizing how to be understanding to others' feelings.
Third grade: Recognize how compassion is empathy in action and accepting others' differences.

Fourth grade: Identify complex feelings as well as acknowledging other points of view.

Fifth grade: Using assertiveness skills to self-advocate and recognizing other points of view.

UNITY DAY- OCTOBER 19TH

During October, we focused on bullying awareness and prevention strategies. The whole school took part in Unity Day where we wore orange in support of kindness, acceptance and inclusion to combat bullying behavior. Check out our school spirit!

Red Ribbon Week- October 24-28

The Moyer PTO organizes and creates activities for Red Ribbon Week. This week focuses on making good choices and abstaining from drugs and alcohol. The week included small daily treats, dress-up days and completing pledge cards to stay drug-free. The picture below is of our wall of pledges. We give a big shout-out to Emily Morel and the PTO for making this week a success.
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Individual Counseling

For students needing additional support academically, emotionally, and/or socially, I offer individual counseling. Teachers and parents can let me know at anytime during the school year if a child needs my support. Students can make a self-referral for counseling by dropping a note in my mailbox, sending me a message on Schoology, or an in-person request.

Parent Teacher Conferences- November 7 and 10

If you would like to speak to me during parent/teachers conferences, please use www.signup.com to schedule a time. I look forward to meeting you!

Art Spotlight with Mrs. Everett

Congratulations to our KyAEA State Art Exhibit Winners

On October 1, Mrs. Everett attended the Kentucky Art Education Conference and submitted artwork to the juried student show. The following students were nominated from Moyer Elementary: Addie Littner, Isabelle Atkins, Saylor Macke and Eden Hargis, Brayden Smith, Emma Hood, James Kuhn, Ryland Mays, Somfe Nzekwu, Payton Pope, Colin Utz, Gracie Knasel, Elody Clark, TeIrah Sims, Connor Iacono, and Zachary Schiller.

Three of our students were awarded medals for their artwork.
James Kuhn - 3rd place in 2D art in the K-3rd grade division
Payton Pope - 3rd place in 3D art in the 4-6th grade division
Somfe Nzekwu - 1st place in 3D art in the 4-6th grade division

Congratulations to all of our finalists! Great Job!
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First Grade Art Walk

Our first graders had the opportunity to create art for local businesses and deliver them in person on October 18th. Mrs. Everett worked with each class to research different businesses in our community. They used an iPad to search for images that they thought would be appropriate for each specific business. She said the students brainstormed ideas, practiced and planned their project ideas. They worked together in groups and completed poster size art works that are currently on display around town. You can spot artwork at the following locations:the US Post Office, 15 North Pizza, Top This Donut, Belladance, Fort Thomas Central, The Fort Thomas Fire Department, 5/3 Bank, The City Building, and Bowman's Framing. Other businesses that were out of walking distance, such as, Carmel Manor, Fort Thomas Antiques, Campbell County Public Library, St. Elizabeth Hospital, Midway Cafe, YMCA, Graeter's Ice Cream and Barre 3, came to the students' classroom to pick up the work and talk to the students about their careers.

Here are a few pictures of the first graders engaged in this authentic, real-world art experience.