Welcome to Guidance
This month our value is friendship. Friendship is using your words and actions to show others you care. Think of all the chances you might have this month to be a great friend.
Color of the Month
Fuchsia is a playful color, it’s just like two friends coming together, with a blend of bright purple and red.
Different amounts will result in different shades, just like all friendships are different.
Animal of the month
When an Octopus is in captivity it initiates interaction with humans and sometimes with others of its kind in the wild. These animals stick to a lot of surfaces under the sea- just like true friendships. Friends come and go like waves in the ocean, but true friendships stick around like an Octopus.
Friendship is all about treating others right! To be a good friend, your words and actions should show you care. If you choose to use words and actions that hurt or tease, your friendship won’t last long. Friends treat each other right.
9/4-9/15 Activity- Parents discuss friendship with your child and let them know at some point friendships aren’t always happy all the time. Sometimes you and your friend might disagree on something or get your feelings hurt. How will you handle it?
Give likely scenarios for your child. Some examples are being left out at recess, two children wanting the play with the same toy, being pushed by a friend to get to the head of the line, and your friend is playing with others and not you, etc.
9/16-9/25 Activity- Students will make a list of what good things friends do and do not do.
Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year!
Classroom Guidance Lessons will be designed to encourage students’ academic, social/emotional and career awareness. Students will learn how to develop peer relationships, effective social skills, decision-making skills, effective communication, and explore safe and healthy choices. Students will also learn various coping strategies and ways to handle various challenges through:
Large and small group hands-on activities
Classroom Guidance Topics
August- Intro to Guidance/ Wisdom/Bully Prevention
October- Integrity / Drug/Alcohol Prevention/Decision-Making
April- Peace/Career Awareness
Small Group Counseling- is provided through referrals from parents, teachers, counselors, or students. Sessions are held during the school day at a time the child’s teacher agrees would be best. Sessions are typically 30 mins. and parental permission is required.
Individual Counseling- is provided through referrals from parents, teachers, counselors, or students. The school counselor works one-on-one with the student to help them work through social/emotional and / or academic struggles that are negatively affecting their academic performance. Sessions are typically 30 mins. and parental permission is required