Look to this blog for updates about what your student is learning in guidance classes, parent and student resources and upcoming events!
Currently Michael, Tracie and Christine are in the midst of teaching a feelings unit to all guidance classes.
Michael, working with kindergarteners and 1st graders, has been working with students on being able to recognize and understand basic feelings. Kindergarteners have been working as a group in doing role plays around feelings as well as working on creating pet rocks to further explore and share about feelings. First graders have also been creating pet rocks to become the main character in a feelings book that each student developed and shared.
Tracie, working with 2nd and 5th graders, spent time before February break talking about what is stress, how students’ bodies show stress, and strategies that students use to handle stress. Beginning this week and into next week, Tracie will be teaching an introductory lesson around the emotion, anger.
Christine, working with 3rd and 4th graders, also finished talking about what it mean to be stressed out, how students’ bodies tell them they are stress and introduced them to new strategies to handle stress. Christine is now working on identifying with students what might make them angry and how they have handled anger in the past.
Check back in soon for more updates from your Milton Elementary School Counselors!