A list of the Counselor Connection blurbs from the 2020-2021 weekly updates.
Week of 6/14: Summer Resources
Week of 6/7: DESSA Information
Week of 6/1: Problem Solving At Home
As we wrap up May, we end our focus on the Trojan Trait of Problem-Solving, but as we tell our students, we can still continue to practice and learn this skill all year round. This year our staff has been engaged in learning about Conscious Discipline, which is a way of responding to each child’s individual needs to increase self-regulation, a sense of safety, connection, empathy, and intrinsic motivation in both children and adults. Conscious Discipline has an article about what problem solving can look like between you and your child, so that you can work through conflict in a way that repairs and strengthens relationships. The article is called, "Reconnecting Through Conflict" and can be found here for English and here for Spanish.
Week of 5/24: Sharing Power
Week of 5/17: Problem-Solving
Week of 5/10: Mental Health Awareness Month
Week of 4/26: Optimism and Dealing with Disappointment
Week of 4/19: Growth Mindset
Week of 4/12 Assertiveness
“Assertiveness takes practice for all of us. But modeling assertive communication allows both us and our kiddos to reap its powerful benefits, including confidence, high self-esteem and positive relationships.”
Week of 3/29 Upcoming Events
Week of 3/15 Self-Regulation
Week of 3/8: Healthy Sleep Habits
Week of 3/1: Mindfulness
Week of 2/15: Technology
Week of 2/1: Black History Month
Week of 1/25: Trustworthiness
Week of 12/14: Grief and Loss
Week of 12/7: Building Emotional Regulation at Home
Last week I talked about one way we are teaching emotional awareness and self-regulation here at school - the break spot. We designed the different elements of the break spot from Conscious Discipline, which provides a way of responding to each child’s individual needs to increase self-regulation, a sense of safety, connection, empathy, and intrinsic motivation in both children and adults. This week I want to share a post from Conscious Discipline on how to teach self-regulation at home. The article discusses the importance of first learning skills ourselves as adults so we can then model and teach it to children. It then gives some strategies on how to help children calm down when they are experiencing strong emotions. Conscious Discipline says, “A calm adult and deep breathing are the first steps to teaching children self-regulation.” You can read the full article here and explore the many free resources from Conscious Discipline here.
Week of 11/30: Break Spots at School
Week of 11/23: Control and Safety
Week of 11/16: Gratitude
Week of 11/2: Counselor Lunch Bunch
A Group will meet on Wednesdays at 12-12:30pm
B Group will meet on Tuesdays at 12-12:30pm
A Group will meet on Thursdays at 12-12:30pm
The Zoom link is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89497744696. Please make sure your child is using their first and last name on Zoom so Mrs. Mullett can approve them to come into the meeting from the waiting room. If for any reason the lunch bunch is cancelled for that week, there will be a message that pops up when you join the waiting room to notify you of the cancellation.
This information will also be posted on your child's SeeSaw or Google Classroom. I look forward to connecting with your students!