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Classroom Guidance

2nd Grade

September:
The students learned about a new conflict management technique called "Drop the Rope." It encourages self-control, staying true to yourself, and being mindful instead of emotional during disputes. We had a lot of fun using a tug of war game to demonstrate there cannot be a push pull action if you do not hold the rope!

October:
The students learned emotional intelligence by first identifying "uncomfortable feelings." Most students at this age only know happy and sad. The second part of the lesson was making Fire Breathing Dragons to demonstrate one coping skill to use when mad or frustrated. The students learned just how hard a deep breath must be for it to actually help during times of stress. I am sure you saw it come home!

November:
The students enjoyed the piggy bank project that reminded them of all the things they have to be thankful for, and that you can take to the bank!

December:
Students listened to the book, "A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue" and finished up with an activity to reinforce what the difference is between tattling and warning someone. The class was given a challenge that if they do not tattle from now until Christmas break they would each earn 5 house points and a blue sucker. Kids that walk around school with a blue mouth that day will show others that they won the challenge!

3rd Grade

September:
The students learned about a new conflict management technique called "Drop the Rope." It encourages self-control, staying true to yourself, and being mindful instead of emotional during disputes. We had a lot of fun using a tug of war game to demonstrate there cannot be a push pull action if you do not hold the rope!

October:
The students learned emotional intelligence by first identifying "uncomfortable feelings." Most students at this age only know happy and sad. The second part of the lesson was making Fire Breathing Dragons to demonstrate one coping skill to use when mad or frustrated. The students learned just how hard a deep breath must be for it to actually help during times of stress. I am sure you saw it come home!

November:
The students enjoyed the piggy bank project that reminded them of all the things they have to be thankful for, and that you can take to the bank!

December:
Students listened to the book, "A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue" and finished up with an activity to reinforce what the difference is between tattling and warning someone. The class was given a challenge that if they do not tattle from now until Christmas break they would each earn 5 house points and a blue sucker. Kids that walk around school with a blue mouth that day will show others that they won the challenge!

4th Grade

September:
The students learned about a new conflict management technique called "Drop the Rope." It encourages self-control, staying true to yourself, and being mindful instead of emotional during disputes. We had a lot of fun using a tug of war game to demonstrate there cannot be a push pull action if you do not hold the rope!

October:
Classroom guidance was a BLAST in October! Children at this age typically operate under three emotion sets throughout a day, anger, sad, and happy. Through the use of ipads the students were challenged to learn new emotions and how to read those emotions in others. They essentially created their own emojis which were printed out and hung in the hallway by the guidance office door.

November:
Organization is always a hot topic for students of all ages. We compared organizing our lives to brushing our teeth and gave solid examples of prioritizing strategies. The students also learned how to effectively use their agenda planners to plan ahead to create less stress and statistically improve grades.

December:
Our students were blessed with a book of short stories titled, "The Way to Go." This was a donation from community partners, they are listed on the inside cover. We read through a few of the stories and discussed their implications in our own lives. Next month we will finish up with this series.

5th Grade

September:
The students learned about a new conflict management technique called "Drop the Rope." It encourages self-control, staying true to yourself, and being mindful instead of emotional during disputes. We had a lot of fun using a tug of war game to demonstrate there cannot be a push pull action if you do not hold the rope!

October:
Classroom guidance was a BLAST in October! Children at this age typically operate under three emotion sets throughout a day, anger, sad, and happy. Through the use of ipads the students were challenged to learn new emotions and how to read those emotions in others. They essentially created their own emojis which were printed out and hung in the hallway by the guidance office door.

November:
Organization is always a hot topic for students of all ages. We compared organizing our lives to brushing our teeth and gave solid examples of prioritizing strategies. The students also learned how to effectively use their agenda planners to plan ahead to create less stress and statistically improve grades.

December:
Our students were blessed with a book of short stories titled, "The Way to Go." This was a donation from community partners, they are listed on the inside cover. We read through a few of the stories and discussed their implications in our own lives. Next month we will finish up with this series.

6th Grade

September:
The students learned about a new conflict management technique called "Drop the Rope." It encourages self-control, staying true to yourself, and being mindful instead of emotional during disputes. We had a lot of fun using a tug of war game to demonstrate there cannot be a push pull action if you do not hold the rope!

October:
Classroom guidance was a BLAST in October! Children at this age typically operate under three emotion sets throughout a day, anger, sad, and happy. Through the use of iPads the students were challenged to learn new emotions and how to read those emotions in others. They essentially created their own emojis which were printed out and hung in the hallway by the guidance office door.

November:
Organization is always a hot topic for students of all ages. We compared organizing our lives to brushing our teeth and gave solid examples of prioritizing strategies. The students also learned how to effectively use their agenda planners to plan ahead to create less stress and statistically improve grades.

December:
Students learned much through their diversity iceberg lesson. Through the activity, "cross the line" they quickly discovered that while their experiences may differ, they can find commonalities in which they are all affected.