Friday, November 2, 2018

Social Skills Poster "Think Before You Speak"

In Guidance we visit about many ways to treat one another or to be kind.  One of the things we can do is to think about what we are saying or doing.  This is one of the well decorated posters, created by a third grade student. 

Friday, September 14, 2018

A Great Start 2018-2019

We are having a great start to the school year in our Primary and Intermediate buildings.  Some of the things we have been starting with this year in guidance we have talked about getting along with one another, following our Cardinal Rules of being safe, respectful, responsible, and at the Intermediate building being proud.  At the Primary building we discuss our Second Step curriculum and have been talking about good listening skills, and how to better focus attention. 

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Intermediate Building Garden

Intermediate students hard at work, and having a lot of fun learning and planting a garden this spring. 

Thursday, May 10, 2018

4th Grade Lesson "How We Treat One Another"

This lesson starts by having each student hammer a nail, just a little ways into a piece of wood, with safety in mind.  After each students has a nail in the wood, one-by-one the students say one thing that can be hurtful to others either verbally or physically, trying to think of different things.  As they are stating them, I pull a nail out of the wood.  After everyone has shared and the nails are all pulled we discuss how the holes in the wood will always be there even if we would repair them.  I then relate this with people if they are hurt by someone.  It is a great lesson to represent being respectful to others.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Sharing Chains

                                             3rd graders working on their sharing chains is always a fun activity.  The activity starts by discussing things we share in our daily lives.  It can be at home or things at school.  As the discussion progresses they find everything they do is sharing.  We also discuss how important it is to take care of our environment so we can share our natural resources with future generations.  Making the class chains also involves a discussion on cooperation and doing things together, leading into a discussion on friendship.  It is a great activity, and the students really enjoy the accomplishment and seeing their chains displayed in the classroom.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Spring Is Springing

How the weather can change from one week to the next.  Students are having fun no matter what the weather is doing.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

3rd Grade Classes Discuss Their Families

The third grade guidance classes discuss how important their families are.  Part of the class is making a Family Coat of Arms where they choose symbols and colors to represent what they think their family represents.  When they are all completed they also write a short paper on describing their family.  The students then can read their work to the others in class.  I always hear some very positive things, and it is a good lesson for the students to think about around the holiday season.  I wish the best to everyone during the holidays and the new year ahead!