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Monday, August 24, 2015

Awesome Attitude

We are off to a great start this 2015-2016 school year!  Looking ahead to the continuation of a successful year, our counseling theme for the start of the year is having an "Awesome Attitude".  The third and fourth grade students watched a short video, discussed ways of being positive, and some things they can do to change negative thinking into a more productive and positive way to think.  















Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Children and Technology Devices

Todays youth are introduced to technology and technology devices earlier in life, and at dramatic rates.  The link below discusses potential risks and concerns with technology use.





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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Cooperation

The past few weeks we have been discussing cooperation in our 3rd and 4th grade classes.  Cooperation sometimes takes work and being patient with one another.  Students find out we cooperate with just about everything we do every day.
As we were learning about cooperation, we decided to take our guidance classrooms outside and pick up the rocks and gravel that were moved off the parking lot and into the grass during the winter snow removal.  First we discussed how we could all cooperate while doing this, and thinking about safety was one of our main concerns during this activity.  It worked out great and everyone enjoyed helping and cooperating to accomplish this task.  The post discussion then led to how long it would have taken one person to do the same thing, and how cooperating with one another is more efficient.  The cooperation activity led the 4th grade class discussion, as we have been doing a unit on careers.


                                                                                 





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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Character Building Activities

  During the school year our first grade students watch a video called "Free the Horses".  It is an adventure movie that gives students character building techniques.  It also reinforces the idea if situations become difficult they can stick to it, and with determination and effort they will be able to overcome their obstacles.  Off an on during the school year they watch the video and do various activities and worksheets that are correlated to the video.  Here is an example of students doing a worksheet on having a positive or negative attitude.  The worksheet connects thier positive feelings   as clear bright sunny thoughts, and negative feelings as being stormy.  

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

This past week the Kindergarten classes discussed feelings.  They really like the book relating to feelings called "Glad Monster, Sad Monster."  After reading the story they enjoy drawing one of their favorite feeling monsters portrayed in the book.




During "Red Ribbon Week" the third grade class book was entitled "Drugosours!"  The workbook teaches the many bad and harmful effects drugs have on the body.  The students also enjoyed making their own drug free posters.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Red Ribbon Week a Success














The Elementary Schools Red Ribbon Week ended with a lot of enthusiasm.  Students, as well as staff, created a great atmospher throughout the week and especially Friday as it was Halloween.