The 2017-18 school year is off to a great start! I am glad to be back at school and see all these smiling faces! There will be some new things added to counseling this year, so make sure to stay posted! Of course, we will still do the 7 Habits of Happy Kids and teach about character!
This year we have a NEW Attendance Challenge! Every week we will look at each Grade-Level's Attendance Percentage and if they have 97% or above, they will be able to put a letter up on the board. The grade-levels who spell out PERFECT ATTENDANCE will get to do something extra special! So... make sure your child is here every day to take part in this fun activity!
New Counseling Resources are being posted to Teachers Pay Teachers! I started adding my made-from-scratch resources on TPT for other fellow counselors to enjoy with their kiddos! Please follow Simply Imperfect Counselor and let me know your feedback! I would love to hear from you!
The Public Speakers at Forsyth Elementary came up with the idea to make a video like a news broadcast! They wanted to be called PSN (Public Speaker News) and talk about Habit 4: Think Win-Win.
Happy Holidays from Forsyth Elementary
This is a video about how our students will use the 7 Habits of Happy Kids
over Christmas Break!
We had our very first College and Career Week at Forsyth Elementary! There were so many things happening and everyone was having a blast!
On Monday, the students got together for a kickoff assembly and Ozarks Technical Community College came and played a game called "Guess that Career" with the kids.
On Tuesday, everyone wore their college t-shirts! It was awesome to hear so many kids talking about where they want to go to college!
On Wednesday, we had a college raffle day. There were 36 donated items from various colleges around us. We drew names and called the students out of class to come get a prize! Cox College donated several bandage cases with their names on it... the kids loved that!
Thursday morning we had our very own high school seniors come to talk to us about their plans for the future and what they dreamed about as a younger kid.
Friday was the last day and we celebrated by dressing up in our future career choice. We had several doctors, vet's, teachers and even a news broadcaster!
Below is 4th Grade students presenting their Career Posters to younger grades.
The students had a chance to practice using the Peace Path and the conversations that were coming up, blew me away! I can't wait to see how this impacts our students further into the school year!
The Peace Path is ready for students to use! When faced with a problem students have a hard time communicating their needs to one another. This results in misunderstandings and conflicts. The peace path is a way for students to learn the communication skills needed to work through a problem. It allows them to take time expressing their needs, as well as, being able to feel heard by the other student. Over the next two weeks, I will be introducing the Peace Path to each classroom. We will come up with reasons why they would need to use it and take some time to practice using it. Hopefully, this will empower students to stand up for themselves when faced with a problem and equip them with the communication skills they need.