This six weeks we will focus on being responsible. Kids learn that being responsible is:
Accountable Self-control Reliable Hard work
Throughout the year we will focus on many different topics in our counseling sessions. These topics include the 6 pillars of character as described above. We will cover other topics such as bullies and friendship within the 6 pillars of character. We will also focus on keeping our bodies safe from uncomfortable touches and from Tricky People. Each grade level is presented a lesson to teach children the following for safety:
This is a very important topic to discuss at home with your child also. When discussing "tricky people" we learn that even though someone may look nice and seem nice they are still strangers if you don't know them and your parents don't know them. We discuss several safety rules including NEVER get in a car or truck with someone you don't know and NEVER leave a place with someone you don't know.
If you have questions regarding this curriculum, please feel free to contact me. There are attachments on this website to help reinforce this topic. Also, your child may bring home a color page or booklet that corresponds with these topics.
Each month we will send home a copy of the "Home and School Connection". There are some great articles and ideas to use with your child. Give these a try!!
The first 6 weeks we will focus on manners and Respect. Some of the character traits your children will learn about include:
We will learn how to practice the "Golden Rule"~Treat others the way you want to be treated. We will also have lessons focusing on our words. One saying that will be often heard is "If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all".
Dads: Please read! Even if you haven't watched Mary Poppins you will benefit from these 5 suggestions!
This is a brief article from the American Counseling Association to help children heal.
8 Red Flags for Identifying Child Predators
Read this article to help your child behave at school.
Community Service Projects for families
This article discusses the importance of Character Education in schools.
Is there Chaos in your home? Read this helpful Dr. Brad article.
More Parenting Tips
Parent information: hope and safety for our children
This document is a job description for parents.
We will have lessons on keeping our bodies healthy and drug free this month. Please review the attached schedule for special dress days.
This is an important article teaching parents how to talk with their children about physical boundaries.
Class Web Pages
Counselor's Corner Calendar