2nd Grade Classroom Guidance
 September 

1. Meet Your School Counselor: This week I introduced myself and my role as your child's school counselor. I will be teaching classroom lessons and helping your child have a great year! School Counselors often check in with students to help them with friends, schoolwork, and any not-so- good feelings. This week we reinforced a sensed of belonging to the school environment and a positive attitude toward work and learning. The students learned about "everyday hero's" and brainstormed ways they could be everyday hero's in the school community.

October


1. Listening and focusing attention- Listening and focusing attention helps students participate successfully in school and helps support positive relationship with peers. This week we watched Howard B Wiggle Bottom learns to Listen (can be found on www.wedolistenfoundation.org). Students learned about whole body listening.

2. Feelings- It's important for children to learn to identify and express a wide range of feelings, while also understanding that others have feelings too. Learning about feelings and emotions is part of developing positive self-esteem and positive peer relationships. This week we read, The Color Monster by Anna Llenas. Students then completed a candy corn feeling puzzle where students matched an emotion to a facial expression and created an example situation that matched their emotion and facial expression.

November 


1. Gratitude- November is a perfect month to cultivate an attitude of gratitude. Expressing feelings of thanks can decrease stress and increase feelings of belonging. Mindfully focusing on things we are grateful for, helps to improve our happiness, focus, and even our health. When we spend time thinking about things we are grateful for and how they positively impact our mind and bodies,  we give our physical and mental health a boost! This month we read, The Thankful Book by Todd Parr. Students then made 'Grateful Gobblers'