3rd 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. Goal Setting- This week the third grade students read, I Can Be Anything! Don't Tell Me I Can't by Diane Dillion. We talked about having self-confidence in ability to succeed. Students identified a goal that they want to achieve and steps they are going to take to get there. We focused on having a positive mindset and a positive attitude toward ourselves in order to reach for our goals.

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 week we read, The Thankful Book by Todd Parr. Students then participated in a gratitude game.