School Counseling

Counselor’s Corner:


Welcome back!


The guidance curriculum in January focuses on developing character traits necessary to be a successful student. Kindergarten and first grade students will learn about whole body listening skills (eyes open, mouth quiet, ears listening, body calm). Second grade students will practice respecting others’ personal space and learn how to avoid being a “space invader.” Third grade students will read a book called “One” by Kathryn Otoshi, and discuss the concept of courage. They will identify people who have been an inspiration to them, and discuss how to be inspiration to others. Fourth grade scholars will have a conversation about avoiding gossip and rumors. Finally, fifth grade students will talk about what it takes to build a positive reputation.


Thanks to all who donated pet supplies for our Paws for a Cause drive! We collected more pet food, toys, and supplies than ever before, and the shelter was extremely appreciative.


I want to wish you and your families a happy and healthy New Year!



Jessica Platt

School Counselor