Guidance and Leadership
Students at Garden Ridge Elementary get to meet with the counselor as a class every three weeks to focus on guidance and leadership. Monthly newsletters are sent home via email (and attached below) so you can stay up-to-date with what your child is learning.
In guidance, we use the district-provided Second Step curriculum to address self esteem, listening and learning skills, bullying and reporting situations, problem-solving skills, and ways to stay safe. Lessons specific to classroom needs and based on each month's character trait are included as well.
Upcoming Guidance Lessons:
August/September: The role of the School Counselor, how to access and use our school Calm Down Spots and Sensory Trails, review of coping skills.