4th Grade

I am in the 4th grade classrooms every other week- twice a month - teaching a Classroom Lesson. Each week, I will post the title of the Counselor Lesson and post supporting documents, if helpful to you, on this site. This link will give you details of my lessons. Let me know if you need more information or have feedback on my lessons!


Lesson 1: Who is Your School Counselor? We toured our building noticing all the Bulletin Boards Mrs. Clark has made for them to help them get to know Roosevelt -- New Student Pictures, Recess Games & Rules, Peacewheel Board highlighting Peace-makers and Peace-breakers at our school, and Roosevelt Staff Picture Board. As we toured each stop, we discussed how they can see these through October to make sure they know all the new students in our school, the rules and options on our Playground, how we solve problems or conflicts at Roosevelt, and all the adults in our school they can ask for help if they needed or know their names like we know them! We then made our way to my classroom where we discussed "What is a School Counselor?" A reminder PowerPoint about who is your school counselor and how we help each other complete with Potato Points review! We then made our way to the playground where we tested our rock, paper, scissor game -- to have fun and remind them of this important share and take turns peacewheel choice.

Lesson 2: We reviewed the 9 peacewheel options we use to solve conflicts at Roosevelt -- the "body raps", the 9 choices and discussed the difference between Small problems and Big problems. Those 9 choices are: walk away, share and take turns, go to another game, ignore it, make a deal, talk it out, apologize, wait and cool off, tell them to stop. We watched a video of students solving Small and Big problems in "It's your Choice: Kelso 4-6 in Action". The video showed us: two students having the same problem with a student, but they solve it in different ways; a clip of students having to try two solutions in order to solve the problem, and the last clip demonstrated a Big Problem and how to get help from an adult. We demonstrated how to do these 9 choices the Right way and the Wrong way - ex. saying "are you done?" to someone who is doing something you don't like or a wrong way of getting angry and pushing someone when frustrated. Students are able to see other students solving problems in different ways and resolving the problem -- big problems they see adult help immediately and we reviewed the adults in our school they can get help from at any time!

Lesson 3: We discussed "Stress" -- what is it? what can they do if they feel stress? We then talked about: What are examples of "good" stress? What are examples of "bad" stress? What are the things they do to help them cope with stress? What are our triggers for stress? How do we know our friends, teacher, parents are stressed? Our explorations of these questions filled my classroom posters with ideas and then they took all this information about stress and they created their own “Chill Cube” – a visual reminder about what they can do when they feel stress! We heard things like: lacrosse, swimming, bike riding, jogging, playing with a friend, working a puzzle, yoga, reading, board games, taking a nap, listening to music, writing in a journal, cuddling with a pet…and more! Students brought Chill Cubes home with them to share with you so make sure you take a look at what your child identified for his/her "chill" options and have your child roll his/her cube next time he/she needs to "chill"! As a follow up to our classroom assignment, a homework assignment was given to create a “Family Chill Cube" for your family to use as a tool in your home when stress is high! I can’t wait to see what ideas you come up with for your family!

Parent/Teacher Conferences

What will you find at the CAREER FAIR.docx
career fair parent memo.docx
Career Fair mind map.doc
Career fair presentation