Ask your student what they learned in counselor class this week!
If they need help remembering, here's an outline of my lessons.
Kindergarten: Mrs. Potato Head as a School Counselor
Eyes: I see problems as they're happening
Ears: I listen closely to students, teachers, and families
Hands: I love to help whenever I can
Mouth: I won't tell anyone what we talk about unless it is to keep you safe
Bag of tricks: I have lots of strategies to help kids be problem solvers
First Grade: Rainbow Fish and The School Counselor
Students heard the story Rainbow Fish and how each piece of the story relates to school counseling. Your school counselor can:
- Help you make and keep friends
- Help you when you are sad or mad
- Help you solve problems that are too big for you to solve by yourself
Second Grade: A School Counselor's Toolbox
Toolbox: I've got lots of tools to help kids solve small problems and big problems
Paper heart: I care about all of my students
Bandaid: I help with all kinds of hurt - Talk about the difference between body hurt and heart hurt
Hammer: It takes hard work and the right tools to solve problems. But we can do it!
Hats: I wear lots of different hats at Two Mile, which means I do lots of different jobs here. But my most important jobs are to keep you safe and help you learn
Third and Fourth Grade: Design your own School Counseling Superhero
School counselors can do a lot of things! What would your ideal school counselor be able to do?
Be kind: Listen to students and help them solve big problems
Be a helper: I love to help kids be successful at school and in life. Let me know what's stopping you from being successful and we'll try to fix it together
Super sight: I try to see when students look sad or mad and ask them about their day
Problem solver: I don't know all the answers, but I bet if we work together we can solve the problem!
Fifth Grade: Counselor is My Bag!
I love being a school counselor. I brought my bag filled with all the things I love about my job. Here are a few of them:
- Glasses: I try to see when students are upset. I help them know why they're upset and how to fix it.
- Hammer: Sometimes it takes hard work to solve big problems, but we can do it together
- Magic 8 Ball: I can help you decide what you want to be when you grow up - and help you know how to get there
- Ear: I listen to all of my students
- Notebook: I keep tons of ideas about how to solve small problems and big problems. I also learn new ideas every day. Let's work together!