Counselor Corner Newsletter
Minden Elementary School
A Message from Mrs. Goering
It is finally Fall and the smoke has cleared. Cheers to Pumpkins Spice everything! The months are flying by as usual so here is an update in the world of School Counseling! October is anti-bullying month. The third grade teachers and I will be organizing a Kindness challenge for the grade to reinforce friendship and positivity. My lessons will be focusing on friendship, compassion, and being an Upstander!
What is an Upstander?
Upstander: (n.) a person who does not join in when someone is being bullied. Instead an upstander "stands up" for the person who is being bullied.
How can my child be an Upstander?
Every Monday, I choose one student from each class from the PBIS ticket buckets in each classroom to come to Appreciation Station! The student who is chosen may bring a friend and come to the library during first recess to enjoy a snack, games, and an item from my treasure box!
October Classroom Counseling Lessons
Below are the topics for the Counseling Lessons this month. The lesson material is based on Second Step curriculum, as well as other resources, and involves appropriate books and videos to support the topic. Whole group and individual activities are also included. Kindergarten and 1st grade classes receive weekly lessons and 2nd-5th grade classes receive lessons bi-weekly. All lessons are included on my Landing Page.