Counselor's Corner Newsletter

A message from Mrs. Goo and Mrs. Davidson:

Aloha kakou!

We miss seeing each of you every day! Your excitement for learning, big smiles, and caring hearts make our school a special place. While we cannot see you in person at this time, know that we are thinking of you each day and hoping you are doing well. We will be creating weekly Counselor Corner Newsletter updates to share a few ideas for support, inspiration, and fun.

A hui hou!




Inspirational Quote of the Week:

Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness. Desmond Tutu

In challenging times it can be tough to see a bright spot. Many people are feeling stressed and worried right now. Know that any feelings you are having, stressed, worried, mad, scared are all okay feelings to have. Talk to a trusted grownup about how you feel. Discuss times you’ve shown hope in the past and what your hopes are for the future. Hope lights our way.

Questions? Need to talk? We are here!

Grades K, 2, 4: Erika Davidson

erika.davidson@k12.hi.us

Grades 1, 3, 5: Jodi Nitta-Goo

jodi.nitta-goo@k12.hi.us

Get your wiggles out! Feeling cooped up and contained? Time to have some fun! GoNoodle has great songs, challenges, and dance activities for kids! Little Green Froggy and Pop See Ko are two of our favorites!

https://www.gonoodle.com/

Get Inspired! Do you like to draw? So does Mo Willems, the author of wonderful books such as Dont Let The Pigeon Drive the Bus, and the Piggie and Gerald Series. Join Mo for a lunchtime doodle and chat. Bring your paper and pencil!

https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/mo-willems/

For Parents: This is a confusing and stressful time for all of us. Here are a few resources from the American School Counseling Association website www.schoolcounselor.org to help support you and your family.

How do I discuss Covid-19 with my child?

https://childmind.org/article/talking-to-kids-about-the-coronavirus/

How do I explain Covid-19 to my child?

https://www.brainpop.com/health/diseasesinjuriesandconditions/coronavirus/

How can we deal with stress and unsure feelings? https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/stress.html