Counselor's Corner Newsletter

A message from Mrs. Goo and Mrs. Davidson:

Aloha kakou!

As another week of at-home learning begins, we hope all of you are taking good care of yourselves and your family. While we miss seeing everyone at school, it is so nice to connect with each other through online classes, emails, and phone calls. Please don't hesitate to contact us if we can be of assistance to you. If you have questions or concerns, or if you want to share a story, a craft, or a project with us, we'd be delighted to hear from you!

A hui hou!

Inspirational Quote of the Week:

Wherever there is a human in need, there is an opportunity for kindness and to make a difference. Kevin Heath

Challenging times provide us with opportunities to help others. No act of kindness or compassion is too small. A hug, smile, phone call, or helping hand around the house shows we care. See if you can find ways throughout the day to help your family and friends, and show them kindness. Let your best self shine!

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

Know the code? If you are interested in creating interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art Scratch Jr. ( ages 5-7) and Scratch (ages 8-16) provide step by step instructions for online coding.

https://www.scratchjr.org/

https://scratch.mit.edu/

Let's go on a field trip! Whether you are interested in animals, space, volcanoes, or the ocean the We are Teachers website has links to virtual field trips to explore them all. Let's go!

https://www.weareteachers.com/best-virtual-field-trips/

For Parents: 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