"The elementary school years set the foundation for developing the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary for children to become healthy, competent and confident learners. The school counselor can impact these years by implementing a school counseling program and collaborating with school staff, parents and the community to create a safe and respectful learning environment. By providing education, prevention, early identification and intervention, the school counselor can help their students achieve academic success, develop an understanding of career opportunities, and develop social/emotional skills in response to issues they face (ASCA, 2019)."
During remote learning, Mrs. Thomas will be available to speak with students and their families via phone, class dojo, or google meet during the hours of 9:00am - 3:00pm, Monday through Friday.
Black History Month
February is the start of Black History Month, a time where we can learn more about the contributions from a multitude of African Americans that helped advance our society today. It is so important that we not only acknowledge differences among individuals, groups and others’ cultural backgrounds but celebrate them as well! Be sure to check dojo and google classroom daily to see what we are doing to celebrate.
Social Emotional Learning
Just want to send a reminder to all the students and families to check dojo and my google classroom weekly so you can keep up with our social emotional learning strategies within our school! As you all know every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday you can expect to see an activity or resource posted for you to use at home or in the academic setting! Mondays are for mindfulness, Wednesdays are for wellness, and Fridays are for our feelings! I look forward to practicing our SEL learning together!
Good Morning Comets,
Not only is it a brand new week, but it is also Peace week!! That means this week we are focusing on something important called peace! I know you may be thinking, "what does peace mean?”
Please keep a look out on dojo and google classroom for my morning announcements each day this week as we will be exploring all things peace.
Also check out my virtual peace classroom that has many activities on peace. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1YVCVfJvjrHQqm_Yet0Ijd4clzLKJxki_9SpRoWuEaiY/edit?usp=sharing
Week of Respect!
Good Morning Comets,
Next Week will be the Week Of Respect! Respecting someone or something means that you are treating them in a way that makes them feel cared for or important! To prepare for next week, here is an optional video you can watch to learn more about respect! https://youtu.be/GOzrAK4gOSo
Everyday next week you will explore more information about respect in your morning meetings. You will also have the chance to participate in activities about respect! However, you will only find them in your morning meeting so you don't want to miss it!
Below is the optional clothing guide for next week!
On Monday wear GREEN to show your Mindful Mindset!
On Tuesday wear Clothing with Positive Statements
On Wednesday wear YELLOW/GOLD for the Golden Rule
On Thursday wear RED to Show you are Drug Free
On Friday wear PURPLE for being Imaginative
Welcome Back Kisthardt Comets!
We are starting this school year off in a unique way and I know we all will work together to make this year amazing. At times virtual learning can be challenging! However it is important to understand that myself and everyone else here at Kisthardt are here to support you. Good luck this year I can not wait to meet you all.