<![CDATA[Mrs. Frey's School Counseling Corner - Classroom Guidance]]>Thu, 24 Dec 2015 14:02:31 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[Week in Review: 9.21.15- 9.25.15]]>Mon, 28 Sep 2015 15:31:59 GMThttp://skillinschoolcounselor.weebly.com/classroom-guidance/week-in-review-92115-92515Classroom guidance lessons have begun in Kindergarten and First grade classrooms!! First grade had fun getting back into the swing of things and Kindergarten classes were able to ease into classroom guidance nicely.

In Kindergarten, the topic was FEELINGS. It is important to be able to recognize one's own feelings and important for friends to be able to recognize how each other is feeling so that we can feel safe and secure together in the classroom, and show empathy when a friend is in need of comfort and support. In Kindergarten, we read the book, How Are You Peeling?, discussing different feeling words. 
Following our reading and discussion, we practiced making faces for each feeling word, using the "Feelings Cube", which features 6 different pictures of robots feeling different ways. Students in the class identified the feeling of the robot on the cube, then we discussed a time we have felt that way, and finally, as a class we practiced making the feeling with our own faces. It was so much fun! 

To end the lesson, the children drew a picture of how they were feeling (using this printable from TpT).  
In First grade, the topic was DIFFERENCES, so we read the book, We Are All Alike... We Are All Different,  focusing on how we are alike and different, but emphasizing the importance of acceptance of these differences so that students feel as though they belong and fit in at school. We spoke about how treating each other the way we would want to be treated ("The Golden Rule") is important so that everyone feels safe and happy at school. 

Following the book, first graders made pictures of themselves, illustrating their differences (their eye color, hair color, skin color). They also filled in some information about themselves on the t-shirt of their person (their age, favorite food, and a pet they wish they had). It is so wonderful to see the many faces of Skillin First Grade!