In April ingrades K-2, I will be revisiting with students what it
means to be respectful in the classroom, cafeteria, hallway, and playground.
In grades 3-4, I will be discussing with students what an
advocate is, how to advocate for yourself, and others, respectfully, when it is
necessary to advocate for oneself or others, and why it is important to be an
advocate for oneself and others. In 5th grade, I will be doing a presentation on
sexual harassment in conjunction with the family life curriculum.
In March we focused on college and career readiness. In K-3, we will focused on careers we might like to have in the future, and skills needed to attain those careers. In grades 4 and 5, we explored colleges. On March 9 our fifth graders took a tour of the University of Maryland, College Park campus (photo below).
In January and February we reviewed how to "de-bug" when someone is bugging them. In grades 3-5, we read Salt in His Shoes about Michael Jordan in order to re-introduce SMART (Specific, Measureable , Attainable, Relevant and Timely) goals.
Reminder to those families receiving free or reduced
Students who receive free and reduced lunch are also entitled to
receive breakfast, either free or at the reduced price. Children are
able to get breakfast from 8:30-8:45 in the lunch room. They can
just go to the lunch room when they get off the bus.
is the counselor’s role to support students so they can be their best at
school, academically, socially and emotionally. In order to do this the
Woodlin Counseling Program has several components.
Monthly Classroom Counseling Lessons – Topics
include respect, friendship, and bullying.
Individual Counseling –
Students are identified through parent, teacher and self-referral.
Counseling Groups –
Groups could meet at lunch or throughout the day. Themes are determined by need at each grade
level. Popular topics are social skills, study skills, self-esteem, anger
management and family changes.
Level Lunch Bunches - Students
have an opportunity to have lunch bunch in my office just for fun. It helps me
get to know individual students better, and also provides students, who are not
comfortable talking in a large group setting, a chance to express themselves in
a smaller group.
Consultations: I am available to meet with parents and staff (sometimes together) to discuss student and family concerns.
Below are some links to websites on bullying. There are many resources for parents. Communicating with your children about these topics can help to build resiliency and promote positive interactions with others.
Other Student Support Programs at Woodlin
Books and Breakfast
Reading with Relatives
Lunch with a Loved One