2019-2020 Virtual School Counseling Lessons

 

Our lesson plans, activities and resources are located on our Google Classroom. Go to www.classroom.google.com and enter class code: edoimuk. Click on "Classwork" at the top of the page to access the lessons, activities, and resources. 


Week of June 1-5: Transitioning in to Summer and Reflecting 



Reflecting:
If you look in a mirror, you will see your reflected image. If you reflect on your past experiences, you look at them once again thoughtfully and with a different point of view. Reflecting is important because it can help you see where you have grown and learned from past mistakes. When you reflect, it is important to not get stuck on past mistakes or things you wish you did differently. Rather we need to look at what we learned or what we could do differently.  Reflecting on positive or happy moments can bring you that feeling of joy again.

Let's reflect on your 2019-2020 school year:
1.  What was your favorite activity?
2. What was your favorite book?
3. What was your favorite subject?
4. What was your biggest learning moment?
5. What was your favorite memory?

Check out the other activities on our Google Classroom!


Week of May 25-29: Conflict Resolution

It’s not always easy to get along with people, even people that we love and care about. Conflicts, or a disagreement between two or more people, are completely normal; however, if we don’t know how to handle conflicts correctly, it can lead to hurt feelings. In some cases, when mean words or actions are used, it can also lead to friendships ending and change the way that people think about you. Conflict resolution strategies help you find a peaceful solution to a disagreement. Taking time to stop and think, before doing or saying something you regret, will make the disagreement much easier to solve. Try these 4 steps:

 

1. Calm Down: It’s okay to be upset, but it is hard to resolve a conflict when you are feeling that way. Try taking a deep breath, count to 10, or even walk away for a few minutes, before you try working out your conflict.

2. Talk and Listen: Start with a phrase like “Let’s try to talk this out.” Try using an I-statement to explain how you feel, because of what the other person said or did. For example – “I feel angry, because you took the toy I was playing with.” It is also important to be a good listener, and hear how the other person is feeling.

3. Put yourself in their shoes: Try to empathize, or imagine how the other person might be feeling. This will help you approach the problem in a kind way, and also allow you to come up with a solution that is fair to everyone.

4. Problem Solve Together: Brainstorm possible solutions, and make sure everyone’s ideas are heard. Sometimes you need to compromise, which means that each person get’s part of what they want, but not necessarily everything. For example – “I wanted my toy back now, but I will let you play with it for 10 minutes, and then you can give it back to me.”

 

Week of May 18-22: Teamwork

In this lesson, you will learn what teamwork is. We'll discuss how working and getting along with others is used during teamwork and look at some activities to practice building teamwork skills.

What is Teamwork? Have you ever been on a team before, such as baseball, during PE, or scouts? On these teams, it's important that you work together and get along with other players or members. This is called teamwork. Teamwork involves working together with other people to get to an end goal.

If you've ever seen the television show PAW Patrol, then you've seen teamwork in action. A 10-year-old boy named Ryder has a group of pups - Rubble, Sky, Chase, Zuma, Rocky, and Marshall - who use teamwork to help the people of their community, Adventure Bay. These pups share, cooperate (which means to work together), trust one another, and follow Ryder's directions as a team. These characters are using teamwork!

Superheros use teamwork all the time, too. In Avengers, heroes like Thor and Ironman work together to save the world from supervillains. Sometimes it's hard, but they learn to cooperate with each other and bring their talents together to reach a goal. 


Week of May 11-15: Flexible Thinking

Change is when something different happens in your life. Every person experiences change. We experience BIG changes, like moving to a new school. Sometimes changes are small and we don't even notice them. Many times changes happen that we do not expect. When that happens, our brain can become hard as a rock, because you do not want that change to happen. Having flexible thinking can help you handle changes and the feelings that come with them so you are able to move forward and be happy!
 

Week of May 4- May 8: Internet Safety

Learn the rules of internet safety and being a good digital citizen with NetSmartz®! NetSmartz Workshop is an educational program that teaches children ages 5-17 about online safety and digital citizenship. NetSmartz offers free, age-appropriate resources including videos, games, e-books, webcomics, presentations, classroom lessons and tip sheets to help children learn how to protect themselves and their friends online. Parents, educators and law enforcement use these materials to engage children in discussions about online issues ranging from online privacy to cyberbullying. NetSmartz is a program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children®. 

NetSmartzKids introduces younger children to basic online safety and digital citizenship lessons using animated characters—Clicky, Tera, Nettie and Webster. These resources teach children how to identify online dangers and practice safer behaviors through videos, music, games and e-books. Visit NetSmartzKids.org for new videos and activities every month.

Rules of Internet Safety:
1. I will tell my trusted adult if anything makes me feel sad, scared or confused.
2. I will ask my trusted adult before sharing information like my name, address and phone number.
3. I will always use good netiquette and not be rude or mean online.
4. I will NOT meet face-to-face with anyone from the Internet.

Week of April 27 - May 1: Time Management

Have you ever wondered why schedules are so important? Maybe you have always wondered why you only have 30 minutes to complete tasks? Learn all about it this week! Here are some things you can do to improve your time management:


1. Make a to do list and prioritize
2. Build a schedule and routine
3. Reduce distractions
4. Use a timer- pace yourself
5. Take a break- mind and body

 

Week of April 20-24: Growth Mindset

Growth mindset is the belief that a person's abilities and talents are developed through hard work and dedication. Ways you can develop or grow your growth mindset:
1. Set a goal for the week
2. Get organized
3. Positive self-talk
4. Self motivation

Week of April 13-17: Mindfullness

Mindfulness is the process of purposely bringing one's attention to experiences occurring in the present moment without judgment, which one develops through the practice of meditation and deep breathing. Here are some mindful activities you can try:
1. Mindful eating
-Find a place to sit that is free of distractions.
-Use your 5 senses to look at, smell, touch, taste, and listen to the food!
-Think about where this food came from and be thankful. Did someone grow this food? Who cooked this food?
-Eat slowly and listen to your body when you are full.
2. Mindful bedmaking
-Don't rush. Set the tone for the day by making you bed nicely.
-Notice how the sheets feel as your smooth and tuck them into place.
-Fluff your pillows and notice how they take on a new shape.
-As you work, take slow deep breaths, in through your nose and out through your mouth.
-When you finish, notice how your mind and body feel - you're ready to take on the day!

3. Mindful listening
-Find a place to sit or lie down that is free of distractions. Use headphones if that will help!
-Turn on music that you enjoy.
-As the music starts take slow deep breaths. 
-Listen to the beats of the music. Can you hear the drums? A guitar? 
-How does the music make your body feel? Does the music remind you of a place, a person, or a time?
4. Mindful in nature
-With permission from a parent, go outside! You don't need to go far, it may just be to your yard.
-Leave your toys and electronic behind - play with them after.
-Find a comfortable place to sit or lay down. Close your eyes for a moment.
-Use your 5 senses to hear, see, smell, touch, and taste what is around you! 
-If you're with a parent or sibling, try playing a game of eye spy.
5. Mindful breathing
-Find a quiet place free of distractions.
-Take a slow deep breath in though your nose for 4 seconds. 
-Hold the breath in your lungs for 7 seconds.
-Slowly release your breath with a whooshing sound, breathing out for 9 seconds.
-Start another round of breaths. If you become distracted go back to counting your breaths.
-Continue for 5 minutes or until your body and mind feels ready.  

2019-2020 School Counseling In Classroom Lessons by Grade


K 1 2 3 4 5
 Meet the Counselor Meet the Counselor  Meet the Counselor
Meet the Counselor Meet the Counselor
Meet the Counselor
 Healthy Choices Medicine Safety  Healthy Choices Substance Abuse Awareness Peer Pressure Substance Abuse Awareness
 Recess Etiquette Growth Mindset Equity: Fair vs. Equal
Growth Mindset Equity: Fair vs. Equal
Growth Mindset
 Gratitude Spreading Kindness Gratitude Empathy Good Touch Bad Touch Conflict Resolution
 Growth Mindset Equity: Fair vs. Equal Growth Mindset Equity: Fair vs. Equal
Growth Mindset Equity: Fair vs. Equal
 Good Touch Bad Touch Tattling and Conflict Resolution Good Touch Bad Touch Rice Experiment- The Power of Words Good Touch Bad Touch Rice Experiment- The Power of Words
 Bully Prevention  Good Touch Bad Touch Bully Prevention 
Good Touch Bad Touch Bully Prevention 
Good Touch Bad Touch