3rd Grade Classroom Guidance

1.Meet Your School Counselor: This week I introduced myself and my role as your child's school counselor. I will be teaching classroom lessons and helping your child have a great year! School Counselors often check in with students to help them with friends, schoolwork, and any not-so- good feelings. This week we reinforced a sensed of belonging to the school environment and a positive attitude toward work and learning. The students learned about "everyday hero's" and brainstormed ways they could be everyday hero's in the school community.


1. Goal Setting- This week the third grade students read, I Can Be Anything! Don't Tell Me I Can't by Diane Dillion. We talked about having self-confidence in ability to succeed. Students identified a goal that they want to achieve and steps they are going to take to get there. We focused on having a positive mindset and a positive attitude toward ourselves in order to reach for our goals.

2.  Feelings- It's important for children to learn to identify and express a wide range of feelings, while also understanding that others have feelings too. Learning about feelings and emotions is part of developing positive self-esteem and positive peer relationships. This week we read, The Color Monster by Anna Llenas. Students then completed a candy corn feeling puzzle where students matched an emotion to a facial expression and created an example situation that matched their emotion and facial expression.