Archive for December, 2019
This school year, I’m offering monthly Coffee with the Counselor events at my school on the first (or second!) Friday of each month. Coffee with the Counselor mornings will provide an informal opportunity for parents & caregivers to discuss issues related to child and adolescent development, mental health, social & emotional development, and general well-being. I’ll share interesting resources and recommend readings on selected topics, to inspire discussion within the group.
Every Fall and Winter, I focus on cultivating self-awareness and self-regulation skills in my youngest students through interactive, engaging activities. In this lesson–one of my perennial favorites–my 4-5 year old students are practicing using facial cues to recognize & differentiate feelings. With a little bonus empathy development (e.g. “Why do you think the snowman might be feeling confused?), cooperative play, and a literacy component, this one is a keeper!
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