K-5 Classrooms: School Counselor Lessons
In the elementary grades, the School Counselor visits the classroom to touch upon counseling related topics. Younger grades focus on identifying feelings and building friendships. Grades K-2 we will talk about expressing your anger, teasing, and tattling. In 3rd grade, in accordance with PA state standards, a career unit is presented with a culminating "Career Awareness Day." Grades 4 & 5 meet with the counselor to learn about and practice conflict resolution and problem solving. If you have suggestions about presentation materials and/or questions about classroom guidance please contact Mrs. Kalloz.
What are Feelings: Part 1 --- Ideas to Try at Home
Play a Game:
Fish for Feelings Game
Write feeling words on pieces of paper or index cards. Place them on the floor face up. Take turns picking/reading a feeling and finding the corresponding word. You can add to the game by acting out the feeling.
Read a Book about Feelings:
You can read any book you have about feelings. If you do not have a book at home about feelings, check out the following links (all have been screen casted):
The Way I Feel
The Feelings Book
In My Heart
A Little Scribble Spot: A Story About Colorful Emotions
(available right now for FREE Kindle download on Amazon)
Do an Activity:
1. Make a Feelings “Mask” with Materials at home. Get Creative!
2. Draw Feelings Faces (see attachment)
1st Grade: Tolerance & Diversity
2nd Grade: Bullying Prevention Topics
3rd Grade: Career Exploration
4th Grade: Problem Solving
5th Grade: Conflict Resolution