Counseling Department Mission Statement:
To promote the school’s mission and school motto of the
through a comprehensive school counseling program that embraces the entire school community while addressing the academic, career and personal/social development of every student.
In partnership with other educators, parents/guardians, and the community, the professional school counselor will work to ensure that all students have access to and are prepared with the knowledge and skills to contribute at the highest level as productive members of society.
School Counselor's Vision
The King Elementary School Counselor inspires students to dream big, believe in themselves, succeed and make a difference.
Bullying Prevention Kickoff Month
Theme: We Choose Respect!!
Week 1: RESPECT
Monday, October 3- Class meeting discussing respect. Define respect. Point out when students are showing respect.
Tuesday, October 4 – Respect myself. Activities about respecting self. Positive Self Talk Statements. I can, I am poster. Personal Hygiene, healthy eating, exercise, and mindfulness.
Wednesday, October 5- Respect others. In the morning: Brainstorm using a thinking map about what respecting others would look like. Students look for students who are demonstrating respect for others at lunch, recess. Play Menu Memory: Partner A and Partner B sit back to back. Partner A tells Partner B examples of respectful behavior at recess. Partner B raises their hands ready to tell about their partner’s respectful recess example. The same can be done for lunch with Partner B telling partner A and A sharing with group.
Thursday, October 6 –Respect school property- Discuss what respecting school property looks like.
Friday, October 7- We Choose Respect Class Banner Contest!! Sign Respect Pledge Banner!!
Week 2- Spirit Week
Understanding the meaning of Bullying!
Monday, October 10 No school, teacher workday!
Tuesday, October 11 - Sock It to Bullying – Crazy Socks Day!!
Wednesday, October 12 - Super Heroes and Princesses Against Bullying!!!!
Thursday, October 13 Parent Information Night – Our School Rocks!! Dress Like a Rock Star
Friday, October 14 - School Spirit Day!! Wear BLUE and Yellow!!! Most School Spirit Contest - Teachers and Students!!!
Week 3- Character Education Week-Each character trait will be recognized. Students can begin making a poster for the poster contest.
Monday, Oct. 17- Citizenship Wear “Purple”-
Tuesday, Oct. 18- RESPONSIBILITY Wear “Green”
Wednesday, Oct. 19- Fairness Wear “Orange”
Thursday, October 20- CARING Wear “Red”
Friday, October 21- RESPECT Wear “Yellow”
Week 4- Bucketfilling Week What is a bucket filler?
Bucket filling is an easy to understand concept: Everyone carries an invisible bucket that holds our good thoughts and feelings. When our buckets are full, we feel happy and when our buckets are empty, we feel sad. Children quickly understand that they can fill buckets when person who does things to make others feel happy. A bucket filler is polite, friendly and helpful. They also learn that when they are mean, inconsiderate, uncaring, or disrespectful, they dip into buckets and remove those good feelings.
Monday, October 24- Trustworthiness Wear “Blue”
Read: Have You Filled A Bucket Today?
How Full Is Your Bucket?
All Character Education Posters for the poster contest are due!!
Tuesday, October 25- Bucket filler to Classmates!! Mix It Up At Lunch Day
Wednesday, October 26- Bucket filler to Teachers!! Bring a Special treat! Be A DREAM student!!
Thursday, October 27 – Fill your family members’ bucket!!
Friday, October 28- King Unites Day!!! Bully Free March/Rally
RULES For THE CONTEST:
1. Theme of the Contest :The Six Pillars of Character: Setting a Good Example
2. Directions: Student must select one of the six pillars and create a poster to show a good example of what the pillar means. Poster should be in picture form of ONE pillar and may include up to 2 sentences. Limit one entry per person, please.
3. Grades: (K-5)
4. Size: Must be on a 8 1/2 x 11 piece of paper. All artwork must be original.
5. Medium: Color or Black and White is acceptable. (crayon, pencil, markers or ink)
6. Entries: Must have the following information printed clearly on a separate card taped to the back:
Pillar Chosen _________________________________
First and Last Name __________________________
7. Due to Mrs. Daniels by: October 24
Winners will receive a snack with an administrator and the counselor.
Winners will be announced on Friday, October 28.
Hello King Families!!!
We are off to a wonderful school year!!!! In guidance we have been discussing skills for learning, being a respectful listener and learner. The fourth and fifth graders reviewed growth and fixed mindsets.
Students learned that it's important to have a growth mindset.
What's a growth mindset?
A growth mindset is the belief that the brain can grow and change. You can become more intelligent by taking on challenges.
People with a growth mindset may say things like:
"I don't understand this yet but I will keep trying."
"I'm getting smarter at this."
What's a fixed mindset?
The belief that intelligence cannot be changed. You are born intelligent or not intelligent.
People with a fixed mindset often says, "I can't." or "I give up."
Parents: Help us encourage your child(ren) to have a GROWTH Mindset!!!