While the Pocatello/Chubbuck School District is practicing distance learning, please contact Mrs. Lacey at email@example.com if your learner is in need of a counseling session.
Counseling Lesson for May 18-May 24, 2020
Safety Rule #1- Always check in with an adult for permission to go anywhere with anyone!
Watch this link: https://www.kidsmartz.org/videos/checkfirst
Safety Rule #2- Listen and respond to your gut! Listen to your heart!
Safety Rule #3- Don't keep secrets from your parents! Short-term, happy surprises are ok to keep.
Safety Rule #4- Know that your body is your own and the parts covered by a bathing suit are private.
Watch this link: https://www.kidsmartz.org/videos/tellpeopleno
Safety Rule #5- If an adult you don't know asks for help, leave the situation and check-in with your parent or another trusted adult!
Watch this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMGDJIGmfbo
- Who is a stranger? Are all strangers dangerous?
Safety Rule #6- If you have a problem, talk to a trusted adult!
Watch this link: https://www.kidsmartz.org/videos/telltrustedadult
Safety Rule #7- If you SEE (or hear) something you are not comfortable with, TELL someone, and tell them NOW! SEE-TELL-NOW!
Counseling Lesson for May 11-May 17, 2020
Watch this video:
Once you have finished watching the video, click on "Take Easy Quiz"
Suggestions from the website:
Counseling Lesson for May 4-May 10, 2020
REVIEW- 7 Habits of Happy Kids
Please visit the Leader In Me website for review lessons, cartoons, and activities!
-Start with Habit #1 cartoon located on the 7 Habits Cartoons page. Once your learner has watched the cartoon, you can go to the Habit #1 activity located in the Activity Blog.
- Repeat for the rest of the habits!
Counseling Lesson for April 27-May 1, 2020
"You" Have the Power of Choice! How will you handle small problems? You can use one of Kelso's RESPONSIBLE choices!
With a family member discuss:
1. What does it mean to be responsible?
2. How can you show you are responsible?
3. What is an example of a BIG problem?
4. How would you handle a BIG problem?
5. What is an example of a SMALL problem?
6. From Kelso's choices listed above, how would you solve a SMALL problem?
LISTEN TO- Enemy Pie
With a family member talk through these scenarios and how you would handle them using Kelso's choices from above:
1. The person in front of you is fooling around at the pencil sharpener and won't let you have a turn.
2. A person in your class is following you at recess, copying what you do to bug you.
3. A friend is not taking turns with the computer in the classroom.
4. You mistakenly put your friend's scissors in your desk and your friend is mad at you.
5. Several students from another classroom won't let you join in their game of tag.
6. Some students at the bus stop are pushing and shoving you as they line up.
The scenarios listed above came from https://kelsoschoice.com
Counseling Lesson for April 20-26, 2020
"You" Statements versus "I Feel" Statements
"I Feel" statements help others to stop and listen to how we are feeling. When we use a "You" statement, often the person we are talking to will feel attacked and not listen or want to help solve the problem.
Watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYf3H70qldI
"I Feel" statements help others to understand how we are feeling and what we may need from them:
1. How we are feeling (I Feel _______,)
2. Why we are feeling that way (when _______.)
3. And what we need from them in order to start feeling better
Example: I feel frustrated when you take my video game without asking. Please ask before taking it next time.
This week- Practice the scenarios below using "I Feel" statements, practice "I Feel" statements with your family and create your own "I Feel" cartoon!!
Scenario #1: You are in the bathroom brushing your teeth. Your older brother comes in to brush his teeth and pushes you out of the way.
How do you feel?
Why do you feel that way?
What do you need to happen in order to feel better?
I feel _______________,
Scenario #2: You are trying to go to sleep and you share a room with your little sister. She keeps singing and you can't fall asleep.
Scenario #3: You are shooting hoops in your driveway and your brother keeps riding his bike in front of you and the hoop while you are trying to shoot.
Scenario #4: There is one piece of pizza left in the fridge and you want it for lunch. You go to get it and your brother takes it before you can.
Remember- We can't force anyone to do anything! All you can do is try to solve your problem with an "I Feel" statement and if it doesn't work then go to your problem solving steps.
Problem Solving Steps-
1. Try an "I Feel" statement
2. Try to ignore the issue if you or someone else isn't in danger
3. Talk to a Trusted Adult and ask for help
Counseling Lesson for April 13-19, 2020
APRIL IS STRESS AWARENESS MONTH!
Your learner has been practicing guided meditation and breathing exercises through the Calm App this year during their counseling lessons.
This week's lesson focuses on Buddy Belly Breathing!
1. Have your learner find their favorite stuffed animal to place on their stomach during this exercise
2. Visit this link to practice Buddy Belly Breathing:
3. When your learner has finished their Buddy Belly Breathing, ask them:
- How did he/she feel while breathing?
- Is there a difference in how they feel now compared to when they started the breathing exercise?
- What did he/she notice about the stuffed animal as they inhaled and exhaled?
- How did it feel when he/she released the breath?
4. To wrap-up the lesson please listen to this song:
* lesson conversation questions taken from Blissful Kids
Counseling Lesson for April 6-12, 2020
1. Please visit https://wedolisten.org/
2. Click on "Books/Songs/Animations"
3. Click on a book to listen to
4. Once your learner is done listening to the book, scroll down the page and click on the "Yes/No Animated Lesson"
5. Finally view the "activity" portion of the counselor lesson to have a family discussion.
There are great tips on the posters to use as reminders of the lesson throughout the week.