Building Character Champions!
Counselor: Donna Greer, M.Ed., LPCKids for Character
The curriculum in our counseling sessions will focus on the 6 pillars of character:
Students will learn new vocabulary throughout the year to help them incorporate these lessons into their daily lives. My hope for your child is to develop strong character to help them be better students, friends, and community members! We also incorporate Social Emotional Learning. This includes learning about Self Awareness, Self Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills, and Responsible Decision Making. During the year we will also learns ways to protect our bodies from strangers and from uncomfortable touches.
- Be sure to read the PDF file: 8 red flags for recognizing a predator
- Check out the Class Files on this page for parenting tips!
- Each month a Home and School Connection newsletter will go home with your child. This newsletter includes many helpful parenting tips for you!
- Each month a Home and School Reading Connection newsletter will go home with your child. Check out some helpful tips for developing better readers!
Please contact me if there are any special needs for your child that you need to discuss. Information is available through the counselor's office that address a variety of needs. I will begin groups for children who live in divorced families soon. Please contact me if you are interested in your child participating in these groups.
Maggie, a 5 year old Australian Shepherd will be visiting Ridgewood at various times throughout the year. She loves to bring smiles to the kids and sometimes she likes to listen to students read!
Throughout the year we have focused on many different topics in our counseling sessions. These topics have included: respect, responsibility, trustworthiness, caring, and fairness. We have covered other topics such as bullies and friendship within the 6 pillars of character. We have also focused on keeping our bodies safe from uncomfortable touches and from Tricky People. Each grade level is …
Each month we will send home a copy of the "Home and School Connection". It is also accessible to you online:
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The first 6 weeks we will focus on manners and Respect. Some of the character traits your children will learn about include: Respect Courage Considerate Courtesy Polite
We will learn how to practice the "Golden Rule"~Treat others the way you want to be treated. We will also have lessons focusing on our words. One saying that will be often heard is "If you can't say something nice, don't say …