Our Philosophy

Elementary School Counseling services are an integral part of the total school program and complement learning in the classroom. A school guidance program reaches every student and will focus on the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed for successful academic achievement, career development, and personal/social growth. Services are child-centered, proactive, and developmental. Our professional school counselors spend their time working directly with students to maximize the benefits every student will receive from the program. This will be accomplished through the use of School Counseling Curriculum, Individual Student Planning, Responsive Services, and System Support. School counseling services are comprehensive in scope, preventative in design, developmental in nature, and intended to enhance the potential of ALL elementary students.

Therefore, as an educational system we believe we can teach all children and all children can learn. We believe accessing knowledge, reasoning, questioning, and problem solving are the foundations for learning in an ever-changing world. We believe education enables students to recognize and strive for higher standards. Consequently, we will commit our efforts to help students acquire knowledge and attitudes considered valuable in order to develop their potential and/or their career and lifetime aspirations.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Cooperation: Teaming Up for Success

Happy last day of January! For February we'll be working on cooperation skills like social interaction, taking responsibility, sharing, how to apologize. This week 2nd grade is watching a movie from the book Strega Nona...great lesson in learning responsibility and being dependable = cooperation. Check it out!
Here's a link to a color sheet from Tomi dePaola, too.http://www.tomie.com/images/coloring_pages/coloring_strega.gif

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