I have the most amazing and eager students at my school! Many of them (65%) qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, making this a Title I school. We send weekly Weekend Power Packs with 50 students who face food insecurity while school is not in session. All students are provided with free breakfast every day. I work with a wonderfully diverse student population in terms of economic status, ethnic origin, and languages spoken at home. Almost half of our students are English language learners.
My students are driven to do their best at school and our staff are dedicated to serving them in every way possible!
As a school counselor, I serve my students in grades K-5. Despite difficulties that they may face at home or at school, they are incredible learners!
As student support staff, I work with students in grades K-5, as well as with their classroom teachers, to provide resources to facilitate students' learning about their own and others' emotions, coping strategies for dealing with difficult life situations, getting along with others, and being their best selves. I work with students individually, in small groups, and I provide classroom instruction to each class once every two weeks. These books are going to help me and classroom teachers address a variety of social and emotional topics with students in my school.
My students will benefit from these books because classroom teachers and I will be able to share stories about social and emotional skills based on classroom and student need.
These books have been selected to help with the social-emotional learning that is crucial in elementary school. All teachers will have the opportunity to check out these books to share with their classes so that students may learn about a variety of character building topics. For example, my students will learn about how to deal with anger and tough emotions through the books, "When Miles Got Mad," "Cool Down and Work through Anger," and "Moody Cow Meditates." Three of the books, "Your Fantastic Elastic Brain," "The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes," "and "A Perfectly Messed Up Story," will help students learn about perseverance and never giving up. Other books such as "Peanut Butter and Cupcake," "The Invisible Boy," and "What Do You Do With an Idea?" will help students learn about empathy, friendship, and how to love oneself. When students feel confident, safe, and are able to cope with difficult emotions and life situations, they are more successful in and out of school. These books will help teach them some of these important life skills.
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