A Message from Mrs. Wissemann

October 2020

 

This week the students were given Gratitude Journals. The teachers held insightful conversations about the meaning of gratitude and the benefits of keeping a journal. We shared that no matter how difficult life can feel sometimes (dealing with COVID, wearing masks, arguments with friends or parents) there is always something to feel grateful for.  Regular journaling can reduce stress levels, help make you feel calmer, give you a new perspective on what is important to you, help you focus on what really matters to you and help you to learn more about yourself and make you more self-aware.

Students will be writing in their journals twice a week. The journal I have created includes pages related to family, friends, TV Shows, songs and personal accomplishments, just to name a few. Your child's Gratitude Journal is for their eyes only, so they can write or draw anything that they are feeling. There are prompts to help them get started, but also blank journal pages for them to focus on what ever topic they want to.

It is my hope that by regular journaling, your child will build positive emotions that help them feel happier all while cultivating an attitude of gratitude. Maybe you would like to try journaling? If you do, I would love to hear your experience. Have a wonderful week!

Mrs. Wissemann

 

  

         

                           

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                        

         

        

 

 

 

  

                     

                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                            

  

                                         

 

 

                                                          

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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School Counselor Connection

School Counseling / School Counseling Program

Welcome to Ms. Stelzer's School Counselor Corner! 

Who is Miss Stelzer?! -  OP Welcome Letter.pdf 
Connect w. Miss Stelzer = vstelzer@oysterponds.org

Below are links and attachments to keep you connected.

Helpful Tips for Parents w. Remote Learners -  Troubleshoot Distance Learning.pdf 

Character Education Lessons:

Week 1 = Introductions
P1 & P2 =  Meet Your SC - Sketch It Worksheets 1.pdf 
I1 & I2 = 
Meet Your School Counselor Game Show! 

Week 2 = RESPECT
P1 & P2 = 
What Does Respect Look Like?
I1 & I2 = Respect in the Classroom / Community / Home / Online
Activity =  Respect Flip Book.png 

    

Week 3 = COMPASSION
P1 & P2 =
Compassion Tic Tac Toe / I Can Show Compassion Drawings
I1 & I2 = 
Discussing Compassion / Tic Tac Toe / Parts of my Heart

Week 4 = RESPONSIBILITY
P1 & P2 = 
What is // What is Not Responsible Activity
I1 & I2 =  What is Our Responsibility vs. Someone Else's

Week 5 = RESPONSIBILITY continued...
P1 =
Things I am Responsible for / My Teacher is Responsible for / My Parents are Responsible for
I1 & I2 = Responsibility Role Play / Responsibility Dance!
Check Out I2's Dance Moves! =  Video_1.mov 

  

WEEK 6 = RESPONSIBILITY wrapping it up...
P1 = Rights vs. Responsibilities & Choices
P2 = Things I am Responsible for / My Teacher is Responsible for / My Parents are Responsible for
I1 = Rights vs. Responsibilities & Choices
I2 = Responsibility Reflection on Seesaw

  

WEEK 7 = HALLOWEEN ACTIVITIES
P1 & P2 =
 Inside vs Outside Character Traits
I1 & I2 =

 

 

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