School Counselor - Miss Ward / Gaouette

Hi guys! Sunny Wednesday on the way!! I wanted to follow up with yesterdays farming activity and add another story (see link). I also wanted to note that if you wanted to make a thank you card for a farmer you can decorate a card and mail it to American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture 600 Maryland Ave SW Suite 1000W Washington DC 20024 and they will send them out to farmers all over the country! We happen to live in a farming community (with a farm that so graciously donated a lot of eggs to our town (pete & gerrys) so you could certainly get an address of a local farmer and mail your card there instead!) But this is another idea for a way to spread some cheer and gratitude! Have a great day guys!



Good morning everyone!! Right now we are recognizing some really important professions. Yesterday we learned all about the fire department on a virtual tour (if you missed it here is the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8bHKvG2RFc&fbclid=IwAR2eK1If6s5Eo248Khh2O2WGEVGbZ38VAHG0w1hoFrAL_Elvpg4UGca-5Pk ). Friends dressed up in their favorite costumes and sent me pictures of drawings they did of their favorite part of the fire station!


Today I want you to learn about FARMERS!! Without farmers your house would most likely be pretty empty of some very important things! The story Right This Very Minute is such a great book to read or listen to, and will help you discover all of the ways that farmers have provided you with things in your house! After you have read this story talk with your family about all of the things in your house that you have right this very minute that were because of a farmer!!!


If you enjoy the story and you had fun talking about farmers a REALLY cool website to visit has so many different games and videos you can watch and play that all help you learn more about the farming process! Check them out and enjoy learning!!!

http://www.myamericanfarm.org/classroom/games - Games

http://www.myamericanfarm.org/classroom/videos - Videos

http://www.myamericanfarm.org/classroom/activity_sheets - Printable Activity sheets

Have fun!!

Hi guys! Sunny Wednesday on the way!! I wanted to follow up with yesterdays farming activity and add another story (see link). I also wanted to note that if you wanted to make a thank you card for a farmer you can decorate a card and mail it to American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture 600 Maryland Ave SW Suite 1000W Washington DC 20024 and they will send them out to farmers all over the country! We happen to live in a farming community (with a farm that so graciously donated a lot of eggs to our town (pete & gerrys) so you could certainly get an address of a local farmer and mail your card there instead!) But this is another idea for a way to spread some cheer and gratitude! Have a great day guys!



Good morning everyone!! Right now we are recognizing some really important professions. Yesterday we learned all about the fire department on a virtual tour (if you missed it here is the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8bHKvG2RFc&fbclid=IwAR2eK1If6s5Eo248Khh2O2WGEVGbZ38VAHG0w1hoFrAL_Elvpg4UGca-5Pk ). Friends dressed up in their favorite costumes and sent me pictures of drawings they did of their favorite part of the fire station!


Today I want you to learn about FARMERS!! Without farmers your house would most likely be pretty empty of some very important things! The story Right This Very Minute is such a great book to read or listen to, and will help you discover all of the ways that farmers have provided you with things in your house! After you have read this story talk with your family about all of the things in your house that you have right this very minute that were because of a farmer!!!


If you enjoy the story and you had fun talking about farmers a REALLY cool website to visit has so many different games and videos you can watch and play that all help you learn more about the farming process! Check them out and enjoy learning!!!

http://www.myamericanfarm.org/classroom/games - Games

http://www.myamericanfarm.org/classroom/videos - Videos

http://www.myamericanfarm.org/classroom/activity_sheets - Printable Activity sheets

Have fun!!

Hi everyone! Here is your first challenge!

Outdoor sensory motor scavenger hunt!

Can you find something...

To climb, to play catch with, to crawl under, to jump over, to walk across, to roll across the ground, to balance on your head, that is rough, that is soft, that is hard, that is wet, that is heavy, that is smooth, that is squishy, that is loud! And GO!


If you need some inspiration here are a few photos (scroll down) of my kids and what they came up with. Something to climb, something squishy (deer poop!), something to balance on your head, and something loud (our dog barking)! What can you find on your adventure?!



Hey everyone! Here is your challenge for March 19th and 20th! I hope you had fun doing the scavenger hunt (if you didn't make sure you scroll down to see that adventure!) Hopefully by next week I will have a digital check in form and we can figure out how to see one another in a confidential way. Until then keep sending emails or call me with any needs!


On-line Resources from School Counselors

For Younger Students:

PBS KIDS. Myriad of subjects including Social-Emotional Learning and How to Talk to Your Kids about COVID-19:

https://www.pbs.org/parents

ANXIETY RELIEF FOR KIDS:

https://gozen.com/tag/anxiety-relief-for-kids/

SCHOLASTIC LEARN AT HOME:

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome/grades-prek-k.html

SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LESSONS, SONGS, BOOKS, ETC. from We Do Listen Foundation:

https://wedolisten.org/


For Older Students:

CALM, a website/application for mindfulness, calming exercises, etc.:

https://www.calm.com/

HEADSPACE:

https://www.headspace.com/headspace-meditation-app

COLORING BOOK APPS--There are many coloring book apps for adults and children that are relaxing

Meditation application: https://insighttimer.com/

GO NOODLE, get your wiggles out!!!!:

https://www.gonoodle.com/



Jackie Ward, School Counselor,

Telephone: (603)638-2800 Ext. 43

Email: jward@monroeschool77.com