May 11, 2020

 Hello, Flyers ~

    Maybe you've seen shows or heard stories about grown-ups feeling worried before.  I know and you know that kids have worries too.  This week we will hear about Wilma Jean.  She worries SO much that they call her "the worry machine."

    You might remember when I come to your classrooms to teach you that I've mentioned one of my favorite authors, Julia Cook.  She was a school counselor like I am your school counselor.  She wrote the book "Wilma Jean, the Worry Machine" and she is our guest reader this week!  I hope you'll enjoy the book and I hope that you'll take a peek at the attached activities.  You can do them at any time.  They'll be waiting for you!

         I can be available to video chat with you from time-to-time if you would like.  Ask your parents to help you by e-mailing me. We can get something scheduled. 

Wilma Jean Video

Wilma Jean Activity 

Love you. Mean it. 
Miss Snider, Counselor
dsnider@lsc.k12.in.us





May 4, 2020 (yes, yes...may the 4th be with you!)

Hello, Flyers ~
      Ah! Spring!  Who doesn't love the sound of the birds chirping? Or the sound of a runner's feet stomping the pavement? Or the roar of a motorcycle (safety first!) as it takes its rider for a spin? Those sounds are the ones most people LIKE to hear.  You know what sound is the sound that most people do NOT like to hear? It's the sound of NO!  No one that I know likes to be told no. Like ever.
      We do need to continue to keep ourselves, our families, and friends safe from all these germs.  You might still hear some "no's" while we slowly begin to get out of our homes. I am sure we will all find a new normal and enjoy some of our past activities. This week's lesson will offer some extra practice in:
  • Accepting no for an answer.
  • Disagreeing the right away.
     Listen along as Ms. Becky and Bear share Julia Cook's book "I Just Don't Like the Sound of No!"  The little boy in this book begins to think his name is "No, R.J.!" because he hears it SO much.  Attached are some papers for you to complete.  I like the cut 'n paste page best myself! Check it out!
     I can be available to video chat with you from time-to-time if you would like.  Ask your parents to help you by e-mailing me. We can get something scheduled. 

Video

Activity

Love you. Mean it.
Miss Snider, Counselor
dsnider@lsc.k12.in.us


April 27, 2020

Hello, Flyers ~

You are so special to me and I miss you so much!  Sometimes being at school gives you a break from brothers and sisters or cousins that can annoy you, right?  You might be feeling annoyed with others A LOT these days.  We still need to stay-at-home to keep ourselves and our families safe though.

It's okay to feel annoyed...for a little while...and then you need to do something different so that you can feel different. My mom used to tell me: If you keep doing what you're doing; you're going to keep getting what you're getting!  Attached are some papers with some ideas that might help you and your family.

Counseling Activity - Annoyed

I can be available to video chat with you from time-to-time if you would like.  Ask your parents to help you by e-mailing me. We can get something scheduled. 

Love you. Mean it.
Miss Snider, Counselor
dsnider@lsc.k12.in.us



April 20, 2020
Hello, Flyers ~

   You are so missed!  Staying-at-home for an even longer period of time is tough.  We all need to take a deep breath and rally back for this next lap in our journey together.  Attached are some fun coloring pages for EVERYONE in your family.  
     Grab your crayons, your colored pencils, & your family to do these activities together.  After each paper, talk to your family about the coping skill that you would like to try for the week ahead.  Remember to only choose one or two coping skills to focus on.  If you try too many all at once, you won't know which one works best for YOU!

Color by Coping Skill

Love you. Mean it.
Miss Snider, Counselor
dsnider@lsc.k12.in.us






April 13, 2020

Hello, Flyers ~
     Noodle is back and his "baditude" this week is about rules. He thinks rules; you guessed it, STINK!  You might think the same as you have school from home right now.  As your school counselor, I want to remind you that rules help us stay healthy and keep us safe. 
     A good rule for everyone is to have a stopping point each day.  When all of your work is done and it's nighttime, put your electronics away. Grab a good book. Make a healthy snack. All of your questions for your teachers & parents can wait until the next day. After all, grown ups have stopping points too!  
    After you listen to the story, grab your family & play a little game:
  • Give each player a slip and ask them to write/draw their answer to the same question.
  • Players crumple their slip & toss them.
  • Grab someone else's slip & read it.  
  • Do this for all four questions.
  •  Who feels the same as you? Who feels differently?
    Good luck, have fun, and get to bed!  Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.
That Rule Doesn't Apply to Me by Julia Cook https://youtu.be/lKWGErLmMPg

Snowball Toss Rules


Love you. Mean it.
Miss Snider, Counselor





4-6-20

Hello, Flyers ~
     Feeling sad? Me too!  It breaks my heart that we aren't returning to our school building. We may not be together there, but we are still learning together here.  I will tell you that it was very hard for me to hear the sad news about our school year.  In fact, I was a bit of a grouch!  I had a real attitude!!!
     This week's lesson is about our attitudes and how we can change them from "have to" to "get to!"  Baditude by Julia Cook (my favorite author) introduces us to a young boy nicknamed "Noodle."  Noodle thinks most everything STINKS!  His attitude is SO bad that he is told his is a "Baditude!" (now that's bad!) Listen to the story and find the attached worksheets for one activity. 
      As your school counselor, I would invite you to start a journal or a diary as an ongoing activity. Writing and/or drawing changes things.  Once we have our thoughts & feelings down on paper, we can see where we need more help.  Maybe that will come from your families, your friends, or your teachers.  Remember...always look for the helpers!

Love you. Mean it.
Miss Snider, Counselor

Baditude Video Link

Baditude Activity





March 30, 2020

Hello, Earhart Flyers ~

     I miss seeing you!  I hope that you are all healthy, happy, and feeling great!  School is going to look different for all of us for now. Instead of seeing you in your classrooms, you and I will be connecting with one another through the computer.  

     Our first activity together will be about Listening & Following Directions.  Strega Nona is one of my favorite stories! After you listen to the story, you can print (optional) Strega Nona & make her into a puppet (see attachment pg.3) to play with.  If you don't have a paper bag; use a paper plate, or a paper towel tube.  So, get your forks and plates and platters and bowls ready for some Strega Nona fun!

https://www.storylineonline.net/books/strega-nona/

Strega Nona Puppet Craft

Love you. Mean it.

Miss Snider, Counselor