Can We Be Friends?
The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister
Kindergartners will be working with their counselor this month on the skill of showing kindness by sharing and accepting others even if they are different. Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister is the perfect book to help with this theme.
The Meanest Thing To Say
The Meanest Thing to Say by Bill Cosby
Little Bill, Best of Volume 1 on iTunes
First Graders continue to work with Counselors this month on Friendship Skills. Last month students learned how to not judge someone before you get to know them; learning to give others a chance. This month is focusing on how to handle the trickier situations in a friendship: when we disagree, argue, and/or hurt each other's feelings.
Counselors are using Bill Cosby's, The Meanest Thing to Say, story and video to help students understand more about friendship and that our words can really hurt each other. Sometimes friends tease each other, thinking that it is funny and that it is fun but often someone is not having fun and actually feelings are being hurt. Does that mean we cannot be friends anymore? Little Bill, with the help of his Dad, shows students that there are other ways to handle the situation that still allow us to be friends.
Random Acts of Kindness
Those Shoes by Maribeth Boelts
The perfect story for the holiday season! What do you do when you really want something but maybe you don't quite need it? What do you do when you meet someone who really needs something but doesn't have a way to get it?
Counselors will be sharing the book Those Shoes by Maribeth Boelts and discussing with students the feelings of wanting something versus needing something. Students will also be looking at how we can do little things for others to show kindness.