As you may now know, I am in rotations for Specials with Kindergarten and First Grade Monday thru Thursday for Character Time. I will have the oppurtunity to see the students for 30 minutes in rotation each week. It's going to be GREAT!
Week 11 Germs! Germs! Germs!
A fun activity to help the students understand a simple way germs spread began our classes when I greeted them at the door with high fives (with glitter on my hands). Many looked at their hands and realized the glitter came from me. Such an easy discussion followed and the experience became even more real when the only way to get the glitter off was to wash our hands with soap and water! A video was enjoyed as we learned even more....
Week 10 Red Ribbon Week
With our Primary students, my goal for Red Ribbon Week was to help the students understand the difference between Medicine and "Drugs" We had a video that went along with our lesson. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyN24KJUQzU&list=RD9Ih4tBBiPTc&index=3
Week 7 - 9 started a new unit on Manners.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1WJnbJDTS0 This video is a simple yet powerful example of using our manners.
It is enjoyable to watch the students put into practice that which they are learning.
Week 6 we moved into a Growth Mindset and the similarities with the power of YET!
The video enjoyed was titled "Soar" https://vimeo.com/148198462
Week 5 continues "The Power of YET!"
Pip the Puppy Video was really enjoyed by the students. They were able to relate to the puppy being small but still helping and making a difference when he didn't give up!
Week 4 we began our series, "The Power of YET!"
The students had fun with a video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLeUvZvuvAs
we then discussed and related "The power of YET" in their lives. We are learning that we don't give up and quit, but we try again and change our brain to hear ourselves say, "I don't know how to do this, YET!"
Week 3 our lesson was, "What is a friend?"
We reviewed qualities of a good friend. The class held their hand up as if it were a mirror and used the concept of looking in the mirror to see what we saw. Did we see a person that was friendly, helpful and kind?
Did we see someone who was mean, grumpy, and selfish?
Week 2 our lesson was, "Stop that's not cool!"
KCP Counselor P.Vaughan
Phone: 830-780-2321 (ext 663)
Degrees and Certifications:
2007 Texas A&M Kingsville Masters in School Guidance and Counseling 1988 Texas A&M Bachelors in Secondary Physical Education with a minor in Health. Teacher Certification in; Secondary 6-12 Physical Ed. and Health Ed. All Level K-12 Special Education All Level 1-8 Self Contained Education School Guidance and Counseling