Classroom Guidance



    Classroom Guidance for 2023-2024

    Twice a week, I go into the library and present a  guidance lesson.  Each student will get two guidance lessons per month.  This page will let you know what lesson I will be teaching for that month.  If you have any questions, or do not want your child to participate, please email me at

    My theme for this year is "Counselor's Cafe".

    me as a chef 
       Counselors Cafe BB 
    This year we will have fun "cooking" up The Bearcat Way character traits and social skills.  With each lesson the "menu" will change and we will use a recipe format to learn each topic.
    parade       spirit

    Our Character focus for August will be Meet the Counselor and Respect.
    All students should have access to my Google classroom, if they don't, please contact me and I will add them.
    Our Lessons...
    August 15, 17, 22, & 24 - We will be learning about me and my job.  Our menu item is "Let's Taco 'Bout the chef's job" (otherwise known as...what does the counselor do?).  We will discuss all of the things I do and things they can talk to me about.  We will then make an information taco for them to keep.
    lets taco bout it
    August 29, 31 & Sept. 5, and 7 - We will learn about respect and treating people the way we would like to be treated, even if no one is watching us.  Our menu item is "Respectful Chicken" and we will have fun learning to treat others with kindness and compassion.  We will compare and contrast two chickens (puppets), read the book The Band-Aid Chicken by Becky Rangel Henton, and finish with the chicken dance.
            Band Aid Chicken
    Feel free to call me if you have any questions.
    These are the videos made during our time doing virtual school.
    I have made some videos on different topics.  Here are the links for you to watch. 
    I Care Cat rules in the News (April 27-May1, 2020).  Remember to treat each other with respect and kindness.
    My lesson on feelings (April 20-24, 2020).  Remember, all feelings are okay!
    This is a link to the read aloud book The Color Monster by Anna LLenas that I referenced in the feelings video.  I hope you enjoy it.
    My lesson on Mindfulness (April 13-17, 2020).  Don't forget to take care of yourself!
    Here is a short lesson on perseverence (April 2020's character theme).  Remember, never give up!
    Here is a video explaining the new sheets that will be added to the take home packets and to the Google Classroom pages.  I hope you enjoy them. (2020)
    Here is a silly joke.
    Here is a video where I am just checking in and saying hello! (2020)