Classroom Guidance



    Classroom Guidance for 2021-2022

    Once a month, I go into each classroom to present a classroom guidance lesson.  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 "Superheroes".

    super Snoopy 
    We are going to focus on being kind to others and ourselves.
    parade       spirit

    Our Character focus for March/April will be Citizenship.
    All students should have access to my Google classroom, if they don't, please contact me and I will add them.
    Our Lessons...
    March 7-11 - We will talk about Kindness by using the example of Wonder Woman.  We will learn how to respond with kindness to certain situations by using I-Messages.  We will end the lesson by listening to the story We're All Wonders by R.J. Palacio
    March 21-25 - We will continue with the Wonder Woman lesson, only we will tackle the  concept of Trustworthiness.  We will talk about the importance of telling the truth and being honest.
    March 28-April 1 -   in all grades we will be looking at, and discussing, Cactus Friends and Flower Friends.  We will learn the difference between the two and how to know what kind of friend we are as well as what category our friends belong in.  We will also revisit I-messages (from the Wonder Woman lesson) to help our friends understand that they are being cactus friends.
    April 4-8 - in all grades we will look at our circle of control.  We will look at things that we can control and things that are out of our control.  We will watch a couple of videos to help us with that and then take home a worksheet where we can self-evaluate the things we need to work on.
    April 14 & 19-22 - there will be no lesson because of the book fair that is going on and 5th grade field day.
    The rest of the month will be catching up on lessons missed due to the other school activities going on. 
    I will try to get in a test prep lesson for grades 3-5 before the STAAR test.
    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)