Listening - When the crisis team spoke with Pam Kemp about how to best prepare our students for an emergency or crisis. She said, "teach them to listen." Listening is a critical skill that will be a great benefit to our students (and us) when we choose to teach it directly.
Here are a few videos about listening. The first is a Sesame Street video for the kids, the rest are not necessarily for the students.
How do you listen? Did you know that you can listen with your whole body? Ears hear what you have to say, eyes watch what you do, and mouths can be closed an...
This is a great activity to do with the kids to reinforce the need to quiet your body in order to listen. I did some of this with 2nd grade in counseling time and we discussed the 7 Habits needed to be successful with this activity.
In our louder and louder world, says sound expert Julian Treasure, "We are losing our listening." In this short, fascinating talk, Treasure shares five ways to re-tune your ears for conscious listening.
This is a packet of several logic puzzles and following directions activities for kids. This is a good challenge for the kids.
September 11-15 - Counseling Schedule. Some other activities for the week include: Assigning 3rd grade jobs, New student groups, Watch DOGS Preparation for next week, and Marathon Club Tracking.