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    5-5-2020

    Dear Families,

    I would like to share a free resource right now, video lessons taught by experienced counselors and teachers using the Second Step curriculum that we have taught in previous years at Atlas Elementary. Click on the link below to access Second Step videos for kindergarten-5th graders. Students can watch on their own, but these short videos are also great to watch with your child. The topics cover:

    • Identifying Feelings
    • Strong Feelings
    • Calming Down Anger
    • Managing Anger
    • Emotion Management
    • Handling Making Mistakes
    • etc.

    Kindergarten Lessons: https://www.secondstep.org/covid19support/kindergarten-lessons

    First Grade Lessons: https://www.secondstep.org/covid19support/grade-1-lessons

    Second Grade Lessons: https://www.secondstep.org/covid19support/grade-2-lessons

    Third Grade Lessons: https://www.secondstep.org/covid19support/grade-3-lessons

    Fourth Grade Lessons: https://www.secondstep.org/covid19support/grade-4-lessons

    Fifth Grade Lessons: https://www.secondstep.org/covid19support/grade-5-lessons

    Captain Compassion (1st-5th)- Games, comics and activities kids can do by themselves or with their families: https://www.cfchildren.org/resources/bullying-prevention-information/

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    3-27-2020

    Dear Families,

    I hope that you are all taking care during this challenging time. Change is not easy and the situation we are in is new for everyone. Be gentle with yourselves as you navigate each day. We are all adjusting to the practice of social distancing and this may bring a variety of emotions for us and our kids. Recognize the fear, anxiety or anger as appropriate emotions to the situation we are in and talk about healthy ways we can cope. Stay healthy by taking care of your physical and emotional needs and those of your children. Getting good sleep, eating regular meals, connecting with your support network, getting outside every day, and developing a routine with your children are ideas to help you through this time. 

    I would like to maintain connection with you and your students through Google Classroom. I’ll be including social-emotional content as optional and fun activities that enhance their learning experience at home. Please use the following codes to join!

    K-2 Code: nbktpoc

    3-5 Code: 7wl5xfd

    In case you have questions or concerns about your child or if your child would like to talk to me, please call me through my school extension, which is being transferred to me at home: 208-762-0626 x20016.
    I am available during normal school hours.


    We have seen people do amazing things to help others during this time. Reach out for help if you might need it. Your school family is still here and will help in any way possible! And remember, these challenging times present us with opportunities to grow. 

    Thank you and be well!

    Counselor Heather  

     

    Social-emotional, educational and mental health resources that you can access at home: 

    Social skills lessons for parents

    Free lessons and activities

    Free online activities and events from Common Sense Media

     

    Counselor Heather's Google Classroom:

    Please help your students join my Google Classroom for either K-2 or 3-5 and look for weekly lessons, activities and resources. As we begin to offer additional resources online, I would like to continue to be a resource for you and your students from home. Here are my Google Classroom codes:

    K-2 Code: nbktpoc

    3-5 Code: 7wl5xfd

     

Counselor Heather

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    Email is the best way to reach me. 
     
    (208) 762-0626 x20016
    Please leave me a voicemail and I will return the call as soon as possible.
     
     
     
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