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Elementary Counselor Newsletter

February

Each week grade levels pre-K-6 meet with the counselor in the guidance classroom for 30 minute. We will cover a variety of topics which I have listed below. If you have any questions about the topic please contact me.     September – Counselors Roles / Respect  /  Manners  /  Friendships  /  Self-Esteem October – Responsibility  /  Safety  /  Awareness /  Red Ribbon Week November – Honesty  /  Gratefulness  /  Gratitude  /  Relationships . . .

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Third Grade News

Third grade students have worked diligently throughout all subject areas to start the new year. This is extremely gratifying, as a teacher, because this can be a time of year when students become more relaxed and lose focus on our monthly/yearly goals. Our current class goal is to finish the year with at least 80% of students performing at or above grade level on their STAR Reading/Math scores.  At this point, we have surpassed our class goal in math, and are closing in on that goal in reading. High expectations and peer tutoring have greatly assisted us in the success of reaching these goals. Individual goals vary; from . . .

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FBLA Week 2018

We kicked off the week by having Green City Mayor Charity Taylor sign a proclamation to designate Feb 5-9 FBLA Week. On Tuesday of this week, 19 members attended District Leadership Conference in Kirksville. We came home with many medals. Rowdy Jackson qualified to move on to state competition by placing 2nd  in Accounting I. Other activities the members participated in this week were members were treated to ice cream sundaes, dress professional day, and members participated in an online scavenger hunt. Also each day a trivia question winner was drawn. Listed below are the winners from district contest.  Intro to . . .

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Kindergarten Games

Since it has been too cold to play outside, Kindergarten has invested some time in learning how to play a few board and card games. So far we have learned to play Go Fish, Candy Land, Memory, Hands Down, Slap Jack, Guess Who, and I Spy Eagle Eye. While these games may seem like just fun, they are actually a great opportunity for students to gain experience with life and social skills, such as friendly competition, good sportsmanship, turn-taking, hand-eye coordination, and many others. It also is an opportunity to practice some academic skills, such as visual perception, number recognition, color recognition, and counting, just to . . .

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Jr. High and High School Scholar Bowl

    Wow!  I can't believe it is February!  The school year is going so quickly.   Jr. High and High School Scholar Bowl teams have started practicing for their 2018 season.  I have a great group of students that have committed to early morning practice and work hard to study different topics to be a well rounded team.  I have four members of the Jr. High team this year, three returning players and one new player.  The 2018 team members are Gracey Gordon, Tanner Tipton, Ashton Lee, and Allysen Jones.  These ladies are working hard to prepare for meets . . .

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