Fall Counselor Happenings
Red Ribbon Week is in full swing here at Rock Spring. We are actively working on helping students understand the dangers of smoking, doing drugs, and alcohol. We weave in fun activities like pajama day and book character day to help students remember the important message of what Red Ribbon Week stands for. This is our fifth year of receiving donations from a grandparent of one of our students that allows us to give out pencils, ribbons, and stickers to each student here at RSE. We are grateful that she cares so much about our students.
This week we will also be hosting our Annual Career and Truck Day. Many parents and community members have graciously volunteered their time to come help our students learn about the world of work around them. A fifth grade class is even hosting a career fair for our students to come and join them to learn about careers they have researched. It is an exciting day for all of our students to learn about careers and begin thinking about their future.
We always encourage our parents to contact us with any questions, comments or concerns. We also send out a bimonthly newsletter about important topics such as growth mindset, attendance, and digital citizenship. If you would like to receive these newsletters, please click here to email us and let us know. Past newsletters can be found under the tab to your left.
We are so excited to begin what is sure to be our best year ever! We have already been introducing ourselves to students, and helping those that need a little extra support adjusting to being back at school. Within the next few weeks, we will begin guidance lessons with whole classrooms that will focus on topics like respect, listening, and following directions. We will also begin small groups during lunch times that will help students tackle topics like divorce, academic skills, and friendship.
We are always here if you need anything. Ms. Gutierrez rotates her time between 2 schools, but she typically handles 1st and 4th graders. Mrs. Guy is at Rock Spring full time, and handles K, 2, 3, and 5. Either one of us will help you and your student in any way we can.
2016 - 2017We are working hard pursuing our shift toward Personalized Learning. This is an exciting time as we begin to allow our student more voice and choice in their learning. They will be able to have a say in how they are learning because we all know that that not all students learn the exact same way. Students will be able to employ a variety of methods to learn including increased technology, choice boards, and playlists. You may have already heard your student talking about some of these things as we are already using them in a few classrooms.The Counseling Department will be helping in this transition by helping to develop Learner Profiles, helping to develop school-wide procedures, and working with students in changing their way of thinking to a growth mindset. If you are interested in learning more about how you can help develop a Growth Mindset in your child in home, this is an excellent article: http://imaginationsoup.net/2014/09/17/help-child-unmotivated-growth-fixed-mindset/