We will have counseling classes where we will emphasize great character and what this looks like in each of us. The Six Pillars of Character Education we will focus on are:
Small Group Counseling
Students are invited to participate in small group counseling sessions. Children who share a common concern meet together with the counselor to talk and to share activities. If your child will benefit from these groups, please contact me. At times during the year your child may come home with a letter requesting participation in a group. The following groups may be available during our school year:
Each month we will send home a copy of the "Home and School Connection". This newsletter has valuable information to support our children at school as well as at home.
Home & School Connection newsletter this month:http://goo.gl/EPPTKg
Backpack Buddy Program
We at Taft Elementary value the whole child and their needs. We are very fortunate to provide the Backpack Buddy Program to our students.
Please call Mrs. Bell or Mrs. Voight for questions and/or referral information at 962-2262.
Jude Bell, Certified Therapy Dog
Jude Bell and I are a Certified Therapy Team. Jude will be visiting my classroom periodically to assist with classes as well as individual and group sessions.
Research also shows that therapy dogs are beneficial to students who have a difficult time with reading fluency and reading comprehension. Jude will be available for students that need extra encouragement and confidence to become a great reader.