Maysville Elementary Counseling Program
Your child will be seeing me for whole group lessons on SOARing and Character Education. Since it is my job to keep the students SAFE and SOARing, I’d like to share what I’ll be teaching your children this school year.
To keep students SOARing (S=stay safe, O=Outstanding Attitude, A-Always Respectful, R=Responsible) we will cover these character education topics. Please reinforce these at home as well.
August- Self Control & And review last year Safer Smarter Kids
September- Respect (Always) and Self Control
October- Responsibility & Self Control
November- Gratitude & Outstanding Attitude
December- Caring & Giving back
January - Cooperation
February- Self Control and Kindness
March - Kindness
April & May- Safer Smarter Kids
To keep them SAFE, the following safety strategies will be taught using the Safer Smarter Kids Program. SSK is a safety curriculum that teaches children about being safe. Buddy is the puppet’s name used to teach K-2, but 3-5 students may remember him from their younger years. Here is what we will be learning to be safe:
- Personal Space/Body Boundaries
- Respecting Yourself and Others
- Listening to your Guiding Voice
- Identifying Trusted adults, “Grown-Up Buddies”
- Stranger Safety
We will begin the year by going over the safety strategies that should have been learned during last school year so they’ll be ready for this year’s program.
If you have any questions about your child and what we will be covering this year in the counselor’s SOAR special, please don’t hesitate to contact me at 706-652-2241 or Lmaddox@jcss.us
Thank you for your investment in keeping your child SAFE and SOARing!
MES School Counselor