I will be offering the following small lunch groups this year:
Angry Birds: This group will explore strategies to deal with angry feelings in a positive, healthy way. Students will explore the triggers of their anger, recognize body cues, & learn coping skills for anger management.
Changing Families: This group will focus on supporting students with changing family dynamics - divorce, adoption, new siblings, deployment, &/or incarceration.
Circle of Friends (TOOLBOX - replaces Friendship Group): This group will focus on social skills - inclusive thinking, empathy, positive peer interactions, listening, problem-solving, kindness, & making/keeping friends.
Confident Kids: This group will focus on building resiliency & self-esteem. Students will learn about self-image, growth mindset, coping skills, & positive affirmations.
Grief: This group will focus on supporting students who have experienced the loss of a family member, friend, or pet.
Middle School Savvy: This group is for 5th grade students only. Students will focus on middle school transition activities - mastering combination locks, reviewing daily schedules, organization, study skills, working with planners, & discussion with a guest speaker (middle school teacher/counselor).
School Success: This group will focus on strengthening social & study skills needed for success at school. Students will learn about following directions, listening, organizational skills, positive attitudes, & problem-solving.
Stress Stompers: This group will explore strategies to deal with worries, anxiety, & stress in a positive, healthy way. Students will explore the triggers of their stress, body signals, positive attitudes, goal-setting, & coping skills.
Please contact me if you are interested in having your student(s) participate in any of these groups, or if you have any questions! Students will not be able to join groups without a permission slip. Thank you!