Counseling Services Overview
Hello Bronco Families,
Our school year is beginning a little unique this year with online learning; however, I am still ready and available to connect with you and your child. I am available via phone, email or making an appointment (through the google form below) for a zoom call. It is my absolute pleasure to serve you and your students this year! Please feel free to contact me throughout the year should you need any assistance. I look forward to a great 2020-2021 school year!
Vision: My vision for Florence Hill is to teach students the skills and tools they can use to help them be more successful in their academics and behaviors. We must have Maslow’s before Bloom’s. Our students need to have their physical, social and emotional needs met before we can teach them any new learning.
Mission: My mission at Florence Hill is to collaboratively work with teachers, students, parents and our community to help Broncos be successful academically, socially, and emotionally. We also believe in “cradle to career” and believe it’s our job in elementary to begin the conversation about possible colleges and careers.
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Lessons for Students
Checking in with Mrs. Hay
If you would like to check in with Mrs. Hay while you are at home, you can by submitting this google form.
Are you feeling worried? Anxious? Scared? It is completely normal to feel those emotions but I am here to help you work through them... Read Julia Cook's book, "Wilma Jean the Worry Machine" and find out that the character in the book (Wilma Jean) discovers worries she can CONTROL and those she CAN'T control.
After hearing the story- there are two examples of "Circles of Control" which explain different things that are in our control and those that are out of our control. I encourage you to complete your own circle of control as it relates to your life.
There are also some different coping skills to use when you are feeling worried or scared.
Lastly, I would love for you to list at least three worries (that are out of your control) on the balloons and "let them go." Sometimes we have to let go of the things that are out of our control, as hard as it can be.
Check out the book, "I am Peace" that discuss mindfulness. There is also a great breathing activity, a chart of 30 activities to practice your social emotional health, mindfulness choice board and coloring pages.
Let's talk about GRATITUDE! Other synonyms (words that mean the same as) for gratitude are thankful and appreciation. I want you to check out the book, "My Gratitude Jar."
After reading the story, I encourage you to write down ONE thing you are grateful for each day. I know this is a tough time for all of us- being stuck at home, can't go to school, can't go to the park, can't go out to eat BUT there are ALOT of things that we CAN do during this time... maybe you are grateful for more time with your family or maybe you are thankful for more time to spend outside.
You can use these printable labels (or create your own out of scrap paper) to write down the one thing you are thankful for each day. You can put your paper in a real jar or a paper jar.
If we take the time to think about all we are grateful for, it makes us feel happier. Also, on hard days when we feel like there is nothing to be thankful for- you can pull out your gratitude jar and reread things from the past that you've written.
Lastly, there is a 30 day gratitude challenge that you are welcome to try and complete.
I am thankful to be a BRONCO!