Online Enrichment Resources now available!
Teaching and learning are secondary to our students’ physical and emotional well-being right now. As we implement processes to protect the safety of our students, staff, and families, we are also developing an At-Home Learning Plan that adheres to the CDC’s protocols of social distancing.
Counseling Assistance During the District Shutdown
Request to talk to the counselor
Please submit this form if you (the parent) or your child needs to speak to Mrs. Hay- at the end of the form it will ask for your email so I can set up a zoom meeting.
If you would rather talk via phone, send me an email with your phone number; or if feel more comfortable communicating through email- that's an option too. My email address is Megan.Hay@gpisd.org.
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!