First Grade Virtual Assignments

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Mrs. Hastings' First Grade School Counseling
Virtual Classroom

Hi WBES first graders! Welcome to my virtual classroom! I am so excited to get to know you all this year. I am a school counselor, just like Mrs. Davidson that you had for guidance last school year. A school counselor is someone who helps you when you have a strong feeling or need help working out a problem. We all need a little bit of help sometimes! You can talk to me by email, phone, or set up a zoom meeting with me. We are going to have a great year and I can't wait to hear from you! ­čôžEmail: ­čô×Phone: (828) 232-4282 or (828) 407-1712 -- Monday-Friday from 8am-3pm ­čĺ╗Schedule a time to Zoom with me: -- I will set up the zoom meeting and send you a link in your school email
I hope to hear from you
soon and look forward to seeing you all when we return to school!

My introduction video!

Noticing What is Around You to Calm Down
Hi everyone! My "assistant," my daughter Addy, helped me with this video! We would like you to REALLY notice and appreciate the things around you in order to calm down. This is a great activity for when you feel overwhelmed or anxious and want to feel calm and focused. Check out our video for instructions (sorry it cut us off at the end!) and then check out the 5,4,3,2,1 visual to help you as you notice the things around you.
5,4,3,2,1 Video
5,4,3,2,1 Visual

Learning About Empathy
Having empathy means trying to understand how someone else feels. When we understand someone else's point of view, it helps us to treat them kindly and with respect. Please watch the video I made below and let me know what YOU would do if you were the kid in the story!
Hey, Little Ant Video

Handling Stress
Please watch the video I made below about some ideas to help with STRESS, a strong feeling we all feel sometimes. I would like you to think about what helps you feel calmer when you are stressed. I can't wait to hear about your ideas!
Stress Video

Being a Bucket Filler
We have talked about treating people with kindness and compassion and "filling a bucket" - doing/saying things that don't cost any money or take much time. During this time of change where everything seems a little strange, I would like you to focus on doing (or saying) 3 things to fill someone's bucket. You can find some ideas here or think of your own ideas! Some examples someone a compliment, helping your brother or sister with something, doing a chore without being asked, having patience, holding the door for someone...the list goes on and on! I can't wait to hear what you came up with once we are back in school :)

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