Counselors' Corner
with Kumu Spear

Welcome 2022!!!

As we begin 2022, it is important that we encourage our children to start the New Year in a positive way.  The New Year historically is a time where we look to set goals for things we want to change.  Our children may be looking at the new year as an opportunity for renewal, a time to assess their life and consider how they might want to improve it. Goal setting is beneficial for children in many ways.  One way that never fails is by engaging them in play and fun activities that promote learning.  Here are some activities to help your child learn and to set and reach their goal. 

  1. Draw out goals.  Visualize goals & dreams.  Ask questions like, "Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" or "What do you think you will be doing in 5 years?  Write in a list, draw it out and put where it is visible and prominent.

  2. Saving money.  Ask what they want to buy or experience and en1.1courage them to save up to achieve what they are wanting.  Discuss how much needs to be saved, by when and how to save it.

  3. Keep a journal.  Write thoughts, feelings, dreams, achievements, ideas, and anything else they can think of.

  4. Create a vision board.  Find photos that represent each of their goals.  When they reach a goal, they can glue it to the board.  When they attain all their goals, display the collage with their successes.

All of these activities can be displayed in a prominent area of the house for everyone to see everyday.  This will boost self-confidence and help make your childʻs dreams turn into reality

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Gratitude
"Have an attitude of gratitude"

Click on each of the Bitmoji classrooms to access helpful links, videos, books and more to support gratitude.

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Anti-Bullying
"Be a Buddy not a Bully"

Click on each of the Bitmoji classrooms to access helpful links, videos, books and more to support Anti-bullying

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