Showing posts from December, 2016

Activities YOUR family can do over the holidays!

Looking for some fun activities for the holiday season? Look no further! Here are 10 different family fun activities you can try with your family!

1.Go on a Nature Walk! Bundle up for the cold weather and go on a nice walk together. Jeju is full of Olle trails to check out!

2. Have a Family Game Night!Nothing brings the family together like fun games! Work on a puzzle together. Play Jenga. Play hide-and-seek. Try your hand at some card games. There are tons of options you can try!

3. Bake some holiday treats!What holiday treats do you like? Teach your child how to create some of your favorite festive sweets and share them over some hot chocolate.

4.Have a Holiday Movie night!Grab a cozy blanket and snuggle up on the couch for some favorite holiday movies! One of my favorites is "How the Grinch Stole Christmas". What is your favorite holiday flick?

5. Read together! Pick up some of your favorite books and read some stories together. Take turns reading with your child to get t…

December Guidance Lessons for Elementary

It has been an awesome month here at KISJ! While December is a short month for students, we have been packed with special events and activities at the elementary school. Check out some of the things our students have been learning in Guidance Class with me!

PK- In PK, we have been learning about how we can be a good friend this semester. We read the book "Yeti and the Bird" by Nadia Shireen. The book focuses on how we can be a friend to everyone and to not judge them by how they look. After the story, we played a game called "Yeti, Yeti, Where is your Bird?" Students took turns being the Yeti and had to guess which student was holding the bird. It was a fun way to practice turn-taking and patience!

Kinder- In Kindergarten this month, we have been learning more about using I-messages and effective ways to express ourselves. We used Snowmen to practice writing our own I-messages! Try it with your child!

I feel _____________________ when __________________________. Plea…

What does an Elementary Counselor Do?

Hello! My name is Sara Roberts and I am the PK-2nd grade Counselor for KISJ. This is my fourth year as a counselor and my first year at KISJ. I look forward to working with all of the wonderful students, families, and teachers here!

Many times people ask me, "What does an Elementary Counselor do?". In order to help answer some of these questions, I want to share some of the main parts of my job as an Elementary School Counselor.

Individual- One special part of my job as a counselor, is that I get to work with students individually. When I work with students individually, I am able to get to know the student more and understand their needs better. There are many things that we may talk about in my room. Sometimes we use art, games, or toys to talk about different things and express ourselves. Small Group- Throughout the year, I also work with small groups of students. If there is a specific need within a grade-level, I work with the teachers to choose students to work with me …