Happy February, we hope Q3 is off to a good start for everyone!
Here are some articles that we thought teachers and parents might find useful and interesting!
From the New York Times Opinion Section:
Students Learn From People They Love
“Putting relationship quality at the center of education”
From the New York Times:
How to Help Tweens and Teens Manage Social Conflict
“Don’t add to the drama. Take it in stride and coach your kids as they work to resolve things on their own”
SUNY Old Westbury starting free literacy program for grades K-12
After School HW Help
Please encourage your students to stop by Guidance if they would like to work with a Homework Helper! The counselors will talk with the kids and link them up with a HW Helper.
College Awareness week will be the week of March 4th.
7th grade students will be completing Career Information Assessments the week of March 11th.
Stay tuned for more details on the activities and events in March!
Peer Tutoring Club Name Change
The Peer Tutoring Club is transitioning to a new name that more accurately describes what we do- the Homework Helpers Club! This name change will hopefully better express the role of student tutors as study buddies and helpers for homework. We hope that the name change will also remove the “stigma” for kids that have a negative association with needing the help of a tutor. Everything remains the same just a change on the name!
Please encourage your children to stop by the green cafeteria any day after school for assistance with HW or studying. Each day we have 7-10 kind and motivated students ready to help, so stop by!
Career and College Awareness in the Library
In the spirit of College Awareness Month and our continued effort to promote college and career readiness at Salk, Mrs. Anderson set up an awesome interactive display in the library for students to explore and learn about various careers and degrees! Please encourage your students to go to the library and check out the books and resources we have displayed and explore the College/Career Awareness page of our counseling department website.
Scholastic’s website is filled with articles, worksheets, activities, and guides for supporting your K-8 child’s education. We recently added the following Scholastic articles to the website:
On the 6th Grade Transition page:
The Guide to 6th Grade: Review general curricula for 6th grade, including what to expect for each subject. Plus, discover at-home activities to support learning in the classroom.
On the Study Skills page:
PARENT GUIDE TO MAKING MATH FUN: Mix up your child's math routine with fun games, math-tastic printables, and apps perfect for math time fun.
Our website raffle was a success; we had many students and parents check out our website and sign up for our Edmodo or Remind! Congratulations to our 3 winners- all 6th graders!
The 7th grade students are visiting the computer lab with their Guidance Counselor, Mrs. Hodge, this month to learn about and research careers related to their interests. The students are learning about the Holland Code and how our interests and personality types can lead us to a particular career. Students have been sharing stories of what careers they are interested in now compared to when they were young children. It's always fun to compare and see if our interests change over time or remain the same! Students are reminded that the career search is a process that takes place over many years and it is ok to be uncertain now of what they will be doing beyond college. Exploring our interests through interest inventories, career searches, joining clubs, and choosing different courses and electives in high school will all help to narrow down which career path we take. The students are exploring careers using the Career Zone website and the My Next Move website. Click the buttons below to do your own career research!
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