Northwest School Counseling Corner 2017-2018 School Year

Mary McKee - Guidance Counselor

Contact me: mmckee@mansd.org

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Sensory, sensory and more sensory this year

New Go Zen Program Coming to Northwest!

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Children at Northwest will have available more sensory 'tools' this upcoming year than every before!

sit n move cushions putty

bean bags pencil grips

chairs bands cube chairs

water bottles stress balls

flexible chairs

And much much more!

_______________________________________________I Messages_

Please, please remember to practice "I messages" with your child when dealing with any type of conflicts!

I feel........ feeling

When.......... undesirable behavior

Because........why you don't want that behavior

And I want.....what you want

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Peer Tutor Program

Last year, we had over 54 fifth grade students who gave up their recess to 'tutor' a kindergarten child!! The program started in October and ran through June. Can you imagine the committment that is required from these students? And they LOVE doing it! Relationships flourish, self-esteem grows, knowledge abounds and everyone gains!! Ask your 5th grader if he or she is planning to be a tutor this year!