Thursday, April 27, 2017

Another Year Come and Gone

  It is hard to believe that this year is almost over already.  We have nearly reached the end.  For my last guidance lesson with the student, I will focus on transitioning to middle school for the 5th grade class and transitioning to high school for the 8th grade.  These transitions are monumental steps in their lives and need to be taken seriously.  I hope the best for our students who will not be returning to our school next year; we will miss you all and know that you will do great things in your future!  Any parents that would like help with this, check out these websites:

http://www.greatschools.org/gk/articles/smoothing-your-childs-transition-to-middle-school/

https://www.usnews.com/education/blogs/high-school-notes/2013/08/05/3-tips-to-help-your-teen-transition-to-high-school

  For the other students, I will focus on different social skills that are essential to doing well at school and in their personal lives (e.g., self-esteem, values, fairness, reaching for goals, etc.).  The students all change so much over the summer from one year to the next, but my hope is that they take these last lessons and run with them.

  I hope everyone had a wonderful year full of growth and fun!  I know that I have learned so much in the two years that I have been at Young Scholars.  I cannot wait until next year to see what is in store, but until then enjoy the last month of school and your summer break!  Get some much needed sun and relaxation!

Saturday, April 1, 2017

April Showers Bring May Flowers

  Due to the PSSAs and Spring Break taking up most of April, I will not be doing guidance lessons for any of the grades.  However, I will be working on the middle schoolers Career Fair Project that will be taking place at the end of May.  Each middle schooler will research a career that they are interested in and create a poster board and presentation to give with the other middle schoolers and some professionals in our community.  It is important for those students to begin to understand how the interests and skills that they have can match the skills and interests need for particular careers.  This will in turn help them decide what types of classes or activities that they want to be involved in in high school and their future.

  If any parents would be interested in helping out at the middle school career or being a presenter there, please let me know.  The future is in the hands of our students, so we need to ensure that they are as prepared as possible in order to make our world a better place.

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