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Unity Day
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Unity Day is on Wednesday, October 19th. Unity Day is observed during National Bullying Prevention Month and has been recognized in the United States since 2011. To participate in Unity Day, individuals, schools, communities, and businesses wear orange to unite for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion to prevent bullying. We encourage everyone at Old Bonhomme to wear orange on October 19.  In our CARE Time counseling lessons this week, students decorated squares with things important to them.  Each staff member will also have the opportunity to create a square.  The squares will ..read more
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Be Curious Not Judgemental
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4M ago
In our K-3 school counseling lesson this week we practiced asking questions and listening to help us learn about others. You can help your child by encouraging conversations inside and outside of your home.  Practicing helps us improve our communication skills. The more we get to know others the more we realize how much we have in common. .   ..read more
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This week school counselors were in classrooms exploring the topic of building self-awareness with our K-3 students. They practiced noticing what they were feeling in their bodies, identifying what their body was trying to tell them and what they could do to take care of themselves and others when they have a strong emotion.   We are doing a series of lessons on Executive Function with our 4th grade students. This week we focused on impulse inhibition, we will cover working memory and mental flexibility in future lessons. You can also follow us on Instagram @obschoolcounseling to find pi ..read more
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5M ago
  This week school counselors are in the classroom introducing themselves and letting the students know how they can help them.  Visit our curriculum tab for more information. You can also follow us on Instagram @obschoolcounseling.  ..read more
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Talking to Children About Violence
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8M ago
  Information from National Association of School Psychologists Reassure children that they are safe. Emphasize that schools are very safe. Validate their feelings. Explain that all feelings are okay when a tragedy occurs. Let children talk about their feelings, help put them into perspective, and assist them in expressing these feelings appropriately. Make time to talk. Let their questions be your guide as to how much information to provide. Be patient; children and youth do not always talk about their feelings readily. Watch for clues that they may want to talk, such as hover ..read more
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Calming Strategies
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9M ago
Here is a list of calming strategies put together by Maggie Travers, our District Elementary Education Support Counselor.  Please take some time to explore the many helpful videos, websites, and activities she's compiled and see which ones might work for your kids, yourself, or your whole family. Thanks for sharing Ms. Travers! Belly Breathing Thought Bubbles Rainbow Relaxation Ocean Waves Touch Piano Aquarium Sounds Kaleidoscope (pictured above) Coloring Pages Virtual Sand Tray Doodle to Sound Virtual Puzzles Feelings Wheel DIY Calm Down Jar ..read more
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OB Construction Site Careers
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10M ago
  Students had a lesson on construction careers. Click here to watch a video about Old Bonhomme's construction project. We will be hosting a Career on Wheels event Tuesday, April 19th to meet the people and vehicles behind our construction project.  ..read more
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Ladue Elementary School College T-Shirt Day
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 Please don’t feel like you have to buy your child a college t-shirt.  They can wear college colors and/or get creative. One year we had a kindergarten student use an old t-shirt and make their own college shirt! Several years ago parents generated a list of tips to help prepare our children for college. The Tips from Parents touches on topics of money, college conversations, opportunities, activities, and saving for college.  The conversations and time we devote to college preparation now can make the process less stressful later ..read more
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