Ms. Kopley’s Counselor Corner News & Info


Ms. Kopley’s Counselor Corner-

This newsletter contains information that may be of interest to Hollymead families.
It covers topics that are covered in class lessons, projects, & happenings in the community.

Megan Kopley, School Counselor
mkopley@k12albemarle.org


In the Classroom

Grades K-1: We started the year learning the 5 rules of being a good listener.  Ask your child to share them with you! Currently, we are working on recognizing strong feelings and ways that we can calm our bodies and minds down so our brains can make good choices.  Ask your student to teach you about rainbow breath, starfish breath, shark breath or watch this video with them https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mZbzDOpylA to learn how to belly breath.

Grades 2-4: I have done an introduction and get to know you lesson.  We will begin formal lessons in the second quarter.

Grades 3-5: We are having a positive ride on The Energy Bus!  Our focus this quarter is on The Energy Bus For Kids by Jon Grodon.  Each week, we are dissecting one of the 5 rules to help stay positive and have a growth mindset.  At the end of each day students were challenged to ask you to share a highlight and success of the day and for them to share one with you.  This week we are recording skits for Rule #3: No Bullies Allowed!


Food for Kids Program

The program helps families who might need a little extra food for their child.  Each Friday, students will confidentially be given a bag with food that could be used for breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday and Sunday.  If your family is interested in receiving the weekend food bag please contact Megan Kopley at 434-973-8301.


Managing Anxiety

A Free Parent Resource Center Workshop Fall Series -Sign up now! Classes will meet once per week – Mondays, Oct.23 –Nov. 27 PREP Parent Resource Center Workshop A therapeutic class aimed at helping students in grades 3-5 who struggle with managing anxiety in various situations. This class is appropriate for students who receive all academic instruction in the general education setting with minimal support. Students will benefit most if they have significant anxiety that is difficult for them to deal with on a daily basis. Free Registration and dinner: please contact Deborah at 434-975-9400 or danama@k12albemarle.org
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