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Counseling
Instructor: Mrs. Leslie Henry   
Department Announcements
Look What Careers We Would Like
Current Classroom Counseling Lessons
Current Lesson: We are learning that we all have problems daily. Some are elephant sized and some are mouse sized. Elephant problems require adult help and mouse sized problems do not. We learned about the STOP, THINK, DO method to solving smaller problems. Ask your child how this method works. We used a stop light to help us remember.



Previous Career Lesson: We explored Career Paths. We will look at what your child likes and their talents to explore careers that they might enjoy in the future.
Please ask your student about the career paths and what job they would like to perform when they are grown.


Things to discuss with your child: We are learning that there are good touches and bad touches. Good touches make us feel happy and bad touches make us feel sad, upset or confused. If someone touches in a bad way, we do the following:
1. Say no in a loud voice
2. Get away to a safe place
3. Tell someone you trust
Please ask your child to tell you what he / she would do if someone gave them a bad touch. This is a good time to have a discussion with them about keeping their body safe.
For personal safety, I will say, "Where your swimsuit covers are your private areas."
Children need to be reassured that it is always ok to tell if someone touches them inappropriately regardless where they are.

We even got help from our stuffed friends:




All About Me
My name is Leslie Henry. I live in Monett with my husband, John and two great kids, Haley and Connor.
I received my Early Childhood Education degree from Missouri Southern State University, a Masters Degree in Education from Southwest Baptist University and my Masters in School Counseling degree from Evangel University. I was a classroom teacher for 11 years before serving as a School Counselor. This is my 20th year in education. I love working with children and helping them grow and learn.
We are going to have a great year together!




My Role at MES
The Elementary School Counselorís role is three-fold: Counselor, Coordinator, and Consultant. The School Counselor fills a need in the elementary studentís life with help of a preventive nature.

What does the School Counselor do?
*Works with students, parents, teachers, administrators, and community agencies
*Works with entire classrooms, small groups, and individuals to encourage better student
relationships
*Helps identify needs of children
*Promotes positive attitudes and choices and assists students in character development
*Talks with parents about their childís progress in school, abilities and limitations, growth and development, adjustment to school, and school behavior

How does a student get to see the Counselor?
*Students may refer themselves.
*Parents may refer their child.
*Teachers and Administrators may refer students.
*Counseling is a voluntary and confidential service.

NO CHILD IS REQUIRED TO TALK INDIVIDUALLY WITH THE COUNSELOR.



If someone is in trouble...
If you see abuse or fear for someones safety, the following are numbers that might help the situation:
National Suicide Hotline 1-800-273-TALK
School Violence Hotline
1-866-748-7047
MO Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-392-3738


Student of the Week
We love holding Student of the Week recognition. Several children are selected each week for their outstanding character traits. The following character traits will be the focus in choosing the students:
1st quarter - Polite and Respectful
2nd quarter - Responsible
3rd quarter - Hard Worker (Perseverance)
4th quarter - Stay Safe
The children selected will be recognized in the morning assembly, have their photo placed in the Monett Times and on Monett Elementary Facebook page, as well as receiving a special certificate and reward.
It is a great deal of fun to reward the children for being a positive influence in our school. :)

Watch for the photos in the newspaper and on Facebook. They are also on this site as well at the bottom of this page!


Department Contacts
+ Henry, Leslie
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Department Files
 Lesson Overview
This is a letter to parents about what topics your child can expect to hear discussed in the counseling visits this year.
 Student of the Week- 2nd Quarter
Students were selected for Student of the Week for "Acting responsible."
 Student of the Week- 3rd Quarter
These students were honored for "Working hard."
 Student of the Week- 4th Quarter
These students were selected for "Staying Safe" at MES.
 Students of the Week- 1st Quarter
These student were selected to be Students of the Week for being "polite and respectful" at school.

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