Welcome to the CAC Elementary School Counseling Website! Your elementary school counseling team includes Dana Purpura and Carey Harris. We hope this site gives you a clearer understanding of the role of a school counselor and helpful information about our counseling program.
Cairo American College Elementary School Counselor
The CAC Elementary Counselor work in partnership with students, parents, and staff to provide a comprehensive counseling program that aligns with our schools mission and core values. We seek to enhance our student body's desire to contribute to a global world by fostering culturally, socially and environmentally minded, responsible and respectful young adults who have a sense of confidence and aspire to take an active role in creating a brighter future. READ MORE
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Kids Health is a great resource for parents, teachers and kids regarding health, behavior and development.
Positive Discipline provides strategies for adults on how to help young people become more responsible, respectful, and resourceful.
Growth Mindset is understanding that our intelligence is not fixed. People with a growth mindset embrace chanllenges, learn from feedback and give their best effort.Read More
OVERVIEW OF CLASSROOM GUIDANCE LESSONS Open or Close
Classroom guidance is when the school counselor meets with the whole class to teach about things that will help students in and out of school. Classes are preventive in nature and designed to foster students' academic, personal, emotional and social development. Guidance is taught through a variety of methods including stories, discussions, role-play, music, games, puppets, and other fun activities.
KG-5 classroom counseling curriculum is based on the Second Step program. You can learn more about this program by visiting the Second Step website by clicking HERE.
The Second Step program teaches skills in the following four areas:
Skills for Learning: Students gain skills to help themselves learn, including how to focus their attention, listen carefully, use self-talk to stay on task, and be
assertive when asking for help with schoolwork.
Empathy: Students learn to identify and understand their own and others' feelings. Students also learn how to take another's perspective and how to
Emotion Management: Students learn specific skills for calming down when experiencing strong feelings, such as anxiety or anger.
Problem Solving: Students learn a process for solving problems with others in a positive way.
Bully Prevention: Teaching students to use the 3 Rs (Recognize, Refuse, and Report) if confronted with mean behaviors.