Sis. Joy - School Counseling

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Sis. Joy

I would like to take a moment to introduce myself to you and your family. My name is Sis. Joy and I am the School Counselor at Sankofa Freedom Academy Charter School for the 2019-2020 school year. I hold Masters of Science degree in Counseling Psychology and am certified in elementary and secondary school counseling. I am excited and privileged to be apart of such an amazing community of educators and scholars. I am honored to assist your child  and to help them succeed and meet personal goals for this school year and beyond! Below you will find activities planned for the current week. All activities posted can also be found under "Useful Links" on the lefthand side at any time.

Week of 5/26- Emotion Management 
When you feel strong emotions it is hard to think clearly. However, when we do not manage our strong emotions it can lead to negative behavior and consequences. This week we will learn what triggers our emotions and also learn how to manage our body's response to stress and conflict.

Emotion Management Lesson

Week of 5/26- Managing Frustration (Grades K-1)

Teaching children the coping strategies can help them manage strong emotions. Being able to name their feelings and practice Calming-Down Steps will help students manage their emotions appropriately and feel positive in coping with frustration, anger, or worry.

Managing Frustration Lesson

Counselor's Calming Tip of the Week

Positive Self-Talk:

How we think and talk to ourselves frames how we look at life. If we are always thinking in a negative mindset, our outlook on life will be negative. If we think positively our outlook on life will be more positive. For today, instead of being negative, change your thinking and tell yourself a more positive story! 



 Credit: Coping Skills for Kids Workbook, ASCA Toolkit, Second Step.