Here are some resources to help guide conversations with kids about race and acceptance.
Common Sense Media
Talking about Racism: An Age-by-Age Guide
Pretty Good Design
Books for kids
Books on Anxiety
Click here for apps that encourage outdoor play! Apps designed for outdoor adventures let kids do everything from studying bugs to identifying constellations.
Why Elementary Counselors? Elementary school years set the tone for developing the knowledge, attitudes and skill necessary for children to become healthy, competent and confident learners. Through a comprehensive developmental school counseling program, school counselors work as a team with the school staff, parents and the community to create a caring climate and atmosphere. By providing education, prevention, early identification and intervention, school counselors can help all children achieve academic success. The professional elementary school counselor holds a master’s degree and required state certification in school counseling. Maintaining certification includes on-going professional development to stay current with education reform and challenges facing today’s students.
Source: American School Counselor Association
My name is Anne Taylor and I am the School Counselor at Issaquah Valley Elementary. I am starting my 20th year here. I look forward to a terrific year collaborating with teachers, partnering with parents, and supporting students as they learn and grow!
IVE Cougars are:
June 15-16 Student Materials Pick up dates (click here for information)
June 19: 5th grade Promotion Ceremony at 10:00 AM
June 23: Last day of school
Elementary Summer School Registration is now open! For more information https://www.smore.com/2v0an
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I am happy to connect with you if you have any concerns, questions, or needs during this school closure. My office hours are: 1:00-2:30 Wednesdays. I will be available other times as well but during my office hours I will respond to you as soon as I can.
You will find updated information on ISD's resources for meal pick up times and Spring break meal service. Click here for information.
Click here for updates on how your family can access resources such as food during the school closure.
The current situation we are all experiencing can lead to anxious feelings for kids and adults. Here is a link with information about the app Calm.
Six Ways to Help Your Child Deal with Social Exclusion - Read article on Greater Good
What is executive function? And as parents and educators, what role do we play in supporting our kids' healthy development of executive functioning skills? Dr. Mark Bertin offers 5 tips to set developmentally appropriate expectations so your kids can thrive.
"You're Not My Friend!" - Click here to read the article about relational aggression.
This article provides some helpful information and guidance to support girls who struggle with anxiety and perfectionism.
A Mighty Girl
Click here to read about the benefits when children participate in performing arts!
The power of empathy in parenting
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Kidshealth.org Love and Logic
These resources provide guidance for parents about internet safety as well as age appropriate technology use and exposure.
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