Crossfield Counselor Connection, February 2020

Crossfield Counselor Connection

February 2020


Character Traits of the Month:

Perseverance and Resiliency

There are better starters than me, but I’m a strong finisher.”– Usain Bolt

Perseverance is the ability to get through difficult tasks and Resiliency is how we bounce back from difficult situations or failures; both of these traits are key components to thriving in school and in life.

One of the best ways to build resiliency is by creating and sustaining nurturing relationships. When given supportive caregivers and teachers that they trust, children can ask tough questions, seek advice, and feel safe to express themselves. Through these relationships, they learn to realize that the world is safe and receptive to them, and they will continue to seek out healthy relationships with others.

From the Classroom

This month in guidance we will be talking about perseverance and resiliency. In K-3 we will continue to practice our Kimochis 7 keys to communication.

In 4-6 we will talk about goal-setting and over-coming obstacles to our goals and how we can bounce back if we encounter pit falls while trying to achieve our goals. Also, in 6th grade we will continue working on transitioning to middle school.

Books and Video on Perseverance

Salt in his Shoes, by Deloris Jordan

The Most Magnificent Thing, by Ashley Spires

Flight School, by Lita Judge

A Chair for my Mother, by Vera Williams

Amazing Grace, by Mary Hoffman

How to Catch a Star, by Oliver Jeffers

Strategies that Build Resilience at Home and School

  • Regularly encourage your child to try something new.
  • Share instances where you have needed to persevere to accomplish a task
  • Share instances where you’ve bounced back from something difficult.
  • Avoid swooping in and saving your child when they are challenged, instead give them the opportunity to build their resiliency muscle by trying to solve a problem on their own.

Help Wanted

Help Wanted!

Crossfield will be having our inaugural Career Day on April 23rd.

We are looking for people who are interested in presenting their career to Crossfield students. Please contact Ms. York or Ms. Korpacz