Crossfield Counselor Connection, March 2020

Crossfield Counselor Connection

March 2020


Character Trait of the Month:


“I think honesty is the most heroic quality one can aspire to.”  Daniel Radcliffe

Strategies that Build Honesty at home and school.

Children will most often learn how to be trustworthy (or not) from watching you. Keep your promises and explain how it feels when someone doesn't keep theirs. Talk about times in your life when it was hard to be honest, keep promises, and do the right thing.

Admit your own mistakes. Children will be more likely to do the same when they've seen you own up to mistakes as well.

Talk about it…

  • Has anyone ever been dishonest with you before? How did you feel?
  • What do you think honesty means and why is it important?
  • Tell me about a time when it was hard to be honest.
  • How will others view you if you are honest?
  • How will others view you if you are dishonest?

From the Classroom

This month in guidance we will be learning about what it means to be honest.

  • In K-3 we will also continue to practice our Kimochis 7 keys to communication.
  • In 4-6 we will talk about the importance of being honest and how it effects our relationships. Also, in 6th grade we will continue working on transitioning to middle school.

Resources to Reinforce Honesty:

Books K-3

  • The Tale of Despereaux by Kate Di Camillo
  • Boris gets a Lizard by Andrew Joyner
  • Undercover Tailback by Matt Christopher
  • Penny and Her Marble by Kevin Henkes
  • Too Many Tamales by Gary Soto
  • Liar, Liar Pants on Fire by Diane de Groat
  • Being Frank by Donna W. Earnhardt

Books 4-6

  • Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  • Liar Liar by Gary Paulsen
  • Nothing but the Truth by Avi

YouTube video on honesty:


  • Lion King
  • A Bug’s Life
  • Cars Cool Runnings
  • The Rookie

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