Hello Hudson Prairie Families!
Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! My name is Aria Krieser, the Hudson Prairie Elementary school counselor. I meet with all K-5 classes to talk about who a school counselor is and what a school counselor does for students and families during the school year.
I will with your child’s class every other week for 35 minutes teaching Life Skills classes. During this time students will learn about skills for learning, feelings, conflict resolution, how to problem solve, how to deal with mean or rude behaviors, self-regulation, being an “upstander”, and much more!
Things Mrs. Krieser does at our school:
- Large group classroom lessons called Life Skills.
- Small group counseling on topics such as, friendship, family change, managing worries, academic success, and more! As well as consulting with teachers and parents, this year I will be referring to the Learning Skills and Personal Social Skills on report cards at the end of each trimester to invite students into small groups. I will also be using MAP test scores in Reading/English Language Arts and inviting students into a mindset and motivation group if students need support in those areas.
- Individual counseling sessions; available to ALL students and their families to manage their educational, personal/social, and career development.
- Consultation with staff, parents/guardians, and outside agencies.
- Support and management for many activities in our school that promote positive behavior and learning.
The School Counseling Program is for all students, is development, and proactive. I look forward to meeting and working with you and your child this year! Check out the counseling program page on our Hudson Prairie homepage for details on classroom and school wide activities, and my website for more resources. Don’t hesitate to call or email for any reason to work together for your child’s success.
K-5 School Counseling curriculum includes:
- Academic support, including organizational, study and test-taking skills.
- Goal setting and decision-making.
- Career awareness, exploration and planning.
- Education on understanding self and others.
- Peer relationships, coping strategies and effective social skills.
- Communication, problem-solving and conflict resolution.
- Substance abuse education.
- Multicultural/diversity awareness.
- Individual student planning.
Academic planning includes:
- Goal setting/decision-making.
- Education on understanding of self, including strengths and weaknesses.
- Transition plans.
- Individual and small-group counseling.
- Individual/family/school crisis intervention.
- Conflict resolution.
- Referrals to community resources.