Welcome to the CAC Elementary School Counseling Website! Your elementary school counseling team includes Dana Purpura and Carey Harris. We hope this site gives you a clearer understanding of my role as school counselor and helpful information about our counseling program.
Cairo American College Elementary School Counselor
The CAC Elementary Counselor work in partnership with students, parents, and staff to provide a comprehensive counseling program that aligns with our schools mission and core values. We seek to enhance our student body's desire to contribute to a global world by fostering culturally, socially and environmentally minded, responsible and respectful young adults who have a sense of confidence and aspire to take an active role in creating a brighter future. READ MORE
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ES COUNSELOR'S RESOURCES Open or Close
Back to School: Tips for Parents
Motivating Learning in Young Children
Bullies and Victims: Information for Parents
Information regarding bullying behavior and how to prevent and deal with it
OVERVIEW OF CLASSROOM GUIDANCE LESSONS Open or Close
Classroom guidance is when the school counselor meets with the whole class to teach about things that will help students in and out of school. Classes are preventive in nature and designed to foster students' academic, personal, emotional and social development. Guidance is taught through a variety of methods including stories, discussions, role-play, music, games, puppets, and other fun activities.Read More
KG-5 classroom counseling curriculum is based on the Second Step program. You can learn more about this program at SecondStep.org.
The Second Step program teaches skills in the following four areas:
Skills for Learning: Students gain skills to help themselves learn, including how
to focus their attention, listen carefully, use self-talk to stay on task, and be
assertive when asking for help with schoolwork.