In the month of November students learned conflict resolution strategies to help them deal with instances of conflict in appropriate ways. Kindergarten students were introduced to Buzz the Bee! Through Buzz, they learned steps to apply in their classroom when they are feeling “bugged." First grade students learned how their words and actions can either attract, or in some instances repel others by using magnets. Second graders reviewed the definition of tattling, and determined when to report information and classroom situations of conflict when they should use the “debugging” strategies prior getting help from an adult. Third graders differentiated between mean and nice teasing. Students also learned strategies to use to deal with mean teases that can create conflict, and how to get help from an adult if needed. Using 2 of the 3 books from the 'Weird Series', 4th graders compared how peer conflict may look from another person's perspective to see an alternate point of view that may be different from their own.. Lastly, fifth graders were introduced to the concepts of a fixed mindset and a growth mindset and worked to set a goal they will attain with practice. Check out snapshots below from the November school counseling lessons in grades K-5.