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Online Resources During Long-Distance Learning



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Sing the STAR song! Stop, Take a Deep Breath, and Relax

Sing the STAR song daily if possible!


Bubble breathing helps us to self-regulate!

Bubble Breath - GoNoodle

Bubble Breathing video

We have practiced bubble breathing during guidance lessons. This is a fun activity to practice self-regulation!


Week of April 27 - May 1

This week we are learning about Habit #6 - Synergize - "Together is Better"
This means that we work together and cooperate to get something done. In this video, I talk a little about Habit #6 and refer to the book "Swimmy." Links to the story along with discussion questions can be found below. Thanks, Mrs. Schneider
Discussion questions (from
  • How did Swimmy feel when he escaped from the tuna and swam alone in the deep sea?
  • What helped Swimmy feel happy again?
  • Why didn't the new school of fish want to swim and play and see things?
  • Did Swimmy think the fish were right to lie still so they wouldn't get eaten? Why do you think Simminy thought what he thought?
  • What did Simmy do to help the fish solve their problem?
  • Why do you think Swimmy offered to be the eye of the fish?

Week of April 20 - 24

This week we are learning about Habit #5 - Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understand.
This means that we should take time to really listen to what someone is saying before we start talking. In this video, I talk a little about Habit #5 and refer back to the book "My Mouth is a Volcano" before showing a volcano erupt. Links to the story and information about how to make a volcano can be found below. Thanks, Mrs. Schneider


Week of April 13 - 17




Watch "The Very Clumsy Click Beetle" and discuss the questions below:

  • Have you ever tried to do something that you thought you should be able to do pretty easily, but when you tried, it was actually harder than you thought?
  • How did this make you feel?
  • Did it make you want to quit?
  • How did the click beetle feel during the story?
  • How was it able to do what it needed to do?
Week of April 6 - 10 
I Can Use My Calming Cards to Take a Break
Calming Strategy Cards by Julie's Classroom Closet | TpT

Calming Cards with Mrs. Schneider


The Good Egg - Online Activity for the Week of April 6-10

The Good Egg (The Bad Seed, #2) by Jory John



The Good Egg

The Good Eggs reminds us that we don't have to be perfect and neither do the people in our house. 

Try out one of the Good Egg's ideas for feeling better!

1. Take deep breaths.

2. Paint or draw a picture.

3. Play outside


Bear and Roxie say hi with Mrs. Schneider - You Tube - Video for Week of March 30


Helping others helps us too! - Online activity for the Week of March 30 - April 3

Bruno Mars - Count On Me - Lyrics on screen - YouTube

"Count on Me" Song

Help your friends count on you, even when we have to stay at home! Watch the video "Count on Me" at the above link and then discuss these questions with your child. Think about: How does this song and video make you feel?

Pick one of the following activities to do"

  • Draw pictures to post in your window. Friends on a walk can look for them.
  • Draw a card for a friend.
  • Ask an adult to help you call a friend to say hello!


How can you de-stress during this time? Tips for Parents plus fun activities!

Daniel Tiger and Dad Tiger practicing belly breathing.

PBS for Parents - How You and Your Kids can De-Stress during the Coronavirus

There is a lot of great information at the above site. There are extra activities that you may find helpful during this time.




Welcome to the Counselor’s Corner,


My name is Renee Schneider and I am a Taylor High School graduate with a passion for helping our Ducks achieve their full academic and social-emotional potential. I graduated from Texas A&M University and earned my Master’s Degree through Angelo State University. This is my 12th year in education. Before becoming a counselor, I enjoyed teaching at Northside Elementary and Pasemann Elementary. I live in Taylor with my husband of 26 years. Two of my sons are graduates of Taylor High School, and my other two sons are students at Taylor High School. We love being Taylor Ducks!


I am excited to be providing services to the students at TH Johnson this year. The counseling program will empower all students to achieve their full academic, social, and personal potential to be a career, college, and community ready.


The students will come with their class to my classroom for two guidance lessons each month that will focus on skills to improve their success in learning. Individual and small group counseling sessions are also available to cover topics such as using self-control strategies to become a leader, developing positive friendships, advocating for self, and going through transitions/change. 


As a Leader in Me campus, we also help students practice the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Kids. The counseling program will incorporate the habits into the character education program at TH Johnson. I look forward to watching each child at TH Johnson develop leadership skills so that they can go on to do great things!




Renee Schneider, M.Ed.


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