BRONXVILLE, N.Y. -- Guidance counselor Cathy Price's Lunch Bunches are back at The Chapel School.
“I was waiting all summer for this,” said one student.
“Me too. I am so excited,” said another. “This is going to be so much fun!”
Lunch Bunches are a time for students to relax, converse, play games and form new friendships.
“I enjoy the lunch bunches as much as the students do,” said Price. She visits each classroom twice a month for lessons and the opportunity to get to know all her students.
Price's classroom lessons focus on areas such as friendship skills, self-control, respecting others and appreciating differences, responsibility, effective communication, bullying, managing emotions and the importance of kindness.
She delivers lessons using Smartboard presentations, short videos, age appropriate books, discussions and hands-on activities. Price plans to incorporate Kimochis into her lessons for lower elementary classes. Kimochis are plush toys and pillows with faces representing different emotions.
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