Middle School Connections Group for 7th and 8th Graders
The Middle School Connections Group for 7th and 8th grade students addresses the obstacles that many kids face in what some describe as the most socially and emotionally challenging phases of life: 7th and 8th grade. The students have an opportunity to build connections with other group members as we discuss strategies for effective ways to communicate with peers, cope with stress, build confidence, and prepare for the transition to High School.
Transition to Middle School Group for 5th and 6th Graders
Similar to the 7th and 8th grade group, the Transition to Middle School Group for 5th and 6th grade students addresses the obstacles that kids face as they move into what can sometimes be the challenging social, emotional, and academic world of Middle School. The students have an opportunity to build connections with other group members as we discuss strategies for effective ways to communicate with peers, cope with stress, and build confidence in preparation for the next couple of years.
Study Skills/Homework Group
For many capable children, middle school is a time when homework demands increase and staying productive can be a significant challenge. Particularly in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade many kids become stuck, overwhelmed, or are just unable to stay on task due to either attentional or executive functioning challenges or other situational factors. This group is designed to help children build practical study skills, overcome procrastination, and find more enjoyment in school. Working on these skills in a group setting allows children to share ideas, feel supported, and recognize that they are not alone in their struggles.
Dates, Format, and Cost
The beginning dates for the next group sessions have not yet been determined. In general, groups are run in 6-week sessions. Group members are asked to make the full 6 week commitment unless special arrangements are made. Homework group sessions will recur throughout next school year and adjustment groups will have additional sessions during the summer depending on level of interest. Members are welcome to continue with the group for as long as they would like.
The total cost for the 6 week session is $540. Group size will be limited to a maximum of 6-8 members.