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School Counselor - Tina Lunkenheimer

(973) 478 - 0514

tina.lunkenheimer@lodi.k12.nj.us

Tina Lunkenheimer

Hello Everyone,

My name is Tina Lunkenheimer and I am honored to be your School Counselor!

The elementary school years set the foundation for developing the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary for children to become healthy, accomplished and confident individuals. School counselors have a strong impact on these years by implementing the proper comprehensive program to create lifelong learners.

I work closely with administration, teachers, support staff, students, parents, guardians and members of the community. I am part of a team that collaborates to create a positive learning environment reflective of our school's core values- safety, respect, and responsibility. My hope is that in ten years from now, the world will be different because I was important in the life of your children.

What I do:

Classroom lessons

· Emotions, coping skills, communication skills

· Conflict resolution, diversity, teamwork

Group work with students

· Friendships

· Social Skills

· Time management

· Promoting positive self-esteem

Individual work with students

· Short- term work to meet social, emotional, academic and behavioral needs

Crisis Intervention

· Help in prevention of crises

· Assist in emergency situations

Advocacy

· Provide parents/guardians with appropriate resources

· Referral assistance to helpful services in the community

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me- I am always here to provide support for our students and their families.

 

Monday and Wednesday Columbus School
Tuesday and Thursday Hilltop School
Friday Alternating

 

From time to time, I have been asked by parents for suggestions regarding books that elementary school aged children can read on topics that may affect their lives.


Below is a list of children’s books regarding topics including bullying, friendship, and divorce:

 

The Sandbox Jenette Stone Conflict Resolution
Nobody Knew What To Do Becky Ray McCain Bullying
The Boy Who Grew Flowers Jen Wojtowicz Kindness
Our Friendship Rules Peggy Moss Loyalty
Do Unto Otters Laurie Keller Manners
Jack's Talent Maryann Cocca-Leffler Self-esteem
Full Mouse, Empty Mouse Dina Zeckhausen Food & Feelings
Mookey the Monkey Gets Over Being Teased Heather Lonczak Bullying
Jenny Is Scared Shuman Anxiety
I Want it Now! Chris Loftis Frustration
When I Feel Angry Cornelia Maude Spelman Anger
My Mouth is a Volcano Julia Cook Anger
Emily Breaks Free Linda Talley Teasing
Mr. Peabody's Apple Madonna Rumors
Mr. Worry Holly L. Niner OCD
Is a Worry Worrying You? Ferida Wolf & Harriet May Savitz Anxiety
Gentle Willow Joyce C. Mills Grief
Was it the Chocolate Pudding? Sandra Levins Divorce
The Big Beautiful Brown Box Larry Dane Brimner Communication
Unique Monique Maria Rousaki Self-esteem
Just the Way You Are Marcus Pfister Self-esteem
The Way I Feel Janan Cain Feelings
The Blue Ribbon Day Katie Couric Friendship
Don't Squeal Unless it's a Big Deal Jeanie Franz Ransom Tattling
Me First Helen Lester Pushiness
The Gulps Rosemary Wells Obesity
Mind Your Manners in School Arianna Candell Manners / Rules
Leo the Lightning Bug Eric Drachman Perseverance
Make Someone Smile Judy Lalli Conflic Resolution
Hands Are Not For Hitting Martine Agassi Behavior
Feet Are Not For Hurting Elizabeth Verdick Behavior
Words Are Not For Hurting Elizabeth Verdick Behavior
My Secret Bully Trudy Ludwig Bullying
Simon's Hook Karen Gedig Burnett Teasing & Put-Downs
Enemy Pie Derek Munson Friendship
How To Be a Friend Laurie Krasny Brown and Marc Brown Friendship
Tyler Tames the Testing Tiger Janet M. Bender, M. Ed. Test Anxiety
 

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Monday, May 27

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