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Mission Statement

The mission of San Antonito
STEM Magnet Elementary
School Counseling Department
is to support students in the
classroom and playground with
the optimal frame of mind to
learn, cooperate and be
successful. To that end, the
school counselor provides
guidance classes in each
classroom, meets with
particular students and
encourages collaboration
between families, the community and the school to provide the best social/emotional and academic
support we can for this future generation.

Thank You!

KELSO frog


Visit my Virtual Counselor's Office
counselor's office

Here are all the links found in Ms Wood’s Virtual Counselor Office.

Welcome by Melissa Wood, School Counselor video

New Mexico Crisis Hotline and Helpline Phone Numbers

Empowering Parents: Parenting Help for Everyone Effective • Affordable • Convenient

Tools to manage the most difficult problems: disrespect, defiance, backtalk, lying, laziness, motivation, and much more.

UNM School-Based Health Center

Second Step Program: Together with educators, the Second Step® family of programs is transforming schools and out-of-school-time settings into safe, supported environments uniquely equipped to help children thrive. Each grade level has their own program and their own link.

Kindergarten Lessons

First Grade Lessons

Second Grade Lessons

Third Grade Lessons

Fourth Grade Lessons

Fifth Grade Lessons

Emotional Zones- Zones of Regulation is an approach used to support the development of self-regulation in children. All the different ways children feel and the states of alertness they experience. Children who are well regulated are able to be in the appropriate zone at the appropriate time.

Blue Zone- feeling sad or running slow

Red Zone- feeling anger or I need to stop

How to Calm Down video

Regular physical activity can help children and adolescents improve cardiorespiratory fitness, build strong bones and muscles, control weight, reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, and reduce the risk of developing health conditions such as: Heart disease. 

Fitness Video by Go Noodle- Blast Off

Kelso Choice Wheel- Kelso the frog teaches students how to solve “small” problems on their own. “Small” problems include conflicts that cause “small” feelings of annoyance, embarrassment, boredom, etc. “BIG problems” always need to be taken to an adult. These are situations that are scary, dangerous, illegal, etc.

Kelso’s Small and Large Problems described


Music & Studying- Background music may improve focus on a task by providing motivation and improving mood. During long study sessions, music can aid endurance. In some cases, students have found that music helps them with memorization, likely by creating a positive mood, which indirectly boosts memory formation.

Friendly Bear Hugs- We miss our friends. 2 teddy bears

How are you connecting to friends during this time of social isolation? 

1. Have you done a virtual meeting, maybe on Zoom?

2. Have you called or texted friends?

3. Have you written a letter or drawn a picture and sent it “snail mail?” 

4. Maybe you met outdoors and wore masks?

What creative ways have you been connecting with friends?  Tell me your ideas by clicking on this sentence and filling out my Google Form.

‘Till then, you can help your red heartand the  red hearts of people you are with, who you want to show that you care, by offering them: a bear hug, a compliment, or doing something kind and helpful without them even asking!

Melissa Wood Counselor
Office Hours

Mondays & Thursdays

and 1/2 day on Wednesdays (8:40am-11:55am)

Email me or call me at 281-3931 ext 5 and I will get back with you as soon as I can.

NM Hotlines & Helplines

New Mexico Crisis and Access Line


Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year

Visit our website for more information.

Peer to Peer Warmline

855-466-7100 to talk with a peer

Call between 3:30p.m. - 11:30pm

Text between 6:00p.m. - 11:00p.m.

City of Albuquerque

Call 311

Online Resources