• Working with Classmates Classroom Guidance
    All students at Alvin Elementary will be learning critical life and social skills with their classmates. Skills identified within the Texas Comprehensive, Developmental Guidance and Counseling Curriculum as well as the Character Counts and Second Step programs will be introduced and practiced over the course of your child's time at Alvin Elementary (Pre-K - 5th).These skills are essential not only for those wanting to get along with peers and teachers in a classroom setting but also for everyone who participates in sports or extracurricular activities, hobbies, and groups, and eventually for all who enter the workforce or want to help successfully manage a family household.
    Below are the topics that will be covered throughout the school year:
    • Respect
    • Responsibility
    • Caring
    • Trustworthiness
    • Fairness
    • Citizenship


    • Self-Confidence
    • Motivation to Achieve
    • Decision Making, Goal Setting, Planning, and Problem-Solving Skills
    • Interpersonal Effectiveness (including Social Skills)
    • Communication Skills
    • Cross-Cultural Effectiveness
    • Responsible Behavior
  • Small Group Counseling

    Does your child need additional skill training with social skills and / or positive peer relations, anger management techniques, skills in order to make and keep friends, organizational management, ways to deal with anxiety or nervousness, or any other academic, social, or emotional challenge? I run small, focused groups throughout the school year to help our students tackle some of these tough issues. Would you like to talk further with me about your child's needs? Call me at 281-245-2800 or e-mail me at rcates@alvinisd.net