Meet Ms. Glynn

I am so excited to be back for another school year! I grew up spending my time in Freehold and Manasquan so I am quite familiar with the area and all the fabulous things it has to offer! I received my masters in Counseling Psychology with a focus on School Counseling at Boston College. Throughout my education I developed a passion for working with children and guiding them through their social, emotional, and academic development.  
 
I am thrilled to be a member of both Ardena and Adelphia Elementary Schools and look forward to developing long lasting relationships with the students and families of Howell. 

Contact Information 
Ardena: (732) 751-2485 ext. 3452
Adelphia: (732) 919-1553 ext. 3141
 
Due to my alternating schedule, I will make my best effort to return any messages within 48 hours during the school week.  If it is an emergency please contact the Main Office.
 

Recent Posts

October Parent Partnership

Each month we are working on developing skills to support the social and emotional growth of our students. This month we are focusing on being proactive and ready to learn. A great way to help practice this is by establishing consistent routines both at school AND at home. Below are six ways routines at home can help your kids be at their best.

Routines at home can…

• Help set your child’s “body clock”: When your child gets used to going to bed at the same time every day, they are more easily able to wind down and rest. The same goes for eating full meals, playing and having outdoor time, and slowing down during “quiet times.”

• Establish expectations: Instead of arguing about daily tasks, your children will know that “it’s time to clean up” or “it’s time to take a bath.”

• Provide children with confidence and independence: Children will learn when it’s time to brush their teeth or get ready for bed, and will take pride in doing it by themselves. Providing gentle reminders or visual schedules will help your children learn the normal routine.

• Establish healthy habits and develop self-discipline: Children who practice the same tasks every day, such as brushing their teeth or reading before bedtime, learn how to manage their time. When tasks become habits, parents don’t need to remember as much every day. Chances are, your kids will remind you to follow the routine.

• Help guarantee “special moments”: When you build something into your day, like snuggling and reading to your children before bed, you are guaranteed to have special moments every day. These dedicated times create increased bonding, connection and memories with your children.

• Offer stability during times of change: When the family has a daily routine, children have something in their lives that is normal, no matter what else is going around them or where they might be.

March Parent Partnership

Each month we are working on developing skills to support the social and emotional growth of our students.  This month we are focusing on feelings and emotions.  Below is a video that we watched in class and discussed as a group.  Please feel free to view this video again at home with your child. 

 

Name that Emotion with Murray

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxfJicfyCdg

 

A great way to practice these skills at home is by playing “Feelings Charades”.  This will help students be able to better identify how they are feeling or how the people around them may feel as well.  Here are instructions how to play this fun and easy game!

  1. Write down or draw pictures of feelings your child may experience (i.e. happy, sad, angry, worried, excited, etc.)
  2. Place all of the feelings in a bowl.
  3. Take turns pulling out one feeling at a time and acting out the feeling without using any words.
  4. Anyone who is not acting out can guess the emotions. The person who guesses the emotion correctly can tell the actor how they knew the answer… “I guessed happy because you had a big smile on your face.”