We have had a great start this year. Students are settled in and ready to learn. In counseling we started off discussing feelings. Students discuss how they felt the first day of school. Students are usually very happy to be back at school mainly because they are reunited with their friends. For some they may feel nervous, anxious, or sad to be back. It is a good time to visit about these feelings as a class. It helps students to realize there are others who may be feeling the same way, especially for those who are in Chadron for their first year. We also discuss how important it is to understand our different feelings, and learn strategies of how to deal with those feelings.