Rosie Revere, Engineer Activity for Counseling

Have you seen this awesome, empowering book? It’s one of my favorites for lessons on goal setting, perseverance, and empowerment. It’s a fun book to use in classroom guidance lessons or in small groups. Grab this one for a January lesson on New Year’s goals setting or for year-round perseverance! You and your students will have a blast with these Rosie Revere, Engineer counseling activities!

You and your students will have a blast with these Rosie Revere Engineer counseling activities for classroom guidance lessons or group counseling sessions!

Rosie Revere, Engineer Counseling Activities


Reactions & Responses:

After reading the story, talk about students’ reactions and responses to what they’ve heard!

  • What character traits or qualities do you think make a great engineer? Which of these did Rosie demonstrate?
  • Have you ever made something or had a big dream that someone laughed at? What’s that like? What did you do afterward?
  • How do you feel when you try something new and fail the first time? How do you help yourself keep going?
  • How did Rosie’s great great aunt change her perspective about failure?

Activities:

Card shelf: in small groups of 3-4, students will construct a shelf or table out of only notecards and paperclips (you can also give each group a deck of cards instead of notecards). Students may use only the cards and paperclips to create a shelf or table that can hold a textbook. Encourage students to take their failures and use them as learning opportunities as they move forward with their designs! Extension: if students are able to stack one textbook on their shelf, challenge them to add another book!

Partner dreams: Students will interview a partner to find out a goal or dream they have for the future. Then, students will individually use a variety of materials (i.e. straws, bottles, newspaper, tape) to build something that can support their partner in their dreams (i.e. if a student has a dream of to surf the biggest wave in the world, the partner might build a surfboard with an oxygen tank or propeller).

Debrief:

  • Tell us about your first failure in this project.
  • How did you use your first failure?
  • How did you feel when your design failed? How did you move forward?
  • How can we be classmates and peers who encourage others in their goals, dreams, and innovations?

More Activities:

Incorporate STEM activities in your counseling lessons:

Want buy-in from teachers for counseling lessons? Tie in your topics to their curriculum! Find out how I collaborate to blend STEM in counseling.

STEM & Empathy Activity Cards

You and your students will have a blast with these Rosie Revere Engineer counseling activities for classroom guidance lessons or group counseling sessions!
You and your students will have a blast with these Rosie Revere Engineer counseling activities for classroom guidance lessons or group counseling sessions! Great for STEM in counseling, goal setting lessons, perseverance lessons, growth mindset lessons, and more!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Social media & sharing icons powered by UltimatelySocial
0 Shares
Share via
Copy link
Powered by Social Snap