This guidance lesson gives your students information and encouragement for getting involved in school culture and in school activities. Through the magical and beautifully illustrated book, The Wretched Stone by Chris Van Allsburg, students learn the importance of engaging in school activities and helping to build a positive school culture! This resource can be taught over 2 guidance lesson periods or streamlined down to one lesson. It can also be co-taught with the counselor beginning the lesson and the teacher following up and finishing the lesson. This product includes 1 lesson plan with a read aloud activity, an art project, comprehension and discussion questions to accompany The Wretched Stone, a "Do You Have an Emergency?" poster, counselor request forms, an optional homework activity and more! It is appropriate for ages 8-16.