My (new) office is a wreck. Total disaster. Half assembled IKEA furniture, 18 Sterilite bins strewn about, etc. I set this little guy out on the windowsill though and it’s making me smile, along with my amazing view. No worries fellow plant lovers, some real plants are gonna happen too.
Less than 10 days until I’m officially back to work - it was time to get my planner in order. No more denial. It’s back to school time! #aconfidentcounselor #elementaryschoolcounselor **************************** Planner is from @edukateinspire, I made my own cover, and I got it printed and bound at Office Depot. Stuck on Erin Condren (from Amazon) monthly tabs.
Stole a few quiet minutes outside today to start some curriculum mapping. I won’t complete it until after my needs assessment (5ish weeks in) and it’s never ‘done’, but I like to get something firm for first quarter and then a loose draft of the rest. #acofidentcounselor #elementaryschoolcounselor ********************************** Editable curriculum map plus themes and lesson ideas in my TpT store (linked in my profile). I’m a pen to paper girl so I usually hand write and then type it in. ********************************** Also linked an older blog post about curriculum mapping in my profile - I LOVE curriculum mapping and this is a big passion of mine!
This use of college pennants is just lovely! Functional decor is my jam and I think this fits the bill. Awesome idea, @texanschoolcounselor! 😍
I haven’t spent time talking about these things or sharing ideas about social justice, but I’m going to start with this. I honestly don’t believe I could serve my students and families well if I didn’t hold these beliefs and wasn’t on a constant journey to educate myself and make sure my beliefs and actions are improving the lives of ALL of my students. #aconfidentcounselor #elementaryschoolcounselor (Shoutout to Sarah of @thedesignerteacher for the inspiration of this graphic)
This. Is. So. Smart! Grief work is not my strength and I was excited to see @mental_fills has amazing grief and loss resources - including this one helping to boost a child’s sense of social support.
Now is the time of year that new and seasoned counselors alike start shopping for new stuff for their office. @edukateinspire and @schoolcounselorstephanie and I wrote about our ABSOLUTE, hands down must haves on Confident Counselor - link in my profile!
I’m not ashamed to admit I stalked the Targets by my house to get first dibs on the #targetdollarspot back to school finds - I should also admit I actually got way more than what you see here BUT this is all the stuff that is totally school counseling related. Details in my stories about all the bits and pieces. #aconfidentcounselor #elementaryschoolcounselor #targetcounselors
This ranks pretty high up in my mind of important classroom management strategies, alongside the long term ‘connect before you redirect’. Thanks for this, @_missbehavior! (Also, go follow her). #elementaryschoolcounselor #classroommanagement #traumainformed
👋🏻 Hi my name is Sara and I have no shelf-control 😬🤷🏼♀️ There’s been three new kid’s book releases this summer that I bought without even getting from the library first and at least two of them are 🤩👌🏻 Thanks @bethvanteaching for putting my spending habit into pretty IG form. 💸📚
I am way too glued to my phone. I know it. I’m working on it. My reasons today: less comparing and enhanced awareness (of my two beautiful boys and handsome husband). ... Thanks to @alternativeschoolcounselor for sharing and @positivelypresent for creating.
Really crazy excited about this new resource for tackling relational aggression with my girls: a complete healthy friendships group curriculum (with lots of activities I’ll probably pull out for lunch bunches too!). 🌸 I don’t do a lot of themed things but the metaphor of friendship and gardens was too good to pass up here. ➡️ Swipe to see pages from a couple of my favorite sessions (and check out my stories for more details). #aconfidentcounselor #confidentcounselors #groupcounseling #relationalaggression #elementaryschoolcounselor #teacherspayteachers
Back when I had Kindergarten on my caseload, this book was an important one on my shelf. Checked it out from the library to share with my own biggest little because man-oh-man, sometimes it’s hard to handle strong emotions! 😡😰🧒🏼 Book tour in my stories. #bibliotherapy #anhsanger #mindfulness #elementaryschoolcounselor
I brought home approximately three trillion books to tour and/or create companions for this summer. First up: ‘Mela and the Elephant’. It’s a pretty great little tale about choosing to be kind without expecting anything in return. #booktour in my stories. #bibliotherapy #socialemotionallearning #elementaryschoolcounselor