Game time! I have a baggie of all my different playing pieces that I pull out when we play games in groups so there’s enough options for everyone to get one that is a fit for them.💡It starts us off on a good note.
Today’s #teacherfeetupfriday is accompanied by a book that is older than me and still one of my favorite’s for talking about body safety.
Kiddos have problems just like adults - but they don’t know how to be resilient, we’ve got to teach them! Taught my kiddos that they could choose to BOUNCE 🏀 or go SPLAT 🍳 when they have a problem using some props, a DIY book, sorting cards, and then a whole group practice activity. Aaaaand then I gave them all bouncy balls if they promised to put them right in their backpack and never bring them to school 🤣 #aconfidentcounselor
Having a clicker is an absolute must for me - I do a lot of PowerPoints and this is life changing for them! Do you have a small tool that you have that makes a huge difference for you?
One of my kiddos this past week didn’t wanna talk about the tough stuff happening in his life - but he was game to build and assign each color as a different feeling he has about! In-the-moment interventions are some of my favorites!
I did an entire unit on conflict resolution with 2nd grade and never managed to mention it until today - my very last lesson in the very last class. Small problems vs. big problems, ignoring, take a break, take turns, walk away, talk it out, apologize, and review. It was a lot of time to spend on one topic, but it was WORTH IT because this is so important. It was filled with role plays and practicing and movement and was a blast...but all good things must come to an end.
Re-stocked and ready to go for second semester self-referrals! 👊🏻 (form is free, link is in my profile) #elementaryschoolcounselor #aconfidentcounselor #counselorsoftpt
Mr. Rogers, speaking the truth as always.
CHAOS. It looked like chaos in the lesson, too. But it was also some really great learning and practice with I-statements. Sometimes the chaos is worth it.
I don’t do new year’s resolutions, but if I did...this would be it. Shout out to my husband for the mug and my dear friend @topknotchsped for showing me they exist. #aconfidentcounselor #elementaryschoolcounselor #leslieknope
I promised several of y’all that I would share more info with you about Check In, Check Out - new blog post with some details! This evidence-based tier 2 intervention has made a huge difference with many of my students. Check out my stories for how to quickly get to the post (or type in bit.ly/CICOBlog). #aconfidentcounselor #behaviorintervention #PBIS
My #top9 of 2018 looks about right! Hoping for even more fun and growth for my students and I and 2019 😊
This applies to our students and teachers, too! That teacher that never fills out paperwork for you...but that has amazing morning meetings with their students. The kiddo that pushes every single one of your buttons and tests you, but you hold so much hope for their future. Our brains and hearts are full of conflicting feelings towards our people at school.
Behold, the giant stack of books I’ve accumulated over the past month (amazon and library) that I’ve yet to read 🙈 Better get started!
The ‘holiday activity’ my oldest son was most excited for? Getting hot cocoa at a coffee shop!