I'm a counselor but I'm still into a #teacherfeetupfriday - especially while lounging in my new bean bag chairs that I splurged for. Rice tray box? Perfect foot rest. I give myself a few minutes of playing on my phone before I leave the building to pick up my boys.
I'm working with my 3rd graders right now on Best Effort and understanding what it looks like, sounds like, and feels like for both independent work time and teacher teaching time. I don't create anchor charts in my lessons with students very often but this lesson seemed like a good one to do it for!
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I'm a rule follower, but at the end of the day, my loyalties lie with my kids (and their families) and what's best for them. 👊🏻Sometimes this means breaking the rules. 😬Sometimes it means disregarding the opinions and advice of others. 🤷🏼♀️It always means going with my gut and focusing on the kiddos. You gotta have a bit of moxie to be a school counselor. 💃🏼🦄🐉🤺💪🏻
The game zone in my teeny office looking more organized than usual. Only about half of these are in heavy rotation - to be honest, I don't really love most of the pricey 'therapy' games. I get a lot more meaningful use out of Going Fishing, JENGA, Don't Break the Ice, and CandyLand!
One of our new admin came up with this bulletin board outside her office - faculty and staff pics with some of our fave quotes. It was incredibly difficult to narrow mine down! Great for our students to see, but what I love even more is when our parents get to see all our friendly faces and some of our beliefs.