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Spreading Holiday Cheer at School: Staff Morale Booster

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To spread some holiday cheer, our PBIS team is hosting a "Secret Staff Member" for the month of December.  We made a brief survey on Google Forms for participants to complete. We asked participants to provide a few of their favorite things, such as favorite candy, drinks, snacks, and interests. After the deadline to participate, our PBIS team members assigned each participant a "Secret Staff Member." Participants will give their "Secret Staff Member" a gift each week leading up to Winter break. Participants will spend $15 total to spread cheer to their "Secret Staff Member." I can't wait to start shopping for my "Secret Staff Member." I will be sharing pictures on Instagram of what I end up buying for my "Secret Staff Member" hope participating will add some fun and cheer leading up to Winter break! Do you host any gift exchangs or moral boosters leading up to Win

Year-Round Digital Safety Bulletin Board

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Not ready for a complete bulletin board overhaul? Just change up some pieces! I converted my Halloween Digital Safety Bulletin Board so that it can be used year round!  Get the files you need to make the Smartphone Digital Safety Tips Bulletin Board here .  Below are the materials I used to create this  Smartphone Digital Safety Tips Bulletin Board : Smartphone Digital Safety Tips Bulletin Board Kit  - this is a link to a folder with all the files you need to recreate this bulletin board. The folder contains the social media icons, smartphone, stars, and digital safety tips. Black roll paper  - I used black roll paper for the background Black dot bulletin board border  - I am loving  School Girl Style  products. I used their borders for my "We are so glad you here!" bulletin board too! Astrobrights cardstock  - Astrobrights is my go-to for cardstock. I used this  bright "joy" color pack  for the social media safety tips.  If you use my resources at you

Halloween-Themed Interactive Digital Safety Week Bulletin Board

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A few years ago I created this interactive, Halloween-themed digital safety week bulletin board. I put this bulletin board up last week in preparation for  Digital Safety Week on October 18th - 22nd .  This Halloween-themed digital safety week bulletin board contains tips for how to be safe on social media. Students and staff can lift the flaps for for information about each tip. This year, I added a  black & white polka-dot border  to my Digital Safety bulletin board to really make it pop!  I also updated some of the social media icons from my previous board. I needed to add Tik Tok, of course! I couldn't decide which Tik Tok logo to use... I added the white logo to see what it looked like, but ultimately went with black. I included in the bulletin board kit in case you prefer to use it in your school! Below are the materials I used to create this  Halloween-Themed Interactive Digital Safety Bulletin Board : Hallowee

#ThankAPrincipal National Principal Month Display

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October is National Principals Month! The principal and school counselor relationship is so important. I am so thankful to have amazing administrators that support my work as a school counselor. Celebrating them for National Principal Month is a way to acknowledge them and the work they do! In 2019 my co-counselor and I decorated our principals' doors for National Principals Month.  View this post on Instagram A post shared by Danielle | School Counselor (@sch_counselor) If you want to re-create this at your school, I provided FREE printables below:  To access the signs, click here: National Principals Month Sign To access the sticky notes, click here: #ThankAPrincipal Sticky Notes To print the Positive Sticky Notes: First you need to print the template. I like to do a test print to determine how the printer feeds the paper. This will help you to figure out how to place the template with the sticky notes in the printer.  Next, affix the sticky notes

Start With Hello Week Daily Activity Ideas 2021

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Start with Hello Week is a national campaign with the goal of teaching empathy and empowering students to end social isolation by following three steps:  🟢 SEE Someone Alone 🟢 REACH OUT and Help 🟢 START with Hello Start with Hello Week is typically promoted during September, but you could pick a week in October too! It doesn't matter when you host it! The activities below could be done anytime during the school year. My goal is to provide you with information and ideas so you can host a Start with Hello Week at your school.  Below is what I'm planning to do for Start with Hello Week this year. We are participating in Start with Hello Week from September 27th - October 1st.  During Start with Hello Week we will engage in activities, challenges, and opportunities that encourage everyone to build a welcoming and inclusive school culture.  Monday, September 27th: Make Someone Smile Monday! Be a rainbow in someone’s cloud! Go out of your way to make someone smile today! One kind

We Are So Glad You Are Here Bulletin Board

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✨ WE ARE SO GLAD YOU ARE HERE! ✨ This is such a simple message, but so important for students to see and hear. I was going for a minimalist look with this bulletin board but I still felt that it needed some color. I layered a black and white border and a rainbow stripe border from School Girl Style to make it pop! I created a folder with different versions of the bulletin board letters here . For my bulletin board I printed the letters full size, flipped horizontally, on black card stock .  In the folder I include half-size and full size letters. I also have a regular and flipped horizontally version of each. Click the image below to access the PDF versions of the letters .  By special request I also made a version that says "I AM SO GLAD YOU ARE HERE!" I love creating bulletin boards. Here is a link to all my favorite bulletin board supplies .  I love connecting with other school counselors! Connect with me on  Instag

✨ Five School Counseling Favorites ✨

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The following items are some of my tried and true school counseling items. They are my go-to items for sessions with students.  All items are linked in my Amazon Store  and in the post below. ✨ Uno Emoji 😍 I love using Uno as a game to play with students. The Emoji edition is so fun. You can incorporate questions about the different emojis and ask students things like: Oh look at this emoji (😬). What feeling do you think this emoji represents? OR Describe a time when you felt like this emoji (😫). ✨ Wonder Tubes ✨ I've used Wonder Tubes with students since my grad school days. I bought these ones over 12 years ago! 😳 Wonder Tubes are a great fidget. They can also be calming to students when they watch the glitter float from one end to the other.  ✨ Rory's Story Cubes ✨ Story Cubes are a lot of fun! There are so many ways you can play Story Cubes. Students can create a story on their own by rolling the cubes. You