Well, it has been a month since I last wrote. I honestly can't believe how fast this month went. I have been super busy. I have gotten a lot accomplished this past month. I have done tons of classroom lessons on bullying, tattling, friendship, and anger management. I have been meeting with students individually and in groups. I am working on setting up some friendship groups over lunch. It is a challenge to figure out how to maximize the time that I spend with the students. By starting some groups, I hope to reach more students. My biggest project at the moment is starting groups for students who have an incarcerated parent. The students are so excited about being in a group that supports children of incarcerated parents. They have been great about getting their permission forms back and are eager for the groups to start. Their enthusiasm and excitement about the groups is contagious . I can't wait to get started. I am also collaborating with the librarian. She was
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This is the poster I mentioned in the previous post. I made it with one of the third grade teachers. We hung it in the lobby of the school. I like that the poster uses kid language. How do you celebrate No Name Calling Week? Comment below, email me , tweet , or share on the School Counselor Blog Facebook Page ! Danielle is a K-12 Certified School Counselor, Nationally Certified Counselor, and blogger at School Counselor Blog , a place where school counselors share innovative ideas, creative lesson plans, and quality resources. Contact Danielle via email , follow her on twitter , and become a fan of the School Counselor Blog Facebook Page .
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Last week was a blur. Monday and Tuesday were full days, Wednesday was a snow day, Thursday was a half-day for students with a two-hour-delay, and Friday was a half-day for teachers. I got a surprising amount of work done. I set classroom guidance lessons for the coming week, contacted parents, went to a PSSA training, attended student assistance meetings, and started to work on a few projects. One project that I started to work on is creating a school-wide anti-bullying initiative. I want to create more of a community at the school. I have a third grade teacher and her student teacher working with me. We spent some time Friday making a sign that says "No Dissing!" that we hung in the main lobby of the school. The sign is black, orange, and white, which are the school colors. I will post a picture of it soon. I got the idea for the sign from www.nonamecallingweek.org , which is a great website. The website has information, ideas, lesson plans, and lots of free mater