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This week's Fabulous Find is a Pool Noodle or Funnoodle®. For this week's Fabulous Find, I created a video of how to Create a Stress Reliever Using a Pool Noodle or Funnoodle® . Students will love these fun stress relievers and they are super cheap to make! I was able to make 58 - 1 inch stress relievers using the Funnoodle® for $2. Pool Noodles and Funnoodles® also come in different shapes too, such as flowers. Watch the my video and create your own stress relievers today ! Do you have a Fabulous Find that you Fancy? If you have a suggestion for a Fabulous Find, comment below or email me and I will try it out! Your Fabulous Find may be Featured on a Future Friday, Friends! ;) 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
I have been searching for fun and interactive career activities to facilitate with students this year. I rediscovered Virginia Career View , which has a wealth of computer based and printable career activities. I have used this website many times, but each time I visit I am surprised by how truly awesome this site is. In the K-5 Section of Virginia Career View there is an interactive game called Career Town ! I used the Career Town game with some 5th grade students last year and they loved it. Career Town has three levels with different games to learn about jobs on each level. The Career Town has an educators guide for each "level' of the game. The educators guide has ideas of how you can utilize the game to meet standards and includes ideas for extension activities. In the 6-8 Grade section, there is a career cluster assessment activity called "Who R U?" There is a web-based version and a paper based printable version of "Who R U?
Start with Hello Week is September 23rd through September 27th. We are planning a variety of events at our school including a Mix it Up Day Start with Hello Week is a way to promote community and inclusiveness at your school. If you are not familiar with Start with Hello Week is run through the Sandy Hook Promise , a national non-profit organization founded and lead by several family members whose loved ones were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012. Visit the Start with Hello Week page to sign up for free resources including a planning guide. Below are the events and activities we are planning for Start with Hello Week next week. Start with Hello Week Daily Theme Days and Activities Monday (9/23): Promise 2 Start with Hello School Spirit Day - Wear school colors! Student Council Service Committee will be writing chalk messages on the sidewalks in front of the building and by the bus entrance. Mix it Up @ Lunch - Building New Relationship