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Last Minute Gift Ideas for School Counselors

If you still looking for a gift for the school counselor in your life, you are in luck! I compiled 10 items that would make great last minute (but also thoughtful!) gifts. If you are a school counselor, you can also treat yourself to some of the items below!  1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 , 9 , 10 For the School Counseling Office 1. Jenga is a tried and true game. It can use it in groups and individual counseling sessions. The classic version is great! I think the  big version  or giant version would be super fun for a counseling group. I would love to have one of the bigger versions for my office! 2. Rory's Story Cubes is one of my favorite activities to do with students. Students use the picture cubes to create a story. They are great for elementary, middle school, and high school! There are also different versions of Rory's Story Cubes . In my office I have the original pack and the adventure pack called Voyages . 3. I Spy Wonder Tubes  are probably on

"Note"-icing Student Effort

It may seem like a small gesture, but writing notes to students can make a big impact. This year I am making it my goal to write notes to students when they go above and beyond to applaud their effort. I am also including one of our Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) tickets with the card. Some examples of things I have written notes to students for recently, include: Assisting with 6th grade Move Up Day Assisting with New Student Orientation Providing a tour to a new student and helping the student feel welcome Sharing experience as a previously new student to help a new student feel less alone in their experience Helping another student in class Cleaning up the cafeteria after lunch - when no one asked Below are some pictures of notes I shared on Instagram ( @sch_counselor ). I love finding fun, student-friendly, note cards to give to student. The Target Bullseye's Playground has had some great ones lately. More @target "thank you"

Quick and Easy Welcome Back Bulletin Board

If you are short on time and need a quick and easy "Welcome Back" bulletin board, this one is for you! This bulletin board is an idea mash-up of  Dr. Susan Fuller - Entirely Elementary School Counseling "BE" Bulletin Board  and  this inspiring classroom door  I saw on Pinterest. I created the words for this bulletin board using Google Slides. Google has some awesome fonts, and best of all they are free! If you save a copy of Welcome Back Bulletin Board you can add more words, change the fonts, and edit the "Welcome Back" message to state your school's name or acronym. I printed the words on alternated colors of cardstock . I framed the "Welcome Back" message with a l arger piece of black cardstock . Have you created any Welcome Back Bulletin Boards this school year? I would love to see them! Comment below,  tweet ,  contact Danielle , or share on the  School Counselor Blog Facebook Page ! Danielle is a K-12 Certified