Showing posts from April, 2021

Our Teachers are SUN-SATIONAL! Teacher Appreciation Week Bulletin Board

Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week - May 3rd through May 8th. I decided to go big and decorate the outside of the school counseling office by creating this "Our Teachers are SUN-SATIONAL"  bulletin board on the windows.  I made sunglasses images and then added adjectives to describe teachers. I asked students for some ideas!  Some examples of the sunglasses adjectives are: ๐Ÿ•ถ️ Creative ๐Ÿ•ถ️ Kind ๐Ÿ•ถ️ Innovative ๐Ÿ•ถ️ Passionate ๐Ÿ•ถ️ Talented I designed everything for this Bulletin Board using a the free Canva education account .  I made the sunshine by projecting it on the wall and tracing on to yellow roll paper. I used a pencil to trace the outline and then went it with crayons. I printed the letters on AstroBrights cardstock and the sunglasses on AstroBrights paper . If you want to make a similar bulletin board at your school, click here to access all the files I created in one folder. If you want to make a smalle

Hosting Virtual Events to Connect with Students

I am hosting virtual events on our asynchronous days for the remainder of the school year with the Student Council Service Committee group I facilitate. The goal of hosting these events is to provide non-academic connections and FUN for students.  What virtual events have you hosted so far? So far we hosted: Pet Show-and-Tell - students showed off their pets on Zoom Brain Yoga - a game where you create a new invention out of two everyday items This is a picture of me and my cat Perry before hosting Pet Show-and-Tell. I created cards to give all the students who participated in Brain Yoga. Five participants won a gift card to a local independent bookstore. These events have been so much fun to host and participate in. It has been such a unique way to connect with students. I will be sharing more details about each event in future posts.  I will be sharing future posts to explain each event we are hosting in more detail. If you have questions, email me

Fabulous School Counselor Finds Meet Up - 4/18/21 at 7:00pm EST on Google Meet

Join us Andrea Burston ( @jyjcounselor ) and me ( @sch_counselor Sunday, April 18th at 7:00pm EST for Fabulous School Counselor Finds on Google Meet! We will share our favorite school counselor finds with other school counselors. We can't wait to hear about your favorite school counselor finds! To sign up & view a list of future meet ups visit: .  Use the Hashtag #FABSCFINDS on Instagram and Twitter. If you are attending and want to let others know, you can download the image below to display on social media!  I love connecting with other school counselors! Connect with me on  Instagram ,  Twitter , or Facebook .

Rainbow School Counselor Door Sign (Editable)

Before Spring Break I did a few things to refresh my school counseling office. I created this ๐ŸŒˆ Rainbow School Counselor Door Sign ๐ŸŒˆ I created on Canva to refresh my school counseling office door.  I love how it goes with my Mindfulness Pinwheel Bulletin Board and adds some spring vibes to my office door. I attached the door sign using a page protector. I cut the side with the hole punches and affixed it to the window on my door using a  Scotch Adhesive Dot Roller .  Using a page protector to hang my door sign will allow me to easily swap it out and add other signs. (I also made a "Zoom Meeting in Progress" sign that I'll share soon.) If you want your own version this ๐ŸŒˆ Rainbow School Counselor Door Sign ๐ŸŒˆ I made an editable version for you! Click here or the image below to get your own editable copy. What signs do you have on your door?  Have you ever used a page protector to hold signs on you

Bubble Breathing Exercise Tags

Using bubbles is a great way to teach students about deep breathing and mindfulness. Due to COVID-19 restrictions I can't have students blow bubbles in my office, but I can provide them with something they can take home and practice. I made these Bubble Breathing Exercise Tags to attach to bubble solution.  I included bubbles and the Bubble Breathing exercise as part of my Mindfulness To-Go Kit, but you could also provide them to students as a standalone. I purchased bottles of bubbles at Target. They were $3 for six bottles. you could also use the small party bubbles. You can get a 24 pack at Target for $4. I tied a ribbon around the bubbles and attached the printable. I laminated it so students could use it over and over.  Items you need to recreate this: Bubbles (regular or party size) Ribbon Bubble Breathing Exercise Tag To assemble, cut out the tags. You can print these on cardstock or laminate them so they are more durable. Punch a hole in

Mindfulness To-Go Kits

I'm super excited to share this Mindfulness To-Go kit with you! Our April PBIS theme is Mindfulness. I thought it would be great for students to have a tangible way to practice mindfulness at home! I made these Mindfulness To-Go kits so students could easily grab them and go!  The Mindfulness To-Go kit includes: ✨ Bubbles  ✨ Bubble Breathing Exercise ✨ Mindfulness Activities Card ✨ Grounding Activity ✨ Colored pencils ✨ Coloring Pages by The School Counselor is In (@theschoolcounselorisin) ✨ Outdoor Mindfulness Scavenger Hunt by The School Counselor is In (@theschoolcounselorisin) I gave a few of these kits out to students yesterday and I can't wait to hear if they found them helpful! My plan is to advertise the Mindfulness To-Go kits to students so they can pick them up and take them home. Everything you need to recreate this Mindfulness To-Go Kit is located in this folder or by clicking the image below. Things you will need to assemble the