The Middle School Counselor: Icebreakers
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The Middle School Counselor: Icebreakers. Clear stones (buy at Jo-Ann's or Michael's) with question on it. Student answers the stone they picked.
The Middle School Counselor: Icebreakers Or you can write nice things on the bottom and just give it to students!
The Middle School Counselor: Icebreakers- you could use these for time fillers/finished work
The Middle School Counselor: Icebreakers.....or just dinner time conversation
The Middle School Counselor: Icebreakers.....use with Mix It Up lunch
The Middle School Counselor: Icebreakers question stones
A great middle school idea for conversation starters....
Ice Breaker for Groups! Easy to make and fun!
Middle School Counselor: Icebreaker Stones
Teach skills for group counseling so kids will get the most out of the experience #scchat
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Ideas on how to teach kids, HOW to work in a group effectively.
Teaching Group Skills So You Can Teach Skills in a Group
Teaching skills through group counseling
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group skills kids (younger)
Social skill groups
Group Expectations. I really liked this poster because it's fun and pleasant to look at. I think it's important to have classroom rules and expectations up around the classroom so the students have reminders about acceptable behavior. I would probably hang this by a group work area in a classroom for a younger grade. -Joanne Jablonski
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Cooperative Group Expectations-This is great for those times when kids are creating skits in small groups!
I dont like the font or colors.... but good cooperating groups poster
Classroom sign for encouraging effective group work practices
Cooperative Group Expectations anchor chart
Cooperative Group Poster
Group work poster
For small groups to show how many sessions are left, helps students to visualize & understand that the group will eventually end. May make "ending" easier for both us & the students.
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"Here is an idea that might be helpful for small groups. Each time the group meets, I add a petal or a bubble. The flower is for my Girls/friendship groups, and the fish is for my Families In Separate Homes group. It is a helpful visual for the children so they know how many sessions are left, and helpful for me as a conscious reminder of where we are in our groups!"
Here is an idea that might be helpful for small groups. Each time the group meets, I add a petal or a bubble. The flower is for my Girls/friendship groups.
For small groups to show how many sessions are left, helps students to visualize & understand that the group will eventually end. May make "ending" easier for both us & the students.---like this visual for termination
School Counseling from A-Z-Helpful tip for small groups. Each time group meets add a petal or bubble tp picture as a visual reminder to students.
Tool for small groups--a visual reminder of how many sessions are left.
School Counseling from A-Z: Helpful tool for Small groups!
Helpful tools for small groups (elementary)
Scrapbook of a School Counselor: Check In, Check Out
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Structure for small groups- gauge how they feel when entering group and leaving.
Scrapbook of a School Counselor: Check In, Check Out: muito interessante!
Group organization Scrapbook of a School Counselor: Check In, Check Out
Scrapbook of a School Counselor: Check In, Check Out for small groups
Check In, Check Out (structuring small group counseling)
Scrapbook of a School Counselor: Group Structure
Check In, Check Out: for small groups
Small Group Check In, Check Out
Group activity -bounce back in life
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Super Bouncy Balls | Crafts for Kids | PBS Parentsor each ball that you make, you'll need: 1 T. white glue 1/2 tsp. borax powder (can be found in the laundry detergent aisle of most grocery/department stores) food coloring 3 T. cornstarch 4 T. warm water
Super Bouncy Balls - http://www.pbs.org/parents/crafts-for-kids/super-bouncy-balls/. For each ball that you make, you'll need: 1 T. white glue 1/2 tsp. borax powder food coloring 3 T. cornstarch 4 T. warm water
Super Bouncy Balls - http://www.pbs.org/parents/crafts-for-kids/super-bouncy-balls/
Super Bouncy Balls--Who knew that kids could make their own bouncy balls at home?!
Make your own bouncy balls... Borax, glue, cornstarch, water and food coloring.
How to make your own Super Bouncy Balls! For real! It is from PBS!
DIY Super Bouncy Balls | Crafts for Kids | PBS Parents
Bouncy Ball DIY Kids science
Homemade Super Bouncy Balls
Pop up hats made out of paper plates - too cute!
Pop up hats made out of paper plates - kids craft idea for Valentines day @Sarah Koelbl if you do these kinds of things. Pop up heart hats! cute.
Pop up hats made out of paper plates - kids craft idea for Valentines day. For preschoolers... Or for kiddos that need to work on final /t/ (haT)
Valentine Craft Paper Plate Valentines Day Hat Craft From Paper Plates Alphamom
Paper plate heart hats! - we have valentines craft for Layne's class!!
A simple #Valentines day craft for the kids. #kidscraft
Paper plate heart hats! Valentine's craft? So cute!
Paper Plate Heart Hats! Don't click on the picture!
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Paper plate heart hats! #crafts
A School Counselor Friendship Lunch Bunch Linky Party
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A School Counselor Friendship Lunch Bunch Linky Party - The Helpful Counselor
Welcome new students with the promise of a bright year!
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What a cute idea!!! Can use for end of year gifts instead of beginning of year. They are glow sticks with a tag from the teacher wishing the students a 'bright' year for the first day of school.
What a cute idea!!! They are glow sticks with a tag from the teacher wishing the students a bright year for the first day of school. Love it! | Get all the glowsticks necklaces, LED toys, and glow sticks at https://www.festguru.com/go/glowsticks/
Back to school gifts with glow sticks - "We're going to have a bright year!" Fun to hand out at home visits.
First day of school Student Gifts - glowsticks - We're going to have a bright year! Welcome to 2nd grade...so cute!
Cute student gift idea - glow stick and a "bright year"
Beginning of year Idea using glow sticks
1st day of school classroom-ideas
back to school idea-glow sticks
The Middle School Counselor: Kindness Hearts--Lunch Bunch Project from www.themiddlescho...
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The Middle School Counselor: Kindness Hearts--Lunch Bunch Project This could work as a thankfulness heart wreath for Thanksgiving or an "I love mommy or daddy because...and the child's picture could be placed in the middle...
The Middle School Counselor: Kindness Hearts--Lunch Bunch Project- For Find a Fabulous Friend ideas, L?
Mine: The Middle School Counselor: Kindness Hearts--Lunch Bunch Project from www.themiddleschoolcounselor.blogspot.com
The Middle School Counselor: Kindness Hearts--Lunch Bunch Project This could be used as a "Getting to Know You" activity with the hearts used to list "my favorite things"
The Middle School Counselor: Kindness Hearts--Lunch Bunch Project from www.themiddleschoolcounselor.blogspot.com Could be a great Valentine's Day activity
The Middle School Counselor: Kindness Hearts--Lunch Bunch Project. Could also use with a grief group
Kindness Hearts-Lunch Bunch Project from www.themiddleschoolcounselor.blogspot.com:
The Middle School Counselor: Kindness Hearts--Lunch Bunch Project
A years worth of counseling group lessons for 5th-8th graders
Cry Finally, Inner Strength, Boy Grew, Keep Going, My Son, Women Cry, Little Boys
A little boy asked his mother, “Why are you crying?” “Because I’m a woman,” she told him. “I don’t understand,” he said. His Mom just hugged him and said, “And you never will.” Later the little boy asked his father, “Why does mother seem to cry for no reason?” “All women cry for no reason,” was all his dad could say. The little boy grew up and became a man, still wondering why women cry. Finally he put in a call to God. When God got on the phone, he asked, “God, why do women cry so easily?” God said, “When I made the woman she had to be special. I made her shoulders strong enough to carry the weight of the world, yet gentle enough to give comfort. I gave her an inner strength to endure childbirth and the rejection that many times comes from her children. I gave her a hardness that allows her to keep going when everyone else gives up, and take care of her family through sickness and fatigue without complaining. I gave her the sensitivity to love her children under any and all circumstances, even when her child has hurt her very badly. I gave her strength to carry her husband through his faults and fashioned her from his rib to protect his heart. I gave her wisdom to know that a good husband never hurts his wife, but sometimes tests her strengths and her resolve to stand beside him unfalteringly. And finally, I gave her a tear to shed. This is hers exclusively to use whenever it is needed.” “You see my son,” said God, “the beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman must be seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart - the place where love resides.” Author: Unknown
great to use with a new counseling group
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Who Are You survey to give to the students at the beginning of the year...then hold onto for end of year project too! Adding on to my already in place Important Book Project!
Great beginning of the year/end of the year activity - I'll make my own survey with similar questions
Classroom Freebies: A few beginning of the year printables for you!#Repin By:Pinterest++ for iPad#
Classroom Freebies: A few beginning of the year printables for you! classroomfreebies.com
Beginning of the year survey to give to students, then use for end of the year gift
Classroom Freebies: A few beginning of the year printables for you!
Beginning of the Year meet End of the Year Activity
beginning of the year survey for students
Student Survey BOY
Group counseling invitations are a great way to welcome students to participate in your counseling program. I like killing multiple birds (not just one or two) with one stone. Invitations are simple but hard-working! Group counseling invitations are good for: Welcoming students to the group Reminding students of the start …
Group Counseling Invitation - School Counseling
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Group Counseling Invitations: Kick off school counseling groups with a warm welcome! « The Helpful Counselor
Group counseling invitations are a great way to welcome students to participate in your counseling program. I like killing multiple birds (not just one or two) with one stone. Invitations are simple but hard-working! Group counseling invitations are good for: … Continue reading →
Group counseling invitations are a great way to welcome students to participate in your counseling program.
Group Counseling Invitation: Welcome to School Counseling Groups | The Helpful Counselor
Group Counseling Invitations: Kick off school counseling groups with a warm welcome.
Group Counseling Invitation: Welcome to School Counseling Groups
What should go in a group counseling invitation/intro letter
Lots of great ideas for counseling on this site
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Scrapbook of a School Counselor: Feeling Pinwheels breathing exercise for stress
Feeling Pinwheels ~ Scrapbook of a School Counselor
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deep breathing pinwheels
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cooperative activities for groups- Veggie tales theme, but easily adaptable to public schools
VeggieTales Madame Blueberry Veg-O-Rama Jukebox Sing Along Song Vol 10
i do love veggietales-Amazing Group Activities
VeggieTales Madame Blueberry.
Self-Esteem Elementary Counseling Group Theme. 5 printables for group sessions.
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The coolest website for teachers and counselors with lots of awesome discussion starters/free printables!
FREE Printables from MakeBeliefsComix.com! Self esteem and planning for elementary school
MakeBeliefsComix.com Educational Printables! More than 350 printables organized by topic.
Free printables for group or individual therapy on various themes.
One of the hundreds of free printables at MakeBeliefsComix.com
FREE Printables from MakeBeliefsComix.com!
Self-Esteem Elementary Counseling (Comic)
Monthly Student Led Bully Prevention Lunch | Alton Middle School | 6th graders participate in monthly discussions on ways to prevent bullying and how to promote a safe and welcoming school environment. These lunch periods are student led, which allows for open, honest discussion about the issue. Students learn appropriate responses to bullying and a common language for preventing bullying as well as having fun activities, such as making anti-bullying slogans.
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Interesting idea to promote anti-bullying; this starts and encourages discussion between peers and mentors.
Promising Practices Spotlight: Alton Middle School
Monthly Student Led Bully Prevention Lunch
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Respect Foldable- 4 Flaps
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Use a foldable to teach a character trait such as respect. Use with the MG 5 for this year!
Use a foldable to teach September Character Trait for respect.
Use a foldable to teach a character trait such as respect.
This is how I show respect: Classroom Guidance on Respect
Use a foldable to teach character traits or citizenship
A Very Respectful Foldable | Savvy School Counselor
First week of school: teaching respect flapbook
Character Traits Foldable- 4 Flaps
Great circle time activity for working w/ good behavior/social skills.....I've gotta try this one.
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Behavior/Social Skills 'game'. Decide which items is jar are good or poor with thumbs up or thumbs down
Great circle time activity for working w/ good behavior/social skills.....I've gotta try this one. My kids thought it was a cool "game"
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Great circle time activity for working w/ good behavior/social skills.....Love it.
Behavior/Social Skills - Kids will enjoy pulling from the jar.
Activity for working w/ good behavior/social skills.
Behavior/Social Skills & Listening Skills!
Behavior/Social Skills idea
Good Back to School Idea!
DIY "Magic Slushies" - last session celebration activity
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"Magic Slushies" without the kit from TV. No crushed ice, just salt, Kool-Aid, and one minute of time.
DIY "Magic Slushies" without the kit from TV. No crushed ice, just salt, Kool-Aid, and one minute of time. May have just found the best pin ever. I COULD MAKE THIS WITH CRYSTAL LIGHT O_O
DIY "Magic Slushies"- NFreeze bag of salt saturated water in a quart bag overnight. Next day put frozen salt ice bag (closed) in a galloon freezer bag. Pour in Kool-Aid, and shake for one minute of time. Koolaid turns to slushie as you watch (keep ice sealed quart in bag so theres no salt in slushie). Link has pics and "why" it works
DIY "Magic Slushies" without the kit from TV. No crushed ice! Just salt, water, and Kool-Aid. May have just found the best pin ever, could even use fruit juice instead of Kool-Aid!
DIY guide to making "Magic Slushies". Secret ingredient that's not so secret anymore AND a bit of the science that's behind it. What more could I ask for?
GONNA HAVE TO TRY THIS. DIY "Magic Slushies" without the kit from TV. No crushed ice, just salt, Kool-Aid, and one minute of time. May have just found the best pin ever
DIY "Magic Slushies". No crushed ice, just salt, Kool-Aid, and one minute
Best DIY slushie recipe ever. Only requires salt, water, and juice.
(baby) oil and constuction paper..... beautiful suncatcher!
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Oil Sun Catcher materials: Construction paper, Bowl, Marker, Scissors, Baby oil, Water, Small plastic container, Cotton swabs. Instructions: Cut out a circle ; Pour a little oil in a bowl. ; Have the child dip their q-tip and draw a design on the circle. ; Hang the design in a window and watch it glow in the light.
"oil sun catcher"- trace and cut out construction paper circle. Dip cotton swab in baby oil and use it to make designs on the paper.
baby oil sun catchers Oil Sun Catcher via education.com materials: Construction paper Bowl Marker Scissors Baby oil Water Small plastic container Cotton swabs instructions: Cut out a circle Pour a little oil in a bowl. Have students use cotton swabs to draw a picture. Put against window- what's happened?
sun catchers with construction paper and baby oil. How is is that for a preschool art project!
baby oil traced with cotton swabs on construction paper suncatcher -- gotta try this!
construction paper & baby oil suncatchers! Fun art project!
DIY Suncatcher: Baby Oil on Paper
Adorable homemade suncatchers
oil sun catcher - kids craft
More ways to celebrate the end of a therapy group for kids.
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New Year's Crafts Dazzle guests with these fun and easy New Year's Eve party favors and decorations.
looks like fun for the kiddos (directions here:http://www.bhg.com/holidays/new-years/crafts/new-years-party-favorites/)
New Year's Crafts You'll be set to celebrate with these easy projects that add lots of sparkle to your New Year's Eve party.
Sparkling New Year's Crafts
New Year's Party Favors
New Year's Crafts
The Habit of Listening; Games that Encourage Listening