This FREE resource gives students an opportunity to share information about themselves in hopes of making connections with others in the classroom.

Classroom Friendship Puzzle (FREE)

End of Year Teacher Thank You Gift - Free Printable Kid Questionnaire

Thank You for Being a Great Teacher End of Year Gift - Student Survey

Activities to help students learn about honesty!

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Have You Filled a Bucket Today? Activity Packet

I-Statements Empathy Feelings Elementary Counseling Game

Elementary School Counselor Introduction Lesson

Musings of a Middle School Counselor: Glitter & Gossip- classroom lesson on rumors and gossip

Musings of a Middle School Counselor: Glitter & Gossip

Tattling vs. Telling from ZoeCohen on - - Great practice and review to help students understand the difference between tattling to get someone in trouble and telling when there is a real problem!

Tattling vs. Telling from ZoeCohen on (1 page)

Free First Day of School Activity: Back to School Bingo ~ Back to School Activity

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Teaching young students about MLK Day is very important, yet it can be difficult to explain to students how things used to be long ago when there was segregation. Read this blog post for some great ideas.

123kteacher blog : Getting Ready for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Negative words, behaviors and actions were written on heavy rocks and then added to a bucket that a child was holding to show the effects of how negative words and actions can weigh you down.

It's Bucket Filling Time!

Perfect free printable for back to school: Goal Setting for Kids!

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Quiet Cooperation Games for Kindergarten the 1st Grade

Quiet Cooperation Games for Kindergarten & the 1st Grade | eHow

Classroom Guide: The Dot and Ish by Peter H. Reynolds | Scribd

Classroom Guide: The Dot and Ish by Peter H. Reynolds

Lessons to go with Julia Cook's books!

Corkboard Connections: Cooking Up a Caring Classroom

Soft and Hard Words - must do! I'll adjust this so I can use it when I teach kids about "flexible" thinking using The Zones as well as Superflex Curriculum.

Blog Hoppin': Soft and hard words

text-to-self writing activity to go with the book lacey walker nonstop talker.

Lacey Walker Nonstop Talker.pdf - Google Drive

Teaching kids how to make friends

Teaching Kids to Make Friends -

Lesson 1 in responsibility unit- match the responsibility with the environment. Contact me for lesson plans and worksheets. -Samara School counseling - guidance lessons

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Great mini-lesson on goal setting using balls and baskets

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Four Corners: A Cooperative Learning Strategy (Post 4 of 5)

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Through alternative formative assessment, teachers can check for student understanding without falling back on the pop quiz.

Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding


{Back to School Activity} The Crayon Box That Talked

Cooperation Lesson: For Kindergarten, we read Swimmy by Leo Lionni. The students really liked learning about all of the different sea creatures Swimmy encounters as he goes on his journey. We discussed how each fish by him or herself were too scared to swim around and could not scare away the big fish, but together they were able to be brave and keep the larger fish away. Each student then colored their own fish and I put them together to form a larger fish.

The Crafty Counselor: April Virtue: Cooperation

First Grade Wow: Me and My Community

First Grade Wow: Me and My Community

Lesson on how hurtful words can be

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