Friday, February 8, 2013
National School Counseling Week Link Party
I had so much fun this week getting my students to enjoy NSCW! This was the first year I really did anything in my building. I mainly did 3 activities:
Activity #1: I did a Daily Video Message and sent it out to each classroom. The students and staff had fun watching them. Each message I used ideas from the ASCA website and also made up some of my own. I also did a daily challenge for my students. The video that was the biggest hit was the song I wrote to the tune of YMCA. Click here to watch it on YouTube.
Activity #2: I held a Penny-a-thon with the money raised going to MADD in honor of my friend Barbara Gruener who was hit by a drunk driver in January. The kids had a great time bringing in their pennies. I offered a prize to the class who brought in the most "pennies". The winning class will receive an EXTRA 30 minute guidance class packed full of FUN!!!
Activity #3: To thank my staff for promoting the videos and the penny-a-thon, I thanked them with a table full of fresh fruit, chocolate dip, crackers and spinach dip. They loved it and it was a great healthy way to say thanks for all they do to help make my job easier.
This week has been a blast!!!! I had so many great comments from my students on the videos and requests to make more. So.....my goal is to do a weekly video message. I will post them on my blog to share when they are finished. I also learned so many great ideas from other school counselors that I can't wait for next year when we celebrate NSCW!