|*Image from ASCA|
Next week is your week! The time of the year when you should be recognized for all of the tears you help dry, the girl drama you help quell, the homework you help get turned in, the kids you help get clothed when they have no coat in 30 degree weather, the teachers you help calm down when they need to vent, the life lessons you help instill in children who need YOU..............................................
And I am celebrating next week because I love my job. Believe me, I have been in jobs I didn't love, and the difference is life changing. I am happy to have a job I love and will be celebrating!
So, fasten your seat belts because School Counseling Week 2015 is on the way, and we are going to have some fun! It all started last week when my staff got a memo from my co-counselor and me (right) outlining our activities.
We decided to incorporate Random Acts of Kindness Week (actually the week of Feb. 9th) with School Counseling Week as I mentioned in my previous post. Here is how we are involving our school in our Kindness Counts theme:
1- Students are creating Kindness Grams for staff members in art classes all week long. They will be delivered on Friday as a Random Act of Kindness to the wonderful teachers, administrators, and support staff at my school.
2- Students will be given RAK BINGO cards to complete during the week. The bingo cards are general so that all 1st-5th grade students can participate.
3- In media time, students will be able to write one of the Random Acts of Kindness they completed on a heart template, which will be added to our #RAKTIVIST bulletin board (below).
It may be hard to tell, but the bulletin board is complete with bobble head fairies, a kindness video QR code, and RAK ideas to share.
4- We are doing a Kindness Cocoa Bar for staff members before school on Wednesday morning---idea courtesy of my awesome intern Ashley Warren. I will share pics later, but one of our hot cocoa toppings to choose from is jumbo heart marshmallows....enough said! We also have a little candy treat for mailboxes on Monday in case some of our staff isn't available Wednesday morning.
5- Every class has made a class RAK mascot where they brainstormed kindness ideas and discussed the upcoming week. The mascots will be used to decorate the border of our bulletin board. Here are some examples that have already been turned in.
There are so many ideas for School Counseling Week if you look at the ASCA website or Pinterest board. Don't forget the ASCA photo challenge for February 4th! I also have my Random Acts of Kindness SCW Activity Pack available on TPT here for those who want to use it either week.
So, have fun, celebrate, and enjoy next week....you deserve it!
Happy Counseling! ~ Angela
Happy Counseling! ~ Angela
PS- I meant to share the great news that my school got RAMP last week.....cheers!