Sunday, January 15, 2012

A sneak peek into my work life....

A fellow school counselor and blogger, Danielle, wrote a "show and tell" blog about her school counseling office and invited others to do the same. I thought this was a great idea and wanted to join in on the fun. I've been having a great time reading her blog and following her on pinterest and facebook. It's been fun sharing ideas with other school counselors who are just as excited and in love with their jobs as I am.
With that said....welcome to my room!

This is my "play" area complete with books, a dollhouse, castle and rice bucket.

This is a resource board for teachers which has information about different types of behaviors and interventions that they can use in the classroom.

Each class comes to my room for 45 minutes once a week. In order to try to manage behaviors every class has a star. Once they earn 5 stars they can have free choice in my room and then they move on to a different colored star.

This is the area of my room where I do most of my teaching. Kids come in and sit on the lines for the lesson then we get up and move around for the activity. In order to save space I do not have any tables or desks set up for the kids. They use clipboards and lay/sit on the floor when we do writing or drawing activities.

My desk...I keep lots of photos on my wall to remind me of how lucky I am to have such great friends and family in my life, a large cup of coffee nearby to give me enough energy to keep up with the kids and a box of tissues on my desk because.... well...because I'm a counselor

Problem solving board. When kids come to talk to me about a problem we often look at the board and I help them choose which solution they'd like to try.

Photo board outside of my classroom. It says "MRCS Eagles are doing great things!". This is where I post all the pictures of our students that have been in the local paper.

This resource board is also outside of my classroom and is intended for teachers and parents. The folders contain  Big Brother/Big Sister applications, a list of activities to do in Juneau, a list of local counselors, homeless information and other community resources. On the right hand side are brochures from Yardsticks which list the average behaviors and milestones children should reach in each grade (K-5).  

Thanks for visiting my counseling room! I hope you have a chance to check out Danielle's blog as well.

1 comment:

  1. Wow!! You're room is amazing! I'm graduating this year and your room/set up is an inspiration!


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