Yesterday, I realized that I just needed to take a moment and regroup. The week has been crazy....we had over a foot of snow here in Juneau which made driving scary and dangerous, many of my 'high needs' kids at work were in crisis, talk of major budget cuts within the district has weighed heavy on the minds of so many of my co-workers, friends and family members have been sick and on Friday I had to take my cat to the vet. I'm sure I could write a sappy country song if I really wanted but instead I decided to head out to the Airport Trail with my dog in order to unwind. It was beautiful out there and as I fought against the chilly wind I found the craziness of the week slowly disappearing.
Friday, January 27, 2012
Sunday, January 15, 2012
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.|
|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.|
Thanks for visiting my counseling room! I hope you have a chance to check out Danielle's blog as well.
Saturday, January 7, 2012
Friday couldn't have come soon enough! After a long and exhausting week all I wanted to do was head home and put on some sweats but it was the first Friday of the month and in Juneau we have what's called First Friday or Gallery Walk. It's a day where local artists can display their artwork in some of the downtown stores. It's a great time for Juneauites to meet up with their friends, check out the artwork downtown and catch up over appetizers and drinks.
Last night our adventure took us to one of my favorite stores in Juneau (Trove) where we saw a few of my students from school. One of the students was excited to show off her new Parrot and let me hold him. After that we headed to the Hangar for some appetizers and drinks. It was a great way to end the week and kick off the weekend!
Sunday, January 1, 2012
We look forward to a new year that is full of love and happiness. Happy 2012!!