Monday, August 27, 2012

Meet the Counselor

Last year, I found a great idea for introducing myself to my students. It worked so well that I decided to do it again this year! The original idea came from Wanda P., a school counselor on the ASCAScene web forum. (If you aren't a member of ASCA, I recommend it just for the discussion forum alone. It's been a lifesaver at times.)

I use Mrs. Potato Head to introduce the various parts of my job as Elementary School Counselor. I bring her in a bag to each class and have the kids help me put her back together again. As I take out each part, we talk about how that part helps me do my job. I created a handout that outlines what we go over in class and serves as a coloring page that students can give their parents to let them know who I am and what I do, too!

Click here to download a copy of the Mrs. Potato Head handout and lesson plan.


Click here to download a copy of Mr. Potato Head handout and lesson plan.
The kids love Mrs. Potato Head and I leave her up all year in my office
to remind the students what we talked about in class. It's a great way to start the new school year!