Category: Lunch Bunch

5 Awesome Games to Help Connect with Students Virtually

There is no doubt that our students love playing games. Some of my favorite sessions are spent playing games with students and intertwining counseling skills, of course!   Playing games is a great way to make connections with students. Not only is it fun, but you are building social skills,

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Easing Test Anxiety and Stress as a School Counselor

Help!  Our kids are stressing about the test! Have you heard this plea from the teachers in your building?  I know I have!  Because I don’t have my own classroom, it’s also hard to sometimes address this on a full-scale need.  There are some kids that always seem to be

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100 Affirmations To Help Build Self-Esteem and Self-Confidence

Affirmations are words we say to ourselves to affirm our self-worth.   What we tell ourselves reinforces our self-esteem and can be either positive or negative.  It’s important to help our students build a positive mindset.  Our mindsets becomes our belief systems about ourselves and if we work at telling ourselves positive affirmations,

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Be The Change — A Lesson on Empathy

It’s important to help students understand the importance of empathy–especially with the recent natural disasters, the shootings, and the political climate.  One song I love that reminds me of this premise is Michael Jackson’s “Man In The Mirror”.   If you want to make changes, you have to look at

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Our Hidden Beauty

My lunch bunch groups were talking about what makes us special and unique.  Here is a recent lesson that I did with them that teaches about looking beyond our first glance and looking deeper.To begin, I had students take a piece of paper and their favorite color marker.  I asked

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Friendship BINGO

We have been talking about the qualities of a good friend in Lunch Bunch for the past two weeks and I wanted to be able to review what we learned that was fun before moving on to another topic.  As a result I made this Friendship BINGO game.  My kids

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Student Reflection and Data Collection

We all need to reflect.  What has worked; what hasn’t.  What do I need to remember to do again or what needs to be tweaked a bit.  I like to ask the students what they feel has worked for them and what they have liked.  I think we all do

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Project STOP–Lessons From Lunch Bunch

I know I haven’t posted in a while, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been busy here with different activities for my students.  My Lunch Bunch kids have been working on multiple projects for several weeks now.  One of these projects is our STOP sign project.I found some nice poster

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