Yes, I have jumped on the BOOed Bandwagon. If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you will know that I really try to create a warm and caring environment–both for my students and our staff.I was at Target yesterday and found these cute You’ve Been Booed candy bars.
NYS ELA testing for grades 3-8 has begun. I updated my signs for testing in progress and copies one I saw on Pinterest. I enclosed it with our testing supplies. In each of the boxes are tests, answers sheets, directions, roster, and a proctoring duties form. They also contain extra
To start our week off, I made small notes for everyone’s mailbox. The picture above is today’s message. In addition, I will be going into lunch periods to mix and mingle with the students. For them I have this Word Scramble. I’m asking students to return it completed to my
Today was the first day for ELA testing. It’s a good thing we started getting everything ready early, because it is a big job to get everything organized. To start the day, our kids walked into the building with a little surprise. My kids and I came back to the
Most School Counselors act as Testing Coordinators. I have been a coordinator for the ACTs, PSAT, PLAN, APs, and now NYS grade 5-8 ELA and Math Assessments. I hate testing but it is a necessary evil. How can you be a great testing coordinator? It’s easy; plan ahead, expect last
Today was our Colleague Appreciation Day, and it was a HUGE success. People were hanging out by their mailboxes looking for a smile to wear. In a previous post, I showed you the poster that I put in every one’s mailbox and promised I’d post about how it went. Well, I
What’s the difference between a positive work environment and one where people go just to collect a paycheck? One where every employee feels valued, respected, and an important part of the team. Positive work environments don’t just happen, they take time to develop. They are made and not born. They
Being a School Counselor means not only working with students, but all persons in your building. Our district is lucky that we are a part of a Teachers’ Center, and not only are we lucky to be a part of it, we are lucky enough to have it hosted in