Freshman Year Planning Guide

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This product, Freshman Year Planning Guide, was created by Counselor Clique. Freshman Year Planning Folder Planning Guide is an engaging activity for your ninth-grade students! This packet contains a welcome letter and activities to do with your ninth-grade students. This school counseling takeaway resource is ready to print and put in the hands of high school ninth-grade students. Start this at the beginning of the year with your back-to-school activities, and work through these objectives with your ninth graders. They'll fill in their own folder and keep it for future conversations with parents and school counselors.

No prep is needed for the school counselor, just print and decide if you want to hole punch and put in binders/folders or have it bound. This resource is NOT editable.

*A DIGITAL COMPONENT is now a part of this planning guide resource for Google Slides. Add this resource to your Google Classroom/any password-protected portal for students. Text boxes are included on each page for typing; instructions for adding resources to Google Classroom are included.

What's Included?

It is a complete 14 page, downloadable PDF ready to print out and hand to your freshman students. The entire set is black and white because it includes areas to color in and doodle. This set includes everything you see in the cover picture and previews:

  • Welcome Letter: a 1-page welcome letter signed by "Your School Counselor."
  • Dear Future Me: 2 pages for students to fill in the blanks in ninth grade... give this back to them during their senior year and watch the reactions! Priceless!
  • SMART Goal Setting: 3 pages includes guided fill-in-the-blanks to set one academic, one career, and one social/emotional goal for the school year.
  • Who Am I?: 1 page included reflecting on the social/emotional realm of your ninth graders' worlds. Open-ended questions can jump-start future conversations with your students.
  • Timeline: 1-page checklist of things to be doing in the ninth grade in preparation for life after high school.
  • Practice Resume: 3 pages include a practice resume to fill in categories like work and volunteer experience and more.

Is This Aligned with the ASCA Mindsets and Behaviors?

YES! These activities crosswalk with MANY of the ASCA Mindsets and Behaviors, and two of the activities include ASCA aligned lesson plans.

How Can I Use This?

  • small groups focused on academic or social/emotional success
  • classroom lessons: Freshman Success
  • classroom lessons: special education transitional activities
  • classroom lessons: Into to 9th Grade, Meet the Counselor
  • lunch and learns

If I Liked This Resource, What Else Might I Like?

Check out the Digital Bundle of School Counseling Resources, the Digital Bundle of School Counseling Resources 2, the Sophomore Planning Bundle, Junior Planning Bundle, and Senior Planning Bundle.

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