Mrs. Joyce Gives the Best High Fives is an excellent book to introduce your role as a School Counselor. Book can be purchased separately. This download includes fun games and activities to help students understand the job responsibilities of a School Counselor.
Introduction to the School Counselor:
5 pages of job responsibilities of the School Counselor. Can be used as a review of services the School Counselor provides.
About the School Counselor High 5 Game- For older students.
Hang A, B, C, D handprints on white board (or, push desk or in front of the room and lay A,B,C,D on desk). Divide class into 2 teams. Read scenario (18 total) about the role of the School Counselor. Once scenario is read, say GO. The student who high 5’s the hand with the correct answer gets a point for their team. The team with the most points wins. To avoid having students run into each other, each team can have their own set of A-D hands.
High 5 Behavior Game- For younger students.
Cut out High 5 hands and tape to straw. Allow each student have a High 5 straw. Cut positive/negative behavior pictures out. Show positive and negative behavior pictures (20 total) to students. If picture is showing a positive behavior, students hold up High 5 straws. Or, students can tap their neighbor’s straw to give a High 5.
Introduction to the School Counselor Interactive Brochure:
Students can color and complete activities as an introduction to the School Counselor. Both boy and girl versions are included. Assembly of brochure: Print double sided and fold on dotted lines.
See the School Counselor Pass/Confidentiality Agreement:
See the School Counselor Passes are used for teachers to give students wishing to see the School Counselor. Confidentiality poster can be hung up in office to remind students that what is said in counseling sessions is confidential except in cases of them being hurt, hurting others, or hurting themselves.
High 5 Handout
Students color or write 5 ways the School Counselor can help them. They can keep that as a handout to remind them of the lesson taught. Or, you can staple all handprints to make a bulletin board.