In grades 3-5, we tossed the "Get to Know You Ball" around, which has many questions on it to get to know the students; such as, "Do you have any brothers or sisters?" or "What is your favorite activity to do?" The kids answered whatever question their thumb landed on as they tossed the ball and caught it. It was great to get to learn more about each of them! After that, I wanted them to get to know more about my job as a school counselor, so I got out my School Counselor First Aid Kit and we talked about how all the objects in the kit could help me to do my job. For example, the band-aid I had in the kit can be used to help "heal wounds that are on the inside", or "patch up the hurt and bad feelings". The toothpick in the kit can be used to "pick out your problems," so we can work together to solve them.
What a fun week!! Look for me to post at least once a week to update you on what we learned for the week, or other important information!