What is Counselor Mail and Why is it Important?

It has been almost two weeks since my last post. As much as I enjoy creating printables, there are two more important jobs that I tend to on a daily basis. One is that of a single mother, and the other is that of a school counselor. Now that school is in full swing, I am finding it somewhat difficult to create documents every week.

Today’s post is about something that I am super excited to implement in my school this year. School Counselor Mail! I bet you are wondering what counselor mail is and what’s so great about it. Well, by delivering mail to students I am letting them know that I appreciate them and it also helps me to get to know them better.

Counselor Mail Postcards

I can’t take complete credit for this idea. When researching ways to connect to my students, I came across this idea on the Elementary School Counseling website. Marissa explains how she delivers at least two pieces of mail to each of the 350 students at her school throughout the school year by delivering mail to one student per class per week.

Her dedication inspired me to do the same for my students. However, I have almost 800 students so my goal is to make sure every student has at least one piece of mail from me by the end of the school year. On the site you can download the template Marissa uses to deliver her mail. But I decided to go with something different.

Today’s post is about something that I am super excited to implement in my school this year. School Counselor Mail! I bet you are wondering what counselor mail is and what’s so great about it. Well, by delivering mail to students I am letting them know that I appreciate them and it also helps me to get to know them better.

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Why You Should Use Canva

Though I am new to blogging, one of the resources I am excited and happy to have stumbled upon is Canva. If you are a beginning blogger like me, you have searched and found a ton of blog how-to’s on Pinterest (click here to follow my Pinterest Blogging Board). I’m always saving posts on blogging! Well here are some of the ways I use Canva.com and why you should use it too.

Why I love Canva and you should too

I would visit all of these great websites about blogging with these awesome graphics and wonder, where are they getting these wonderful images from? Now, don’t get me wrong, there are a ton of other great websites to get images for free or for a fee, but Canva allows you to add your personal touch to their ready-made graphics.

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How to Organize Your School Assignments

Organization is a key ingredient to being a successful student. The sooner that this skill is learned the greater the impact it can have on student success.

Monthly Assignment Calendar

As the mother of a college freshmen and a middle school-aged child, I realized that as they progress through school, the required assignments tend to increase. I created the Monthly Assignment Calendar with that very thought in mind.

Okay, so I bet you are wondering, what is so special about this calendar. There are a ton of calendars out there to help students organize. I particularly love the Printable Student Binder created by Abby Lawson over at Just a Girl and her Blog.

Well, this calendar helps students stay on top of their homework, projects, tests, and other assignments that may be due each month for any subject area. It also helps with prioritizing. There is also a section for tracking grades or points earned for a particular assignment or test.

How can this calendar be used? It’s very simple! Students can just jot down their assignments for the month in the chart by date for all subject areas. They can also use the calendar to write in important activities, meetings, and occasions. The Monthly Assignment Calendar is a great addition to any student binder.

As the mother of a college freshmen and a middle school-aged child, I realized that as they progress through school, the required assignments tend to increase. I created the Monthly Assignment Calendar with that very thought in mind.

Okay, so I bet you are wondering, what is so special about this calendar. There are a ton of calendars out there to help students organize. I particularly love the Printable Student Binder created by Abby Lawson over at Just a Girl and her Blog.

Well, this calendar helps students stay on top of their homework, projects, tests, and other assignments that may be due each month for any subject area. It also helps with prioritizing. There is also a section for tracking grades or points earned for a particular assignment or test.

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Simplistic Teacher Binder Bundle

It’s finally here! I have finally finished my first printable and I couldn’t be more excited about it. In my last post, I explained how excited I was to discover my love for creating printable documents. I was actually working on my first one when it hit me, I enjoy doing this.

Simplistic Teacher Binder

For my first printable, I decided to create the ever-so-popular teacher binder. I’m a school counselor and I remember one of the first things I purchased from Teachers Pay Teachers (TpT) during my first year as a school counselor was an editable counselor binder that contained documents and calendars I could type events and dates into. I loved it because my handwriting is not the best and typing it in looks so much better.

Teachers love calendars and customized documents and so do I. This bundle can be edited to your liking. You can add your name to some of the forms, fill in your class roster, add events to the monthly calendar, or take notes during a staff meeting. Print what you need to make the ultimate teacher’s binder. And did I mention that the colors and graphics are simplistic and cute with a hint of pink? Well they are and trust me, you will look preppy showing up on the first day of school ready to rock and roll.

Everything you need and more is included in this binder. There are section dividers and tabs that work great together. I prefer to print my section dividers and tabs on card-stock for extra durability. But you can use any type of copy paper. All you have to do is attach the matching tab to the section divider to help you find your documents with ease. There are two binder spine options, one with the school year and one without the school year on it.
For my first printable, I decided to create the ever-so-popular teacher binder. I’m a school counselor and I remember one of the first things I purchased from Teachers Pay Teachers (TpT) during my first year as a school counselor was an editable counselor binder that contained documents and calendars I could type events and dates into. I loved it because my handwriting is not the best and typing it in looks so much better.

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