Many times throughout the school year, students will need and want to visit the school counselor to discuss their problems. I mentioned a form I use in a previous post which uses “rocks” to help describe the urgency of the referral.
My original form included pictures which I couldn’t post for distribution because of the copyright, so I chose a picture of a rock from a free clip art site, www.clker.com, for the purposes of sharing the form here. Click HERE to print the form.
Students can select one of the following options:
A Small Rock (See me soon!)
A Medium Rock (See me this week!)
A Large Rock (Urgent! See me as soon as possible!)
As I receive forms from students, I will write an appointment in my calendar and then write it on the form. Once I see the student, I will check or initial that the appointment has occurred for documentation purposes. I then store these forms by grade level in a plastic file organizer.
I also created a small 8.5 x 11 poster explaining and listing some examples. This helps so students don’t check “Large Rock” when they need to work on making friends or disagree with a teacher. This can be printed with a border or you can back it with a nice patterned paper. Click the picture below to print.
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