It’s Almost Back to School Time!

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In just three more weeks, I will be back at my school preparing to see my students and starting a brand new school year.  Regardless of how much I love my summer break (and I mean LOVE…), there is something exciting about starting over with a fresh, clean slate!  It’s time to start thinking about setting up my office and planning for the school year.  Here are a few things I want to share again to get you thinking about ideas to incorporate at your school.

A few years ago, I shared how I made this Crafty Character Trait Collage.  If you’re like me and enjoy being “crafty” from time to time, this is a fun project to take on.  It’s just a matter of finding stickers and letters that appeal to you, scrapbook paper and a little time.  Check out this post if you’d like more information on how to create one yourself.  Walmart continues to sell these exact same frames in black and brown.

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I plan to continue my College and Career Spotlight bulletin board this school year.  As I shared in January, half of the board highlights colleges and universities and half spotlights an individual career cluster.  Although I didn’t get through many schools during the last school year, the staff at my school was very helpful with supplying school paraphernalia for their Alma Maters. I’m looking forward to spotlighting more this year.

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I have really loved using the book Mrs. Joyce Gives the Best High Fives with my students.  This book helps facilitate everything you’ll want to touch on during your meet the counselor lessons or new student groups.

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Finally, for anyone looking to add to your school counseling resources, starting at midnight tonight, the annual site-wide TpT Back to School Sale will be underway.  The sale will run through Tuesday, August 2nd.  During those two days, you can save 28% on all the resources in my TpT store.  All you need to do is use the Promo Code:  BestYear for the complete discount.

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The Savvy Files Series

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Savvy Files SeriesI am excited to launch The Savvy Files Series.  This ongoing series is a group of “file” activities created around various school counseling topics.  Most of the packs will include both a primary and intermediate version.  I have said, and will continue to say in each pack – you of course know your students best and will know which version is most suited for their specific needs.  In my mind, primary may be used for K-2.  Intermediate may be used for grades 2-5.  As a former second grade teacher, I feel as though second grade falls right in between and can go either way in some situations.

These activities are great for all methods of delivery:  Classroom counseling, small groups and individual sessions.  You may choose to prep them ahead of time for your smaller sessions , but only if you want to.  The general idea is for students to do the creating.

So far, five “Files” have been released.  Be sure to download The Friendship Files – FREEBIE from my store.  This pack is free to give everyone the full idea of how the packs are set up.  This pack only contains an intermediate version.

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This series is ongoing and each of the packs will be released as they are completed.  So far, along with The Friendship Files, I have released The Bully Buster Files, The Meet the Counselor Files, The New Student Files and The Respect Files.  A list of forthcoming files is included in the FREEBIE.  I also ask that you email me with any ideas you may have for future Savvy Files packs.

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It’s a Cyber Smile Sale!

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Tomorrow is Cyber Monday!  So the Savvy School Counselor Store is participating in the Teachers pay Teachers Site-wide sale.  The sale begins tonight at 12:01 A.M. (November 30) and will run until 11:59 P.M. on Tuesday, December 1. During those two days, you can save 28% on all items in my store.  All you need to do is use the Promo Code: SMILE for the complete discount.  These discounts will be in addition to my already discounted combo and bundled packs.

Just click the photo above to visit my store!

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One Day Sale

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A one day site-wide TpT sale  will begin at midnight tonight:  August 19th.   For one day, you can save 28% on all items in my store and most other stores on TpT.  All you need to do is use the Promo Code:  MORE15 for the complete discount.

Just click the photo above to visit my store!

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Back to School Sale!!

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I’m excited to announce the next site-wide TpT sale happening at midnight tonight:  August 3rd.  The sale will run through Tuesday, August 4th.  During those two days, you can save 28% on all items in my store and most other stores on TpT.  All you need to do is use the Promo Code:  BTS15 for the complete discount.  I will be continuing the sale in my store through Wednesday, August 5th.  Please Note:  The promo code will no longer work on August 5th.  You will receive a 20% discount only on Wednesday.

Just click the photo above to visit my store!

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A New Savvy Look and Sale

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Blog Button - New2I’ve updated my button and tweaked the “look” of my blog page.  Can you tell what’s different?  I’ve moved from stripes to polka dots!  I wanted a little change without making too much of a change…at least for now.

I’m excited to announce the next site-wide TpT sale happening at midnight tonight:  May 5.  The sale will run through Wednesday, May 6.  During those two days, you can save 28% on all items in my store and most other stores on TpT.  All you need to do is use the Promo Code:  ThankYou for the complete discount.  However, I will be continuing the sale in my store through Thursday, May 7.  Please Note:  The promo code will no longer work on May 7.  You will receive a 20% discount only on Thursday.

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Stick around!  You can follow Savvy School Counselor with free email updates.  You can also follow my  TpT Store to keep up with my latest products and freebies.