Marissa Rex at Elementary School Counseling Blog is hosting a wonderful linky party for school counselors. I have slowed down with my posting over the last couple months, and I am participating in this party as a way of energizing me into writing more this year!!
To be honest, I don't really have any blog features on my blog, because I only know how to use the bare basics of Blogger. I would love to learn more about creating headings and different features! I guess my best feature is my classroom guidance posts. I hope readers can come to my blog for many new and creative ideas.
My most popular blog post of 2012 was "A Smart Girl's Guide to Starting Middle School." This was a girl's small group that I created using the American Girl book and adding activities that helped my 5th grade girls prepare for middle school. Weekly topics included: Fresh Start: A New Mindset, A New School: Navigating Your Way Around, Subjects and Study Skills, Friends and Peer Pressure, and Bringing it all Together. This group was a huge success, and I know my girls entered middle school better prepared and with more confidence after completing these lessons!
I have found some of my best resources from reading school counseling blogs! There are so many out there that I read daily!! Thank you to all those counselors that share your amazing ideas and continue to energize me through your posts! If I had to pick my top 5, I'd say they are (in no particular order):
Elementary School Counseling
School Counselor Blog
Creative Elementary School Counselor
Scrapbook of a School Counselor
Savvy School Counselor
There are so many other great blogs that I religiously follow, I really feel bad only listing 5!
Happy New Year to everyone!