My 3 January Must Dos with Students

Heading back after Winter Break is always a whirlwind for me. Where do I even start? Who do I see first? Where did we leave off? To get my footing and help set my students up for success, I focus on 3 main areas with them for a refresh. Keep reading to find my 3 January counseling activities that are musts for me!

These are my 3 must do January Counseling Activities! We review expectations, set goals, and work on our mindset!

January Counseling Activities

1. Expectation Review

After a long break from school, it’s always a good idea to review expectations. This will look different at each school, but I keep it simple. With my Kindergarteners, we review our specific school behavior expectations with our school acronym and then play a fun review game. Behavior BINGO is my go-to! Read more here on my blog about what our whole classroom counseling lesson looks like.

Resources to Help:

Behavior BINGO

Social Skills Group Curriculum

Kindergarten Behavior Expectations Lesson: how we review academic and success behavior expectations after a long winter break!

2. Goal Setting

With my individual students, we spend some time talking about what went well before break and where we want to improve. We set measurable behavior goals with a plan for checking in to talk about progress. Read more about what this looks like here on my blog.

Resources to Help

Daily Goal Folder

SMART Goals Lesson

These are my 3 must do January Counseling Activities! We review expectations, set goals, and work on our mindset!

3. Mindset Refresh

Most of my students do New Years goal setting in their classrooms with their teachers, so I focus on the mindset piece of this. We talk about what mindsets help us stay motivated towards our goals and what mindsets might discourage us. We spend time talking about things we can do now and how the things we already know how to do can help us make progress on our goals. Read more about what this looks like on my blog here.

Resources to Help

Daily Intentions Card Deck

Confidence & Self Love Group Curriculum

These are my 3 must do January Counseling Activities! We review expectations, set goals, and work on our mindset!
These are my 3 must do January Counseling Activities! We review expectations, set goals, and work on our mindset! January counseling activities for January classroom guidance lessons, January individual counseling activities, and January small group counseling activities.

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