Besides the college week Morning Meetings, my co-counselor and I coordinated a few other things.
1. Morning Announcements
(updated and non-city specific ones are included in this College Week Morning Meeting Activity Pack!)
2. Non-Fiction Challenge
As mentioned in Monday’s announcement, students who checked out a non-fiction book from the library during college week got a chance to score a bookmark for our local NHL team that also served as a “buy one get one” ticket coupon. To be eligible, students had to turn in a super short worksheet of sorts (with their name, the book title, and one question about the text) when they turned in their book.
3. Related Arts Collaboration – Computers Class
We worked with our computers teacher to collaborate on 1st/2nd and 3rd/4th lessons. One thing counselors in our district are tasked with is helping boost students’ technological skills and so we relish any opportunity work with her and infuse college/career/SEL into computers class.
For the 3rd/4th lesson, students visited the Monsters University website and then completed a pretend “college application”. The website went down for a year or two but IT CAME BACK! And then it was down again.
4. Related Arts Collaboration – Everyone Else
An email that went out to our other related arts teachers:
Please let us know if you’d like any help/support from either of us in this!”
5. Bulletin Board
About two weeks before college week, we asked all faculty and staff to complete a short google doc survey about college (major, degree, extracurriculars, etc.). My co-counselor made a bulletin board with graphs from the data and then classroom teachers were given a handout with extension questions (generated by our numeracy coach) to talk to their students about when they pass the board.