Typically I meet with the new students, a few at a time. We go back to my office, meet and greet each other, and learn about our school. Afterward I ask, "Who would like some Goldfish crackers?" I pull out the basket and...uh oh...our fish have swam away! But he has left a clue:
I pull out my iPad and we scan the QR code on the fish to find the following clue:
The kids get so excited and I ask, "Hmm, where is a place in our school with a lot of books?" The library! This gives me the opportunity to explain that the library is now called "The Learning Commons".
We then review our hallway procedures before our adventure begins. As we walk the halls of the school, I am able to point out murals that signal the different grade level halls.
Once we reach the Learning Commons, we find another fish with a QR clue leading us to another important place. The hunt for our little treasure continues throughout the school. We learn the names of people and places that are important to the new students.
The tour ends back at my office where they find the Goldfish have left them a basket of treats!
Each treat has this poem on it...
A New Circle of Friends
We've joined together
as the new year begins...
A year full of learning
while we become friends.
We'll share and be kind
as we work and play.
And our friendship will grow
with each passing day.
If you would like to download this New Student School Tour Scavenger Hunt, please visit my TPT store: Creative Counseling Resources. Included in your download are:
• Full color fish with QR codes already linked to the school scavenger hunt clues - Ready to print and hang.
• Digital, rhyming clues to the following places around every school:
• Library/Media Center
• Main Office
• Health Room
• Art Room
• Music Room
• Lunch Room
• School Counselor's Office
In addition to this 14 page packet, you will need a mobile device with a QR code scanner app. (You can download these apps for free:)
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