I'm always looking for a fun way to present my role as a school counselor to the students. This year I went with a pirate theme. I know, that probably does not surprise you if you have read my other posts on this Blog. So this year I made a Virtual Treasure Hunt for the students. To explain my role, I would read a riddle, the students would choose the picture on the map. I would select that picture and it would lead to the next clue. At the end, the students learn that their school counselor is the real treasure! Then we reviewed a pirate labeled with all the parts and discussed how I help. Finally, students got to play a game called Cannon Ball Catch. I would start by tossing the ball (our cannon ball) to a student. They would catch it and tell me something special about them and then gently toss it to another student. With my 5th graders, I made it a tad bit harder. I told them they had to come up with something I don't know about them already. Since I have been with them for the past 3 years, I am amazed how many times I had to say, "I knew that already!"
I also sell this lesson. School Counselor Virtual Treasure Hunt: Introducing the Role Guidance Orientation. If you are interested in purchasing this lesson,you can find it here on Teachers Pay Teachers.