I decided to start off my 2013-2014 school year by organizing my thumb drive! To anyone who knows me, this should not come as a surprise. Except, I quickly figured out I was not made for computer work!
Last year, in my attempt to make it through my first year as a counselor, I was not overly conscious of how I was organizing all of my counseling documents, lessons, activities, forms, data, accommodations,etc . . . BUT, especially my lessons!
So this year, I decided to go back through my thumb drive and start organizing all of my lessons, activities, etc.
It went something like this . . .
I opened my drive to look for my “Meet the Counselor” lesson from last year. That’s when I realized I had so nicely dropped all lessons and activities in a file named “Beginning Counseling,” thoughtfully made at the beginning of last year with no procedure for what happened when I needed to locate a specific file.
After typing in the search box every single word I could think that might contain the document I needed, I promptly gave up and decided . . . first things first, let’s organize!
Step #1: I made an appropriately titled folder . . . “Character Education Lessons,” with each grade level inside.
Full Year Scope and Sequence:
Scope and Sequence made into folders:
The bad news? Where is that Mr. Potato Head file?!? Oh, well . . . let go and let God, looks like I’ll be getting creative today . . . maybe a Meet the Counselor Pool Bag . . .
I guess you’ll find out what I decided to use tomorrow.