Padlet Appreciation Idea

Last week was Counselor Apprceiation week. It's so hard to come up with creative ways to be appreciative after all these years. I really do search out new and creative ideas. I am thrilled to have so many creative friends near and far. Now if I only I can remember where I saw this idea so I could give credit. I am going to have to do a better job of that.
Below is a Padlet I shared with 3rd and 4th grade teachers to put the link in their Google Classrooms. 
Once the teachers posted the link, their students could write a virtual post it note to Mrs. Woodall.
After I shared the link with everyone I felt like I needed to let Mrs. Woodall know so she could see it right way. You never know how technology is going to work and I wanted to make sure she at least saw a little bit of it:) 
Made with Padlet
THEN....I displayed it on the TV in hallway using a Chromecast. (My secretary cast it from her desktop in the office for the day!) 

Find Someone Who #FabulousFebruary

February is still going strong! Hopefully my staff has enjoyed all the activities and treats and it has made February suck a little less. It's a hard time of year usually. The weather is usually bad and everyone has cabin fever. This year the weather has been beautiful but mostly on the weekends. Still a little bit of cabin fever but not as much.
Monday's #fabulousfebruary activity is a cooperative learning structure "Find Someone Who." Everyone will get a copy first thing in the morning and can complete the from by the end of the day. There are a variety of ways to win. Once the complete as much of the form as they would like, they bring their form to the office for a prize. 
Back in 2012 I started a TpT store and you can still see my "freebie" posted. I kind of abandoned the idea due to lack of time and busy family like. So much of what I share can be easily used by other principals I thought I would revisit my TeachersPayTeachers store and upload some new products. (I should probably update my "freebie" too:) There are some great products for sale and for free! You should check it out. I have used multiple items for my staff and when I work with students. It's a really great resource.
Click here to get your copy of "Find Someone Who."

A Non-traditional Back To School Letter - Thinglink

Next week I will be a guest speaker for a colleagues night class. Needless to say night class can be boring or wonderful. My goal is somewhere in between but hopefully more wonderful. 
My librarian tuned me into She did a virtual tour of the newly remodeled Library then submit it as her Library board report to our board of education. Needless to say they LOVED it!

Sometimes I work best "on-the-fly" so this idea just came to me out of nowhere. I was wondering if I could change up the back-to-school teacher letter we always send. The paper copy is still pretty cute and valuable to families but a virtual copy could be even better!

What do you think? (There should be "thinglinks" on each picture.)