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."
 
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Find-Someone-Who-Staff-Version-3022009


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 Thinglink.com. 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.)