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Sunday, November 3, 2013

My Office

Wow, what a long overdue blog post! I want to give you all a glimpse of my office at school and I would love to see pictures of your office space as well! Please post your office pictures to my Facebook page and I will create a blog post afterwards sharing them all. What a great way to get some inspiration to make our offices even more welcoming to students!

View from the hallway

The curtain on the full glass window creates privacy for students. It was very simple to make and coordinates with the one on my window.

 

My office door

Sign on my door so students and staff can find me. The sign is available to purchase on my TpT store. There are already 13 variations of this sign available on my TpT page however, if you need a different set of 8 school locations on your sign just let me know and I will create one for you to meet your needs!

 

Bulletin boards

These 2 bulletin boards are across from the large student table in my office.


My BE bulletin board was inspired from a similar bulletin board I saw on the Entirely Elementary School Counseling blog. Sue has created a PDF document that you can download for FREE on her blog to create your own BE bulletin board for your office!

 I love these quotes and they are all available to download for FREE at Technology Rocks Seriously - I love this website!!

 

My desk area

I covered cork tiles (from IKEA) with fabric to create a bulletin board area to hang up important papers. (I will eventually be getting a real bulletin board near my desk but in the mean time this works great!) I also have 2 dry erase peel and stick boards that I use to write important information on - like the school fax number and the phone numbers of the other schools that I call regularly. I also made the curtains for my office to add a bit more color to my office. The 3 cubes I have bought at Target over the last 2 years when their back to college/ school items come out. These cubes are awesome, they serve as extra storage as well as extra seating (for extra large lunch bunches and when teachers stop by to chat). 

I painted a small bookcase to add more color. I also use borders on my large signs and posters to help them pop from the white walls. My storage cabinet has printouts that I colored with students that are also available for FREE from Doodle-Art-Alley. I also use this website to print out all sorts of coloring pages for students to work on while we are working and talking together. The other poster on the cabinet is actually the inside book sleeve from a book by Trudy Ludwig that I laminated and hung up.

 

Confidentiality sign

 My what you say in here, stays in here sign is hung on the wall next to my table that I work with students at. It is available to purchase on my TpT page in many different colors and 2 different themes for only $3.00. I printed mine on vistaprint.com as a banner.

 

Student area

 I have all sorts of goodies on these shelves!! The containers are from the Dollar Store and the bin labels are available for FREE on my TpT store in 2 different designs and several colors themes. The games are mostly from Super Duper and ChildsWork/ ChildsPlay. I also have some 'non-therapy' games such as Uno and Guess Who that sometimes come in VERY handy. I also have Legos and Bionicles on the bottom shelf which are great for boys to play with while you are working with them! I have Get to Know You Jenga on the top shelf that I use with all m: Totika, which is very similar to Jenga, and their self-esteem cards, my Worry Stones, Mind Jars (blog post coming soon!), Popsicle Sentences and a FindIt! game. I keep napkins, forks, spoons and knives on hand for lunch bunches.

I hope you enjoyed this quick tour through my office. I would love to see pictures of your offices, so please post them on my Facebook page and I will create a blog post with all of them to help get everyone's creative juices flowing!

Thanks!


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6 comments:

  1. Hi! I love your blog and use the "Where is the counselor" spinner I bought from your TPT site many many times a day. I was wondering where you found the other sign on your door - the red "If you think someone could use a friend, be one"? Thanks for pointing me in the right direction!

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    1. Hi Emily,
      I purchased the sign at The Learning Well teacher store in Norwood, MA. The owners are super nice there so I am sure you could even order something over the phone with them and ship it. The sign is by TREND Enterprises and the number is TA-63226. It is also available on their website: http://www.trendenterprises.com/ProdOneDetail.cfm?ItemId=TA-63226&Description=If+you+think+someone+could%E2%80%A6+ARGUS%C2%AE+Poster#.UukFQ3co6fQ

      Thanks for following my blog!
      Cheryl

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  2. Hi! I know this is an older post but I was wondering where you got the storage ottomans? Hopefully they will still be there... Love your office! :)

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    1. Hi - I get the storage cubes that also serve as extra seating at target. They are in the back to school/ college dorm section of the store. I believe they are $20 each.

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  3. Where is that orange chevron rug from?? I love it and it would match my office!

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    1. Hi Deana - It is actually from Walmart. Here is the link: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Distressed-Zig-Zag-Polypropylene-Area-Rug/26535676

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