Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Awesome April Spring Celebration!!

Hello wonderful counselors,

So...spring is here, the snow is melted, I'm a happy camper!! I've decided to thank my amazing followers and fans and kick off the start of spring at the same time!!

From April 6-10, I will be throwing a Awesome April Spring Celebration that will consist of the following:

1. New Products (available at a discounted price for 24 hours)

2. Surprise Freebies (Surprise Freebies for you to enjoy)

3. Daily Discounts (each day, existing products will be available in my store for 50% off for 24 hours only!

4. Amazing giveaways: a new giveaway each day!!

All of the awesomeness will be taking place on my facebook page and TpT store, you can like "Cheerful Counseling" on facebook by clicking HERE. Be sure to check each day for the daily new product, surprise freebie, giveaway, and discounts during the week of April 6-10.

You can click HERE to download the detailed information about the sale!! If you have any questions, feel free to email me, facebook message, or comment on this post!!

You won't want to miss this!!


Saturday, March 7, 2015

Jotting it all down: Forms, Documentation, and Organization in School Counseling

Hello Counselors!!

It's been awhile since I've blogged! Things have been busy and I'm so glad to get back on here today!! Another thing that I am learning throughout my internship is finding a system for "Jotting it all down". Keeping track, documenting, and organizing are important parts of the job, and I've been working to find a system that works for me. I would also like to share some of the things that have worked for me:

1. Having a central place for everything: Structure is important for me, and when I had multiple folders for similar things, it started to get a bit overwhelming. Whether its an accordion file, file folders, binder, use what works for you!! I use a combination of file folders and a binder. Binders are extremely helpful for organization, and a great way to keep all of my counseling stuff organized, and everything stays in one place :) I typically use my file folders for keeping track of materials that need to be submitted such as applications, bulletin board materials, etc.

2. Clipboard and Forms: My clipboard is great for jotting down notes and keeping track on my logs!! When the logs are complete, I keep them in the "counseling logs" section of my binder! The forms and notes pages on my clipboard help remind me of what currently needs to be done. I purchased mine at Target for $4.00. I've also seen some cute personalized clipboards on Etsy that I have my eye on :) I always keep a pen clipped onto my clipboard for easy access!

3. Scrap Paper is your friend: Scrap paper is great way to jot down a quick note. I keep an envelope on my clipboard where I can keep my scrap paper reminders. Feel free to use old worksheets, cut them in 4's, and reuse the blank back pages for jotting down notes! Also, if you keep a file for each student, it can also be great for jotting down notes for your file.

4. Google Docs: I got introduced to google docs this year, and I love it :) I've began using it to create and email forms. For example, I created a classroom guidance survey for teachers on when to visit classrooms, specific topics, etc. The forms you create can also be emailed or used as a hard copy. You can also use it for documentation, and The Stylish School Counselor has a great post on google drive documentation that you can check out  by clicking HERE.

If you're a form-person (like me!) I have a few items in my TeachersPayTeachers Store that you can check out:

This message log is great for keeping track of messages from parents, teachers, and other staff members and documentation date & time of when the call was returned. You can download this item in my TpT store for FREE. Click HERE to download!!

This communication log is perfect for contacts and keeping track of conversations during our school day. There is space for name, date, notes, and if a follow up is needed.You can click HERE to download :)

My School Counselor Organization Pack and Planner Pack have been helpful to me also. I created this product because it really suits my needs, and I hope you find them useful too! 

You can purchase these for $2.50 each, and the School Counselor Planner Pack has been revised and now includes a BONUS Monday-Friday 2015-2016 calendar!! The School Counselor Organization Pack is available in many colors: You can click on the colors below to check it out in my TpT store:

Turquoise and Orange
Black and White
Pink and Green
Purple and Yellow

I hope that you found this post useful!!

How do you stay organized in the world of school counseling? Feel free to comment below, post on my facebook page/facebook message, or email at!! I would love to hear from you!!


Sunday, February 1, 2015

#NSCW2015: Happy National School Counseling Week

Hello Counselors!! :)

I wanted to take a minute to wish all the school counselors a very happy National School Counseling Week!! :) Thank you for all that you do!! :) School counseling is an amazing job, and making a difference in the lives of students!!

In addition, many TpT sellers (including myself) are throwing a sale to celebrate NSCW15!! You can save 15% off at the following TpT stores: You can click on the store to check out their amazing products!!

Cheerful Counseling
School Counseling is Magical
Traci R Brown
Counselor Corner
Carol Miller and The Middle School Counselor Blog
The Counselor's Files
Mental Phil's
School Counseling Files

It's been awhile since I've blogged and shared ideas...things have been crazy busy for me and I will be posting some more new products, and a giveaway will be coming up stay tuned :)

Thanks again for all that you do school counselors!! Thanks for being awesome :)


Sunday, January 4, 2015

Spreading Kindness...

Hello all,

This post will be short and's super late and I'm waking up super early in the morning (haha).

Well, first of all I would love to say......HAPPY NEW YEAR!! I've had a fantastic holiday and break, and some much needed relaxation time, and I hope yours was fantastic also!...But I have also created a few new products during the break, During the ring in 2015 sale, I purchased a few excellent products that I plan to use very soon!

I wanted to briefly discuss spreading kindness in this post. Kindness is an amazing gift to offer others, and the holidays gave me an opportunity to do just that :) I love the idea of Rachel's Challenge and how kindness is a chain reaction and can spread from one person to another. Rachel's Challenge is a great program that I hope to implement into my school building someday.

During the break, I have added 2 new products to my TeachersPayTeachers store:

I've created a Kindness Activity Pack titled "Spread Kindness" and it includes a cute PB&J bread theme. It includes a kindness tracker sheet, bulletin board materials, kindness conversation cards, S.P.R.E.A.D Kindness acronym poster, and 2 kindness worksheets, and printables to create a kindness memory book! You can purchase this item by clicking HERE.

I also have created a hygeine pack focused on handwashing and brushing teeth. This product is titled "Touchdown to good hygiene" with a super cute football theme. This pack includes a teeth poem, handwashing steps, good hygiene/poor hygiene matching card game, and a good hygiene game plan worksheet. You can also purchase this one by clicking HERE.

What programs or activities do you have in your building for encouraging and spreading kindness? I would love to hear them!

Until Next Time,


Monday, December 29, 2014

A sale to start the New Year!!

Hello Counselors,

I hope that you all are enjoying your holiday break!! I sure am :) To ring in 2015, a few School Counselor TpT sellers (including myself) are having a 15% off sale starting on Dec 31st!!

This image was created by Leah from "School Counseling is Magical"- and it looks awesome!!! 

You can save 15% at the Following School Counselor TpT stores- You can click on the name below to check out their awesome products!!

School Counseling is Magical
Counselor Corner
Carol Miller and The Middle School Counselor Blog
Mental Phil's
School Counseling Files
Cheerful Counseling (that's me!, lol!)

This is a great time to get some awesome new products to use as we all return to work after break!!

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year, and enjoy the rest of your break :)


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Holiday Break Self-Care

Hello all! :)

It's been awhile since I've blogged, and I'm happy to be back on here :) With holiday break coming up for many of us, it is important that we take this time to RELAX! I have included a few tips below on practicing self-care during the break!  These can even be applied to other school breaks during the year (summer, spring break, etc.)

Find your "long lost hobby": Many of us have hobbies that we used to do...and things just kind of got busy. The holiday break is great time to pick up those lost hobbies or even discover a new one! Even when break is over, this can be a great way to practice self-care during your free time! For example, I plan to take some time over holiday break to experiment with new recipes and practice using my crock pot :) You can also pick up an old hobby that you don't always have time for. Whether it's finishing an old book, crafting, or jogging...find something that works for you, makes you happy, and relieves stress! Also, engaging in non-counseling related activities can help in practicing self care.

Treat Yourself: You've worked hard this year, so taking some time to reward yourself can be a good thing! It can be something small..or big! Whatever you choose, be sure to take some time for YOU! Treat deserve it! :) This can something that you don't normally get a chance to do with your busy schedule. You can buy yourself something nice, cook a nice dinner...or stop by redbox to get your favorite movie to watch a home! :) these are examples...but a treat can be a nice way to reward yourself for the hard work during the year!

Declutter: This can mean a variety of things...but taking time to declutter and clear your head can be self care in itself! By cleaning out the garage, your car, or other areas around the can help in releiving stress and helping you "breathe easy", Engaging in decluttering can help make your daily routine easier when you return back to work!

Celebrate: Getting into the holiday spirit and engaging in holiday activities can help in taking care of yourself. Taking time to focus on other things can help in keeping the focus off work (for a little while) and enjoying your break. School Counseling is an awesome job, but it is also a good idea to take time for you, celebrate, and practice self-care! In addition, devoting some of your time to helping others through volunteering (or donating) can be a great idea during the holiday season!

I hope that you've enjoyed these tips...I tailored these to fit holiday and summer break, but feel free to check out my other self-care blog post by clicking HERE.

Also, be on the lookout for new TpT products in the next few weeks or so....I have some new things coming out soon!

Until Next Time,


Saturday, November 22, 2014

Thankful Sale!!

Hello fellow counselors!!

As a thank you to my TpT customers, I am throwing a thankful sale! When you buy 2 items from my TpT store, you can get one FREE! Follow the steps below to get your FREE product: 

1. Purchase 2 items from the Cheerful Counseling TpT Store- Click HERE or visit "My TpT Store" page at the top to access my store!

2.  Once you've purchased your products, email me at with the following information: 
  • Your TpT username (No password)
  • Your FREE product choice 
3. I will respond to your email with your FREE product choice! 

This offer is valid from November 23-25!! 

Enjoy this offer while it lasts :) Thanks everyone!!

Happy Thanksgiving & Happy Shopping, 


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