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New Product :: Winter Emotion Match-Up Puzzles

These break apart puzzles are a fun and easy way to help students develop their empathy skills and learn to recognize feelings and emotions in others.

Each 2-piece puzzle features a fun character that must be matched up with its correct situation. 8 different feelings in each of 5 different winter and Christmas characters, for a total of 40 puzzles! Puzzles are presented in full color as well as a printer-friendly black and white version.

Winter Emotion Match-Up Puzzles

Winter Emotion Match-Up Puzzles

Winter Emotion Match-Up PuzzlesHelps students learn the following emotions:

  • Angry
  • Excited
  • Happy
  • Sad
  • Nervous/Worried
  • Shy
  • Silly
  • Surprised


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Sale :: Cyber Monday and a Giveaway!

So, waking up before the sun after having eaten 40 pounds of turkey, sweet potatoes, and green beans, and then waiting in line only to check out with $200 worth of things you didn’t actually need from Target isn’t really your thing? (No offense, Target, you just always have the ability to make me decide on a whim to buy 12 DVDs “because they’re only $5!”)

Saving a ton on teaching materials, lesson plans, and activities in your pajamas from the comfort of your own home more how you like to do things? Well, today and tomorrow only, you can save on EVERYTHING in my store, including all my Winter Holiday items. Just enter the promo code “CYBER2016” at checkout to get and extra 10% off already discounted items!

But don’t wait too long. This sale will only be going on 12:01 AM today through 11:59 PM tomorrow. So, head on over and grab lots of goodies to get you through the rest of the year. Won’t it be great to not have to plan until next year!?

AND if you were around for the last sale, I’m doing a giveaway again! If you purchase anything from my store during the sale, you’ll have the opportunity to enter to win a free $10 gift card to get even more TpT goodies! It’s good site wide and never expires! Here’s how to enter:

  1. Purchase something from my store Nov. 28 or 29 (sorry, freebies don’t count!)
  2. Send an e-mail to me at onestopcounselingshop (at) gmail (dot) com with your TpT username so I can look up your purchase. I promise not to use your e-mail for any icky, spammy things! Or you can fill out the form below!

On November 30th, I’ll do the drawing and notify the winner. BOOM! Easy peasy. And who wouldn’t love more $ to spend on awesome materials made BY teachers FOR teachers?

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Get Out and Vote!

This blog has never been about one political agenda or the other, but about providing school social workers, counselors, psychologists, SLPs, or teachers with resources, tips, and inspiration to meet their students’ social and emotional needs. That being said, one of the biggest influences on the students you serve is national, state, and local politicians. Like it or not, they have a huge role in determining how school funding is allocated, which educational mandates are created, how you are being evaluated for your job, etc, etc, etc.

I know, you’re tired. Your tv’s been buzzing with political ads for months. Your uncle’s been posting political talking points for almost as long. You really just want to be done. I hear you! The good news is, your job will be done tomorrow night, but you DO have a job to do. YOUR VOTE MATTERS. Now, I live in Illinois, so I know the chances of my individual vote affecting the presidential election is pretty slim. But if you live in any of the following states, you know that it’s very possible that race will be decided by a few votes one way or another (*means it’s a very close race) Which mean you REALLY matter. The links below will take you to your state’s election information. If you want more specific information for your county, visit your County Clerk’s website or office:

New Hampshire*
North Carolina*

And beyond that, everyone’s local races are often up for grabs – and boy do those local politicians love making decisions that affect schools, so regardless of where you live, your vote is important.

Not sure if you’re registered to vote or where to go vote? Check your status here:

Head CountYou can also check which candidates and ballot measures will be up for vote on your ballot. Ballotopedia is a nonpartisan organization that collects all this information and makes it accessible to voters. Check out what will be on your ballot here:


Finally, many of you are a member of a teachers’ union. The major national unions, the American Federation of Teachers and the National Educational Association, as well as your respective state unions interview as many candidates as agree to be interviewed, look at their past voting records, and endorse national, state, and local level candidates. They don’t just pick one party over the other. For their list of recommended candidates, check out their websites.


On that note, many professional organizations endorse candidates was well, so check out their website to see if your organization has a list.

Hope to see you out there tomorrow!