Are you looking for a way to explain your job to your students? How about the children's picture book, Mrs. Joyce Gives the Best High-Fives: Introducing the School Counselor.

NOW available in Spanish

Mrs. Joyce, the school counselor at Emerson Elementary, uses high-fives to connect with her students. When Raymond moves to town he's not sure what to think of Mrs. Joyce. He enters her office nervous and full of questions, but it doesn't take long for him to trust the caring counselor. By learning exactly what a school counselor does, Raymond finds he has nothing to fear and much to gain from friendly Mrs. Joyce.

Mrs. Joyce Gives the Best High-Fives: Introducing the School Counselor is a picture book written by a school counselor for school counselors. Building relationships is one of the primary jobs of a school counselor. Whether it's giving a high-five, a thumbs-up, a fist bump, a handshake or a hug finding a way to connect with students is vital. Mrs. Joyce Gives the Best High-Fives is a fun-loving story that explains the important role of the school counselor.

What School Counselors are saying...

"My students loved it!! Every time they see me in the hallway they give me high-fives!!  Excellent content for introducing the job and role of a school Counselor."    

"​I was recommended this book by three other school counselors and now I understand why. I have read this book to my students from grades K-5 and it is appropriate for them all. Fantastic start of the year book and a must have!"

"Great book for elementary. I used it with 2nd-5th this year and added in expected/unexpected language as well. Easily filled a 30 minute lesson and laid a good foundation to build on. I did over 20 lessons and the book is still in good shape."

"I loved the book. The illustrations are excellent. The message perfect. A wonderful beginning of school year lesson. Great introduction lesson to the school counselor."

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