Lunch Bunch

Lunch bunch is something I like to do with every student in the building at least once during the school year.  4-5 students at one time are invited during their lunch period to eat lunch in the counselor's office.  Students will receive a "lunch bunch pass" in the morning on the day they are invited, which is really exciting!  
Lunch Bunch is a great way for me to get to know the students better and for each student to get to know me!  We talk, play games, eat, and just have a good time.  I focus on similar issues discussed in the organized groups including resolving conflicts, making/keeping friends, self-esteem, and coping skills. 
Lunch bunch is also a great way to follow-up with students that have been in my organized groups.  Some students that need just a little extra support will meet in lunch bunch weekly to every other week, depending on their needs.