After one of my lessons, I asked students to complete an exit slip (which I use often to determine what they learned and what they want to learn more about). This time, I used the information to determine which students might benefit from additional support with the transition to 7th grade. This could definitely be used with other grades, though.
Once I knew how many students could use transition support, I contacted the school counselor at my students' future school to schedule a time to visit. He was AMAZING! My students got a free pizza lunch, met the principal, and spoke with current students who were stressed about moving to junior high, but now feel great. Everyone was able to ask questions and by the time we returned to our school, they felt much more prepared for moving forward. This meeting took place during the students' lunch, recess, and a small portion of class time. My principal and I walked with the students since the junior high is a short distance from our building.