Wednesday, November 9, 2011
A Little Bit of Sunshine for the Teachers
I'm not sure every school has a Sunshine Club but I think they should. One of our kindergarten teachers a few years back in hopes of reminding us to have fun teaching and build camaraderie. At our school we collect "dues" at the beginning of the year and then use the money to purchase gifts for our awesome support staff and principal but also do bring cheer during in each month. I have been the Sunshine person since last year and I can I tell you it is a lot of fun trying to find ways to make the other teachers smile. Of course Pinterest has helped A LOT! I ended last year by giving each teacher a Chocolate Chip Stuffed Oreo Cookie, they were a hit. This year in September we had bagels at the end of the first full week of school. During October I had the teachers boo-ing each other. "Boo-ing" was SO fun. First I went to the grocery store and bought a whole bunch of treats and goodies along with some Halloween goodie bags. I then premade some bags and had children deliver them to a few teachers. Each bag had a clue attached to it that once solved would tell the teacher who they had to Boo. Those teachers then had to come to my room and put together a bag for person and come up with a new clue. It was fun to read all the clues they came up with. The funniest thing was having the kids ask when they were going to get "Boo-ed" and getting so excited to deliver treat bags. Now that November is pretty much half way over I am trying to figure out what to do next. My brain is trying to find a way to "RACK" our faculty and get them "RACKing" in December (if you don't know about RACKing check out Cara's post on how her family is doing it) and I guess that has taken over and is not letting me think of what to do for November. If anyone reads this blog and has suggestions please let me know!