Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Pep rally time!

Hello there! Thanks for staying tuned for our two part series of FCAT spirit week! We held our pep rally at 2:00pm Friday and had a tight schedule! Approximately 550 people crammed into our cafeteria and by 2:05pm we were in full swing! We started with this little video Intro to our pep rally 

We did the video the week before pep rally and when we played it, the kids went crazy! It was a great bonding experience for our teachers and we all loved it! When the screen went up, a group of us learned the "Gangnam style" dance and did it on stage. Following the GS dance, we did a " Are you smarter than a superhero?" game show. I was the host and had 3 superheroes (A super scientist, a mouse mathematician, and a Rambunctious Reader- each subject of the test) and one villain- Professor the Stressor! Each part got more hilarious than the last and the kids seemed to love it.

Some superheroes:)

Game show board

Our skit team:)

When you're trying to figure out what to do with your life, you can only wish that you enjoy what you do. If someone had told me how much I would have fallen in love, I don't think I would have believed them. I may be a bit bias, but school counseling is the best job in the world and I only wish the same happiness for everyone else in this profession. I am so thankful for kind teachers who promote school counseling and a fun loving group who go to crazy lengths to make their students smile.

Until next time,

your Floridian counseling chick:)

Thursday, April 25, 2013

CONQUER THE TEST! Superhero style!

To my wonderful followers:

WOW- Now that is what I call a hiatus. I am so sorry for this long gap in blogs. My personal life has gotten in the way of my blogging but  I am thrilled to share that you are officially following a homeowner! Mr. Hubby and I bought a home and have been busy setting up shop!

In between boxes, the world of elementary school continued its journey and that leads us to right about now! As you can tell from my last post, Florida's standardized tests are a HUGE,and I mean HUGE deal. Because of that, I was happily put in charge of our FCAT spirit week. Our slogan was "Conquer the test" and that is exactly what we did!  We had dress up days, shirts made, a pep rally, and even food to motivate the students to do the best job they could. Each hallway was a different superhero and OH BOY- did those teachers go to town on those walls! The pep rally will be an entirely different post because of its intensity but in the mean time, check out our dress up days, hallway decorations, candy, and t shirts that we rocked all week long to amp up the kiddos for a great testing environment. More to come shortly- promise:

FCAT SPIRIT WEEK: We are Superheroes!
Monday April 8th- Friday April 12th
Dress up days:

Monday: FCAT is no sweat! wear sweatpants/sweatshirts
Tuesday- TEAM FCAT- Wear your favorite team jersey/shirt
Wednesday- Brewer Day! Wear your DB shirt/ blue and gold
Thursday-Sock it to the test! Crazy Sock Day
Friday -Super Hero Day- dress up as your favorite super hero

502 goodie bags for 502 kiddos!

BATMAN Hallway!