Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Mother's Day Celebrations!

I wanted to incorporate Mother's Day but since it falls in line with Teacher Appreciation week, I often feel that it gets left behind.

This year for Mother's day, I made a poster for our work room with every moms name on it- the staff seemed to enjoy it and put a spot on their for furbaby moms- they are important too! 
We held our "Donuts with Darlings" Event from 8:00-8:30AM. It was a great event and I want to thank Krispy Kreme Donuts for all they do to help organizations/schools that are on a budget. They usually charge $5.62 per dozen, yet their fundraising cost is $3.75 for 25 dozen or more donuts ordered. You better believe we ordered 25 dozen and somehow hey were all gone by the end of day!

The job of a mother is probably the hardest job out there, so THANK YOU to all the moms out there, for all you do each and every single day to raise your children and put them first.

Donuts galore,
Your Floridian Chick!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Teacher Appeciation Week ideas!

May is a wonderful time of year for teachers: no more state tests, field trips, warm weather, and the best of all:Teacher Appreciation week! Here is our week and how it all went down:
Bucket of goodies!

Media Center set up for Pancake Breakfast!
Personal Chef!
Clearly, I have been busy working for the last decade!
Leadership team chefs!

What a great week to let teachers know we love them! Please share all your ideas here so next year we can give our teachers new presents and show our appreciation!

Loving our teachers,
Your Floridian Chick!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Lunch Bunch Game

Now that state testing is done, I am back on the map with doing lunch bunches and classroom visits. I have been trying to find some old games to make new and since cards are an easy toy to manipulate, I created C-UNO- "Counselor Uno".

 Here is the only new rule:
When you put down a card, or take a card, you answer the question based on your color.


Green- Ask the person to your right a question about themselves

Blue- tell the person to your left a complement

Red- Share something you are proud of

Yellow- Share what you want to work on as a 3rd grader

Wild Card- Ask anyone a question.

This is a simple way to get people talking and to learn communication skills. The kids seemed to like it and we learned more about one another- a win win for me! 

Uno Love,
Your Floridian Chick

Monday, May 5, 2014

Pep Rally!

520+ student- 50 staff members-1 cafeteria- ready to Tackle the Test

Here is the itinerary of the Pep rally and how it all unfolded!

2014 FCAT Pep Rally Itinerary

1:50-2:00  Music playing while students enter cafeteria
(Curtains closed)
2:00  Welcome from Principal
(Curtains open to tape)
2:05-2:10  Play song "Happy”- Dancers begin to dance their way onto the stage
2:10-2:15  Dance “What Does the Fox Say?” play song
(Curtains close; Screen goes down; Lights go off)
2:15-2:20 Slide show plays
(Screen goes up; Curtains open; Lights come on)
Introduce the skit
2:20-2:30 Skit
2:30-2:35 Closing and Chants by Counselor
Play exit song as students leave cafeteria

Chants to use:
When I say TACKLE, you say THE TEST
When I say BOBCAT, you say PRIDE
When I say DON, you say BREWER

It was a LOUD but wonderful event! They can be a little crazy but when they are kept short and run with a specific itinerary, they are effective!

Ringing ears,
Your Floridian Chick!