Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Bus driver Breakfast

There are so many people in our daily lives that we interact with as counselors. Big groups, little groups, and individuals who have no group, and more.. One group of people that have a very difficult job and do not get paid nearly enough or get the respect they deserve, are our bus drivers. We had a bus driver breakfast after the first 9 weeks, and it was more than I expected.

10 drivers gathered together this morning, along with our leadership team, to celebrate all their hard work and dedication to our students. We gave them these little gifts below and piled their plates with grits, biscuits and gravy, donuts, fruit, and yogurt. It was a great connecting point and I would highly recommend it! If you have other ideas for groups of people who make a difference,please let me know!

Full stomach, happy heart,
Your Floridian Chick

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Me recipe- Human Diversity lesson

During the month of October, I spent my time in 3rd grade guidance. The themes of my month long guidance lessons included human diversity, discrimination, bullying, and how to be a friend. Below is the first activity I did with the students. Our theme this yeas is cooking so I wanted to incorporate that into my lesson. My first lesson I discuss that we are all different and go over 4 categories: skin color, ethnicity, gender, and socioeconomic status (how we spend our money based on our interests). After discussing this, I ask them to make their "ME ReciPE" in which they draw a picture of themselves, then write down the "ingredients" that make up who they are. Their recipes are hung outside their classroom and the students have the opportunity to see how each person is completely different from the other.

Easy lesson that they enjoy- hope you can use it too!

Adding ingredients each day,
Your Floridian Chick

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Red Ribbon Week Ideas 2014

We STOMPED out drugs for Red Ribbon Week this year and had a great time dressing up. Each day was different and we had a great turn out for those who participated. On Monday morning, we had our local police officer on the morning show. He talked to us about his job, Red Ribbon Week history, and what students can do to be safe from drugs. On Friday, we had a "Bobcats in Motion Day"- where students got donations to run laps around the track and raise money. We STOMPED our way to successfully destroying drugs and helped our school out too!

Each grade was assigned a specific time based on their PE schedule. We had people running laps throughout the day in their red shirts and sneakers!

Hope you can use these ideas at your school next year!

Rallying for Red,
Your Floridian Chick!