The first day back from a school break can be a little hectic. There have been years when I felt like it was the first week of school . . . . all over again! It seemed like my students had forgotten all of our procedures in a very short time. On top of it, my students came in overly excited. They hadn’t seen their friends in a while so they were chatty. They wanted to share what had happened during their break.
One of the best things I found to help was starting off the day with a “write and share” time. I tell them that I want to hear all of the details of their break, but with 20+ students we don’t have enough time to listen to long stories from each one. So, my students write about their experiences in a little book. My students will share one page from their book with the class. This keeps them focused during share time. These are great books to hang in the hallway. They are excited to share their experiences so they put more effort into the assignment.
Does your school have a sunshine committees to plan morale boosters and staff appreciation activities? My friend Fern and I were talking about how we would like to do something similar for our “cyber faculty”. We appreciate our “faculty”. Your happy notes (feedbacks) on TPT always bring us happiness so we would like to give a little back to you.
Once a month we are going to give a $100 gift certificate to a lucky elementary “cyber faculty” member. The gift certificates will be for morale boosting things such as:
- SHOES: Pamper your feet with a new pair of shoes.
- CLOTHES: Indulge yourself with a new outfit.
- RESTAURANT: Too tired to cook? Dinner is on us with a gift certificate to your favorite restaurant.
- TARGET: Do a little retail therapy at teachers’ favorite spot – the Dollar Spot!
We thought this would add a little ray of sunshine and feel like a Hundred Dollar Hug from us!
Our Cyber Faculty members are:
- Public school teachers
- Charter school teachers
- Private school teachers
- Homeschool teacher-parents
- Speech pathologists
- Reading specialists
- Follow Fern and my TPT store.
- On the rafflecopter you will need to add the following:
- Name / email address
- Name of school or homeschool
The winner will be announced on Fern and my Facebook page the 1st day of each month October – May. We will also email the winner. The winner will have until the 3rd day of the month to respond to our email. If we do not get a response by midnight EST on the 3rd, we will choose a new winner.
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Don’t forget to check our Facebook pages on the 1st.