My principal and a group of teachers at our school are meeting tomorrow to discuss ways to increase school spirit and, in turn, improve attendance.
Here's what we have cookin' in the spirit department thus far . . .
DRESS UP DAYS
Once a month (on a Friday), we want to have a fun dress up day. Do you do this at your school? If yes, what are some of your favorites or more popular ones? Our list is growing, but we would love to add more to it. These are a few of the ones on our radar thus far.
- School Colors
- Crazy Hair, Sock, or Hat Day
- Career Day
- Western Day
- Sports Day
- Character Day
- College Day
- Aloha Day
- PJ Day
- Pirate Day
- Rock Star Day
|Sports Day last year was a hit!|
|We have a great staff . . . |
the teachers are so involved when we do have a dress up day or event!
Do you all have regular assemblies? Tell me more! We never really have at our school until now, but we are looking to add a few more to the mix. This year we had Dr. Noise come and the kids were drooling all over themselves. We also always have the end of the year Talent Show, but we need more. We are hoping to add more student-driven get togethers to the mix (i.e. awards assemblies). I am thinking it would be cool to take photos throughout the months and put together little videos to show kids in action for the at quarterly assemblies. Also, it would be neat to showcase kiddos' academic and character building accomplishments. Thoughts on this?
Our school started handing out monthly attendance awards this year - just a certificate and a little treat (eraser, pencil, or sticker). However, we are looking to do more. Ideas? Thanks to Jennifer over at First Grade Blue Skies and her recent contest (oh yeah . . . I was her winner), I learned about the wonderful power of Brag Tags. We are throwing these into the mix this year as a special trimester attendance award. The team also will be coming up with a BIG year long attendance award. Mmmmmm . . . the wheels are turning.
|It just so happens Jennifer is having a BIG bloggy b-day contest. |
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On a whole different note, June seems to be turning into a very sentimental month. I came "clean" in regards to my special Intelli-Tunes' Daddy (read more) on Sunday and today is my two year wedding anniversary. So bear with me bloggy friends . . . I've got another quick heartfelt shout out to work in :)
|We're always laughing and dinking around!|
It's been a crazy two years filled with great times and scary times, but it's been a darn good ride thus far. It's so mushy-gushy, but he's my main squeeze, my favorite time of day, my whole life. I love you babe.
What an evening it was . . .
Alright . . . no more pictures I promise. It seems I just couldn't stop myself once I started walkin' down memory lane. Thanks for stickin' it out friends. I'll be back tomorrow with a little somethin' somethin' for ya :)