Star-Studded Staff Week
Designate a week as a "Star-Studded Staff Week
." (Perhaps the staff week coincides with the Oscars or Teacher Appreciation Week in May.) Introduce the idea at a staff meeting by tossing gold stars into the air. Staff members will most likely be confused, but explain that throughout staff week stars will appear everywhere. When staff members find stars, they should write their names on them. Throughout the day, put stars in restrooms, the lounge, the copy room, hallways, the cafeteria, and other places the staff frequents. Drop some in classrooms when doing walkthroughs or at the bus stations when students are departing. (Warning: Staff members may be spotted running in all directions, following you closely, and looking like children at heart.)
At the end of each day, raffle off prizes
. Those prizes might be decided by drawing stars from those deposited in a designated drop-off location and reading the names on them, or staff might hold onto their stars and be able to pay a specified number of stars for particular prizes. The better the prize, the more stars needed to purchase it. Prizes
might include plants from the floriculture program, items from the supply closet, or other donated items.
Provide all of the ingredients to decorate heart-shaped cookies. Staff members can write special messages on the cookies. Put the cookies in plastic bags and have them delivered on Valentine’s Day.
Name sandwiches or entrees served in the cafeteria after staff members, (e.g. Mrs. Hodges' Hearty Hoagies, Mr. Martin's Marvelous Macaroni, etc.)
This article written by Dr. Diane Hodges, an award winning educator, best selling author and friend of Baudville. Learn more about Dr. Hodges at www.DianeHodges.com