Being a member of Melinda Miller & Amber Teamann’s Staff Motivation facebook group has connected with so many amazing administrators from around the country! Just when I thought Twitter was my ‘go-to’ for building my PLN, the new Facebook groups I’ve joined have come in to expand my already amazing network of connected, amazing principals!
While I’ve been surprising my staff with Fabulous Fridays in February for the past few years (check out a previous post here), connecting with other administrators has inspired me to try some fresh new ideas!
Here was our 2018 lineup:
Lattes on Location:
We surprised our staff with a ‘coffee on location’ company, who brought all the equipment needed to brew coffees and smoothies for our staff! We put a menu in each staff members’ mailbox the day before & had some student leaders deliver the drinks to our wonderful staff on a Friday morning!
February 11th-17th happened to be “Random Acts of Kindness Week” so I challenged the staff to a Kindness Challenge (another amazing idea shared on the Facebook group!) — I challenged staff to complete these simple, kind acts that would make our students’ and colleagues’ days just a bit brighter!
How does the Kindness Challenge work, you ask?
*Complete a challenge – mark it off on the challenge sheet
*Each challenge completed earns a TICKET in the raffle
*Earn an extra ticket for each challenge that is completed & shared on social media with the challenge hashtag
WINNER of the raffle……earns a HALF DAY OFF!
*And another amazing opportunity for me to sub in the classroom for the winning teacher 🙂
Inspired by Bethany Hill, we added a school Kindness Tree to our main hallway, and inspired our STUDENTS to brainstorm ways they can be kind friends & spread kindness!
Valentine’s Day Treats!
I stole this amazing little idea from Melinda Miller, who shared the idea of adding a bitmoji to a valentine’s card! Super cute, and easy!
…..and Amber Teamann’s adorably cute idea for admin team!
Valentine’s Read-Aloud in Classrooms
We love every opportunity we get to spend time int he classrooms to share our love of reading and new titles with students! It’s also a sweet treat for staff to have an extra 20 minute break!
Here are some of my February read-aloud favorites: