IAT Tiger Times
Week of June 12, 2017
SCHOOL MISSION - 2017
Summer Lovin' Spirit Week! Week of June 19th
The week of June 19th-23rd will be our last spirit week.
Here are the Dress Down Themes for each day:
Monday 6/19 - America Monday (red, white and blue)
Tuesday 6/20 - Tie Dye Tuesday
Wednesday 6/21 - Work Out Wednesday (active wear)
Thursday 6/22 - Tropical Thursday (Hawaiian shirts)
Friday 6/23 - Fun in the sun Friday (hats and sunglasses)
You're a Grand Old Flag
NATIONAL FLAG DAY
On June 14 we honor Old Glory on National Flag Day. This day commemorates the adoption of the United States flag on June 14, 1777.
On National Flag Day, Americans show respect for the U.S. Flag and what it represents. Representing independence and unity, the Stars and Stripes have become a powerful symbol of Americanism and is flown proudly.
Below are some links that have many activities, songs, and videos about Flag Day that you can use in your classroom.
Thursday, June 15th is Recess at Work Day!
Thursday, June 15th is Recess at Work Day, a day to remind people of the importance of taking a fun break at work in order to celebrate and/or be more productive and creative.
A few things you can do to celebrate:
- Grab your team and walk around the block;
- Create a mini golf putter course in your office;
- Hold a paper airplane flying contest;
- Create an impromptu awards ceremony and offer up awards for offbeat categories such as “Best Sense of Humor,” “Most Likely to OD on Caffeine;”
- Hold a 10-minute office fun dance party;
- Since part of the goal of traditional recess was to get people moving, have someone lead the team in some stretching exercises;
- Set up an ice cream bar (after all that stretching you’ll deserve a reward);
- Create a funny scavenger resource hunt where people have 15 minutes to find colleagues who match offbeat attributes (Find two people who can wiggle their ears; one person who can imitate a celebrity, two people who can sing the Gilligan’s Island theme song…);
- Gather the team and have everyone share what they are grateful for;
- Hold a spirited game of Simon Says;
- Hold a hula hoop contest.
And above all else, at least use the day to reflect on why adding more fun to your workplace matters and plan simple things you and your team can do every day to re-energize your batteries.
Happy Father's Day!
"Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a Dad."
Happy Father's Day to all the IAT Dads! Enjoy your special day on this Sunday, June 18th.
Take a moment to thank your Dad and all male father figures in your life for all that they do for you.
After all, Dads have many responsibilities, including ...
I am the chaser of the bogeyman. I make sure my child can go to sleep in peace, knowing that the bad guys from the cartoon he was just watching are nowhere in sight.
I am the doctor. I apply bandages and kisses to boo-boos.
I am the exterminator. I kill baby spiders so tiny that they can only be seen with a microscope or the eyes of a frightened 2-year-old.
I am the clown. If my kid is scared or in pain, I will fall down, make funny faces, and talk in silly voices just to make him laugh.
I am the diaper changer. I've seen more poop and pee than a worker at the sewage treatment plant.
I am the punisher. I seem larger than life and scary when my kid has done something wrong.
I am the chauffeur. I take my son to school, the doctor's office, soccer games, the grocery store, and Elmo-on-Ice.
I am the keeper of the remote control. No one should fight me on this one. I don't care who you are. You'll lose. (And that goes for you, too, Mommy.)
I am the toy finder. I'm the one who instructs my child to look under the cat's litter box if he's somehow misplaced his Star Wars action figure for the 32nd consecutive time in one day; my child is continually amazed every time he finds out the Toy Finder is right.
I am Santa Claus. Shhh...don't tell.
I am the teacher. I show you all the important things in life. No, not the three R's. I teach truly important things, like how to play football, the names of everyone who's ever been on The Simpsons, and how to do arm farts.
I am the music expert. I explain to you the finite nuances between the genres "hard rock" and "heavy metal," and tell you why Sammy Hagar is better than David Lee Roth.
I am your maid. I constantly clean up your messes, even after telling you repeatedly that I am not your maid and that I will no longer clean up your messes.
I am the world's biggest hypocrite. Don't cuss, don't drink, don't smoke, don't do drugs, don't flunk out of college, don't eat junk, and don't avoid vegetables at all cost. Do as I say, not as I did.
I am your chef. I can open a can of Chef Boyardee like nobody's business and serve you your feast of spaghetti.
I am the great contradictor. I tell you to grow up and punish you for acting like a little kid, but then become greatly upset at the thought of your growing up and no longer needing me.
But most of all...
I am your father. And don't you forget it.
Excerpted from The Guy's Guide to Surviving Toddlers, Tantrums, and Separation Anxiety (Yours, Not Your Kid's!) by Michael Crider.
* Check this website for some more funny father job -descriptions! http://www.familyfriendlyhq.ie/family-blog/parents-job-description-hilarious
Happy Birthday to YOU!
May your day be blessed and may you have a wonderful year ahead!
June 16 - Anthony Mancino