It seems like every year in education brings more and more challenges, and you need to take time to recharge your battery. I hope you take that time during the Thanksgiving break and spend quality time with family and/or friends.
This month I want to share a fun idea from Kim Traylor at the Hollenstein Career Technical Center that she calls it HCTC 10 Days of Holiday Fun!
There are three components to HCTC 10 Days of Holiday Fun!
- Activities Calendar – The last 10 days before the holiday break they do something every day such as donuts, Sonic drinks, etc.
- Nutcracker Decorating Contest – Little wooden nutcrackers are provided and the staff decorates them. The nutcrackers are judged and various prizes are awarded.
- Bingo – I loved this!!! Below are the squares Kim has created:
- Triple Threat – Wear three holiday items on the same day.
- Festive Classroom Décor – Hang and display something festive in your classroom.
- PLC Group Picture – Take a group picture in your season attire.
- Caroling King – Rock out and sing a holiday carol.
- Nutcracker – Participate in the Nutcracker Decorating Contest.
- Donate an ornament to the staff tree
- “Off-Duty” morning arrival greeting of students
- Spirit of the season class picture
- Seasonally inspired instructional activity that is content based
- FREE space
- Name that “Holiday Tune”
- Name that “Holiday Movie”
- Get “caught” participating in the daily activities for the 10 days of Holiday Fun
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