I did some brainstorming and decided to go with an idea for a dessert bar that I’ve seen on other counseling blogs and pinterest. I was keeping it in my pocket to use on a rainy day (I didn’t know that it would come to us so early this year, but Que Sera, Sera). I talked with my principal about putting together the dessert bar for our staff during lunch on Friday to lift people’s spirits and encourage and reward their resiliency and perseverance. She loved the idea! Setting it up was a lot of fun too and the teachers really appreciated this simple gesture of thanks. I replenished the desserts throughout the various lunch times so that all teachers would be able to enjoy it, but other than that it was a fun and easy thing to do to celebrate our well-deserved Friday.
Despite the stress and strain of this first week, I know that our teachers will continue to bounce back and work hard to love our students and move them forward. I hope that you’ve all had fabulous starts to your school years!