Monday, September 16, 2013

Quick & Easy Staff & Student Pick Me Ups!

Now that school's in full swing, from time to time we all need a pick me up (especially with all the negativity going on with public education, but I'll save my rant for another post)! Going with the "random acts of kindness" theme.  I thought of some quick ways to show the staff & students at my school that we're all appreciated.  On a side note, I'm am very fortunate to work at a school where the PTA celebrates teacher appreciation once a month for staff as a pick me up.  Each month has a theme where there are treats just to let the staff know that we are appreciated (little things make such a BIG difference).  I just wanted to follow suit by doing a little something myself.  So here's what I did:

I found this printable on from the Flair to Remember Blog, I copied and printed the printable on colored paper, cut the positive thoughts on the bottom as strips and posted in each of the staff restrooms and also created those awesome "keep calm" posters you see all over Pinterest and such.    I used the website to create the (free) posters.  2 days after putting up the positive thoughts ALL of them were taken (I'll be putting up some more)!

Click here to download the printable
Keep Calm Posters (in our school colors)

In the student restrooms I posted positive quotes that I got from the Entirely Elementary Blog (thanks Sue for sharing) right above the mirrors above the sink (you can't miss them).

Positive quotes over the restroom mirrors

I tried to do this "secretly" so no one would know it was me, but a several staff members thanked me. Sometimes we (students and staff) all just need a little pick me up!

What other things have you tried as staff/student pick me ups?

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  1. Andrea, this is fabulous!!! Love love love it !! Thanks do much for sharing!

  2. I am using some of the same quotes around the school in frames I put up. I change them out every couple of weeks.

    1. That's so cool. I don't know if I could remember to change the quotes out (consistently) lol. Thanks so much for sharing!

  3. I put the same "yes, you..." Posters on each bathroom stall in our school last year and decorated with posters. The kids actually have already come in and asked for new ones this year.

    Love it. Will have to do the staff bathroom this year.


  4. I absolutely love quotes and this is such a creative way to share them. Thank you for sharing the idea!!