Monday, March 1, 2010

Teacher Appreciation Week

Last week was Teacher Appreciation Week at school. The theme this year was Hawaiian. On Monday all of the students were given leis to wear. On Tuesday and Wednesday there were hula dances hidden throughout the school. The student who found a hula dancer could award the teacher of his choice with a gift of $5. On Thursday all of the staff was given $25 gift cards from the Home & School Association. Then on Friday afternoon, fun and games were held in the gym. There were seven games in the gym for everyone to participate in. The whistle would blow when it was time to move on to the next game. The kids were divided by grade level. First the lower grades were brought to the gym and then the upper grades were brought to the gym. Teachers participated in games of their choosing.

Mrs. Bowder trying to break one of the pinatas. The kids are all seated and anxiously awaiting for the candy to start to fall. Mrs. Bowder is one of the Kindergarten teachers.

Another game was a hula hoop relay race. This is a group of 4th grade girls trying to beat a group of 4th grade boys. Naturally, the prize for winning was a piece of candy.
This game was called "Hot Coconut" which is just like Hot Potato.

The Limbo.

Potato sack races. You can see Cara in the middle ready for the signal to go.

Some of the other games included: a ball toss into big tubs, musical sea shells, and a photo taken by some wood cutouts. The kids had so much fun. It was a Friday afternoon of fun for both the teachers and the students. It was also a great way to end the fun filled week. The girls took homemade brownie treats for all of their homeroom teachers, special teachers and the principal.

Take care,


  1. Cute games! The hula hoop race sounds like fun. Potato sacks, too, of course! Love the picture of Cara ready to go!

  2. What a fun week! It looks like the kids had a blast. We are honoring our teachers this week, as well. They get gift certificates from the parent organization and we provide dinner and dessert. Cory is making cupcakes to take on Wednesday.

  3. What a great week! I know all the teachers appreciated it.

  4. What a fun week!!! We always look forward to teacher appreciation week.......I think the kids like it almost as much if not more than the teachers do:)

    Have a great week!