This year, I made it my goal to try to inject a little fun for teachers into the year. I contacted a couple of people who had mentioned wanting to try to plan some fun stuff on the last day of school. We met in July and put a few things on the calendar. Some things were really successful, others never got off the ground.
Springfield Cardinals Baseball game---We had a big turn out, lots of teachers and staff went, and a few took their families to the teacher night. We got shirts and hats and it was a fun night out.
Back to School Night---Crystal hosted the teachers who brought snacks and beverages to her house for a little back to school 'tea' time. It was fun and great to see everyone, pretty big turn out!
Alabama Concert---I tried to get a group together to go to Downstream for the concert. It was a Friday during football season so lots of people could not go. But we went to the Eagle for burgers and fries first, and the small group that did go had a blast.
Football Tailgating----Never got off the ground. Needed someone to be in charge of planning. Maybe next year.
Book+Movie---Julie planned several movie and book nights throughout the year. The first one was The Girl on The train. We had about 9 people read the book and go to the movie.
RSVPaint---Wow! What a turn out! I wasn't sure if very many people would want to participate, but lots did. We had dinner at 609 (about 7 of us) and I think we had 13 actually show up to do the Snowman Painting. Lots of people have requested a repeat of this event. We definitely need to do another painting party.
Christmas Party---I had put the Christmas Party on the calendar in July so we could get a spot at Club 1201 during the busy party season. I think everyone enjoyed the atmosphere, the food and the opportunity to bring their spouses. Oh, and the gag gifts helped. It was really fun.
Bowling--we took up two lanes at the 4th street bowl. After school on a Friday. Great time of year and not too smokey. We started at 4 and were done by 6. We just bowled one game, but it was really fun! We also went to see the movie A Dog's Purpose after several of us had read the book.
Dessert and hot chocolate----Who knew we would have such an unseasonably warm month! It was too hot for hot chocolate and coffee, but Sarah hosted a night of visiting and fun anyway. We met after school and had a good time visiting. It was right after the summer school meeting so many teachers could go since they had just left the meeting.
Movie and a book---Wonder. We read the book in anticipation of the movie coming out. We didn't schedule any other outings with Spring Break and the school fundraiser, it is a short month and hard to fit in anything extra.
What should we plan for the end of the year? We are considering another RSVPaint night, another Springfield Cardinals game, and probably lunch on the last day of school.
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