We are 3 days from Spring Break in our building and things are getting tense. Our spring break is a full 2 weeks overdue compared to previous years, and both students and teachers are getting restless and stressed. When teachers are stressed, we snack and many times our snacks are not always the best. So I decided to Give Extra, Get Extra and renovate our “Good” drawer to bring some healthy and sweet options to combat these stressful times.
Well, that drawer has been bland and boring and in some cases it has turned into a dumping ground. Morale in teaching is getting lower by the year. The impending and ever changing legislation as well as just general distrust in teachers keeps lowering it year by year and it is unfortunate that educators that truly have a passion for doing what is right for kids are the ones being beaten down with data driven instruction where students become numbers and not people. As a teacher, we see the people as people; those precious, amazing kids and all we want is to see them be successful. So to keep morale up and continue to fuel the teachers in our building to do amazing things, I thought the best thing I could do would be to give the “Good” drawer some attention.
I headed to Walmart to grab some goodies. I wanted to make sure I had snacks that were healthier options as well as some sweet options. It can be a bad habit for teachers to snack on unhealthy food options constantly, so by adding in some other healthier options in the good drawer, teachers could have a choice. Already my colleagues are very appreciative for these options.