Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Boosting School/Team Moral With Random Acts of Kindness

If you know me or have been following me for a while, you know I'm all about boosting school moral, school spirit, making people happy, and just random acts of kindness. I make sure I get all 7 members of my team a gift on every holiday or major occassion! Maybe that's too much, but doesn't everyone love receiving gifts?! I love giving just as much as I love receiving gifts. :)

No one said it had to be something expensive. I went to the a Dollar Tree this weekend and found these awesome Halloween themed wine glasses. Even though it's only Septemeber, I figured I better get them before they run out! I purchased some crinkled paper in our school colors (royal blue and white) along with some Starburst, Kit Kats, Twix, Milky Ways, 100 Grand mini candy bars, fake spiders, and some Halloween ribbon. I have a ton of post-it notes at work, so I went through and took out all of the purple and orange ones since they match the cup. I always stock up at back-to-school sales,  so I always have some sharpies and Expo dry erase markers. Candy is great for Halloween,  but how about something practical for the teacher?! That's why I always throw in a few teaching supplies with my gifts.

This is what I'm doing with each wine glass:
1. Put a little blue and white crinkle paper in the bottom of each glass.
2. Line the inside edge of the glass with the assorted chocolate candy bars. 
3. In the middle of the glass put the Post-it notes, 1 Sharpie, and 1 dry erase marker.
4. Fill the extra space with Starburst (You could also use additional crinkle paper) and top it off with a few fake spiders.
5. Place the glass in a cellophane bag.
6. Use the Halloween ribbon to close the bag.
7. This is where I need to your help! I need some catchy phrase to make a tag and place on each bag. Can anyone think of anything that involves teaching and Halloween stuff?! Please leave a comment and let me know! :)

All of this stuff came from Dollar Tree with the exception of the post-its,  Sharpie, and Expo. Each filled wine glass only costs about $3-4 per person!

After taking the kids out for Trick-or-treating on Halloween, I can imagine most of the teachers going home to drink wine out of this glass, especially since Halloween is on a Friday this year! Haha.


  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE this! You are so great! You have definitely inspired me to do a little somethin somethin for my team :) Maybe your card could say "You're such a great teacher it's scary" or "Supplies for your teaching tricks, sweets for your treats, and a glass for your boos!" haha

    1. I really love the phrase "You're such a great teacher it's scary!" Thanks for the suggestions! :)

  2. Trick-or-treathere's something sweet!

  3. I have nothing cleaver, but you are my Oct. SLANT match. I sent you an email and wanted to make sure I wasn't ending up in your SPAM folder.
    Kovescence of the Mind

  4. Really, you are so great!! Your imagine is right most of the teachers are doing that's you imagine.. If you want to store your wine glass, bottle in lockers is the best idea when no one sees your wine bottle and glass specially kids..