Day 8: Celebration #aprilblogaday
I had a rough day today. It's hard to think about celebrations after a kid loses their crap AT you in a small group setting. But I'll try...
Ways I have celebrated...
I make cupcakes for every advisee on their birthday every year. They get to pick cake and frosting flavor. We have cupcakes 11 times a year.
Before the winter break we go out for a dinner together, as an advisory (11 junior girls). It's a nice way to come together and share a meal before winter break.
After the AP exam I have a party with my class. It has been joyful and celebratory of their evolution.
Teenagers like to celebrate with food. (Who doesn't?)
I produce the Talent Show twice a year- a celebration of all the creative talent and performing artists in our school.
Our school does a great job of celebrating and thanking teachers for their work.
Big picture- ritual is important, even in your class. I love the rituals my advisory had created to celebrate.