THE BRUSH OFF
On a snowy day, leave the building before other staff members and brush off the snow on their windshields. (You might enlist the support of your custodian.) Leave a note of appreciation for their efforts on the clean windshield.
SNOW DAY CONTEST
Post a winter calendar where staff members congregate.
Ask each person to pick a day they think will be the first Snow Day of the school year.
If your staff is small, allow one name per calendar square; if your staff is larger, you might allow two or three names per square.
Designate a single blank square (a Saturday or Sunday) on the calendar as a "No Snow Day" and allow a staff member to sign up for that square too.
Then the wait is on To add to the suspense, cross off each day that goes by without a Snow Day. On the day after the first Snow Day of the year, award a prize to the person whose name appears in the Snow Day's calendar square. If the entire season passes without a Snow Day, the staff member whose name appears in the "No Snow Day" square is the winner. Of course, you will need multiple prizes if you allow more than one person to sign up in each square. You might also plan second- and third-place prizes for folks who choose the day either side of the actual Snow Day. The winners might be awarded prizes such as
an adjustable snow shovel with a matching ice scraper and brush;
a purple flying saucer and hand warmers; or
a gallon of windshield washer fluid and a bag of Ice Melt.
GRIN AND SHARE IT
It was Hanukkah and the tiny village was in fear of not having any latkes because they had run out of flour. Rudi, the rabbi, was called upon to help solve the problem. "Don't worry," Rudi told the village people, "you can substitute matzo meal for the flour and the latkes will be just as delicious!"
Sheila looks at her husband and says, "Morty, you think that'll work?"
"Of course!" Morty replied. "Everybody knows... Rudolph, the Rab, knows grain dear!"
Find more smiles, chuckles, and grins in my books Laugh Lines for Educators and Grin and Share It!
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