Y'all October is ROUGH! You can probably talk to anyone in education right now.. and they will more than likely say the same thing.
I don't know if I have talked about TikTok much, but it is one of my favorite outlets. Of course, my algorithm is a ton of library videos, animals, and dad jokes. Right now my algorithm is all about ghostly activities.
I have 2 big programs this month:
For the materials and templates for the directions and signs I created for these events- scroll to the bottom
-Thrifted Ghost Painting with staff
-Ghostly Photoshoot with staff and students
Have you seen the Thrift Store Ghost Painting? Look up the hashtag #thriftedghostpainting for some inspiration. I knew that this would be a SUPER easy activity that I could easily do with my staff. I also got the inspiration from one of my Facebook Groups from Sharon Autry
Not everyone has time to go shopping at a thrift store- but I happen to know an awesome one down the street from me. I headed to Irving Thrift I found several pieces that I could use. I also found some AMAZING photos at the National Gallery of Art which has over 50000 items of downloadable art (there are over 1800 pages- I went to the very end of the gallery and worked backward to find the actual photographs) The images are also in the public domain- what a great topic to talk about with our staff and I can't wait to use them again (I am already thinking of Star Wars Day!)
I invited teachers to bring snacks- but thanks to TikTok I found some SUPER easy snacks to share as well. I decorated cups to look like Jack-O-Lanterns and added a scoop of ice cream, orange soda, and some whipped cream. I also had Monster Munch I also had some worms and dirt.
Overall the event was super successful and teachers enjoyed painting and relaxing for a bit.