Counting Down to The Last Day of School Memes

Counting Down to The Last Day of School Memes

The end of the school year is in sight!

Here’s how educators are feeling right around this time of year.

   

During those last few weeks in May…

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And when June finally rolls around…

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Don’t get us wrong, there are still some bright points.

   
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But at the end of the last day…

   
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And then it’s sweet, sweet SUMMERTIME!

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Lessons from a Pandemic: School Nurses Are Critical to Community Health

Lessons from a Pandemic: School Nurses Are Critical to Community Health

The working life of a school nurse has always been hectic – treating schoolyard injuries, doing health screenings, helping address mental health issues and so much more. And then Covid arrived, making the “old days” seem quaint.

School nurses’ response to the pandemic has underscored what we already know: they are health care superstars. In these last 12 months of disruption and crisis, school nurses have heroically taken on even more responsibility, served as public health advisors for school boards and administrators, and kept students and communities safe through the pandemic.

Here are some lessons we learned about the role of the school nurse in 2021.

 

Nurses are critical in safe reopening

As districts across the country continue reopening with varying phases, plans, and protocols, nurses are critical to their doing so safely. As the frontline of student safety, they’re on point for best practices for reopening policies, temperature testing, screening, mask distribution, health and safety guidelines, ongoing monitoring, and more.

 

They are a pillar of public health

Nurses are the health experts that school communities look to for guidance. They answer questions from parents, staff, and students. Nurses have always been health educators, but especially now, that role is so important in disseminating local health policies and guidelines, training staff on COVID-19 infection control, helping staff do self-care, and educating the wider community. Many are involved in wider public health initiatives or organizations.

 

Their jobs are complex

While COVID-19 prevention and mitigation efforts are at the top of their list, nurses still must attend to all the other illnesses, injuries and student concerns that they always have. School nurses are a lifeline for students with chronic conditions, often procuring their equipment and medications, drafting student health plans, and helping them manage their conditions. They also reach out to at-risk students and help with deliveries (such as medication and food) to those in need. They often serve hundreds of students, all with different and changing needs.

 

Nurses’ expertise is unmatched

More than any other role in the education system, nurses are the health and wellness linchpin. Their training and skills go beyond everyday health care. They must have great listening and communication skills, be life-long learners, be empathetic and caring, think quickly, and have great judgment and problem-solving skills. They’re consummate team players, using interpersonal skills, professionalism, and attention to detail. And increasingly so, they must be knowledgeable about new public health threats and developments – connecting the dots between local and national trends.

 

They’re important to a student’s overall success

Good health is foundational to a student’s ability to thrive. When they’re healthy, they’re better able to excel in their studies, develop their interests, pursue their dreams and build relationships. Nurses support student’s success by providing care and support – to students’ physical, emotional, mental health as well as social health needs. They provide assessment, intervention, and follow-up for all students.

 

They can deliver care anywhere

School nurses have always provided care and support in person, but now they’re doing it remotely – or using a combo of the two. They have had to “go virtual” basically overnight and work to ensure kids didn’t face a gap in care. They’ve had to figure out fixes for students who need ongoing care but maybe don’t have digital access. They have to make the call on what care can be done remotely and what requires in-person attention. Having the right tools and the continued support of their districts and administrators remains important as ever.

Going forward, these important lessons will inform how the school nurse’s role evolves. Being at the frontlines of how COVID-19 has affected communities, schools, and students, the voice of the nurse will be critical in shaping health care and public health for decades to come. Thank you, school nurses, for all that you do to keep your schools and communities healthy and safe!

 

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6 End of the Year Teacher Tips

6 End of the Year Teacher Tips

It’s that time of year again that all teachers both love and dread- the end of another school year. With the last day officially on the horizon, you can practically feel the excitement (and restlessness) radiating off of students, but there is still work to be done before final grades are submitted.

With papers piling up and patience running thin how do teachers make it through this time of year to summer break?

Here are some end-of-the-year strategies and tips for teachers.

1. Count it down

Give students, and yourself, something to look forward to each day when they come to school by doing an activity that lets them count down the days until summer break. Need some countdown ideas that will keep your students engaged and motivated up until the very last day? Check these out!

 

2. Try something new!

You know that one lesson plan or activity that you’ve wanted to try, but just never had the time to do? The end of the year can and should still be for useful learning! If you have gaps in your lesson plans, it’s the perfect time to test new strategies that you have in mind and would like to incorporate into your classroom next year.

3. Stay in your routine as long as possible

Any experienced teacher will tell you that one of the best tips to navigate all of the craziness the end of the school year may bring, is to stay in your routine. Your students will catch on and reflect your behavior if you begin to wind down too soon. That being said you can play games and end of the year activities just be sure to keep your classroom structure.

4. Get organized

Between finals, overdue homework, grading, and all of the lessons that you are still completing, your desk can pile up pretty quickly at the end of the year. Staying organized and on top of work as best as you can is key to finishing the year strong and getting final grades in on time.

5. Carve out some time for yourself

Although you do want to stay on top of your work, try not to spend every night hunkered down in your classroom attempting to get everything done all at once. Finding some time for self-care is important, especially during the end of the year when you feel like your to-do list is a mile long. Although carving out a few minutes for yourself to go home and relax, take a walk outside, play with your children, read, take a bath, etc. may seem counter-intuitive, you will be able to release your stress and have more energy for the final push as the last day of school gets closer.

6. Reflect on the successes of your year

Take some time, with or without your students, to reflect on the year that you’ve had- what they’ve learned, what their favorite lessons were, the friendships that were built, and the strong bond that you have all grown together as a class. Celebrate student successes, laugh at funny moments, and don’t forget to give yourself credit for all that you have accomplished as an educator this past year as well.

Lastly, accept that your last few days of school are going to be filled with emotion and require your full attention. But the end is near. It may get a little rocky and you may become overwhelmed, but soon you’ll be packing up your classroom and all of your memories from this past school year with it. So remember to enjoy each second with your students.

Hang in there you’ve got this!

 

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40 of the Best Nurse Quotes – Nurses Week

40 of the Best Nurse Quotes – Nurses Week

1. “As a nurse, we have the opportunity to heal the mind, soul, heart, and body of our patients. They may forget your name but they will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou

2. “Nurses are the heart of healthcare” – Donna Wilk Cardillo

3. “To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived, this is to have succeeded.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

4. “Nurses are angels in comfortable shoes.” – Unknown

5. “Save one life, you’re a hero. Save a hundred lives, you’re a nurse.” – Unknown

6. “Nurses dispense comfort, compassion, and caring without even a prescription. ” – Val Saintsbury

7. “The happiest people I know are those who lose themselves in the service of there.” – Gordon B. Hinckley

8. “I think a hero is any person really intent on making this a better place for all people.” – Maya Angelou

9. “Save one life, you’re a hero. Save a hundred lives, you’re a nurse” – Unknown

10. “Nursing is an art: and if is to be made an art, it requires an exclusive devotion as hard a preparation, as any painter’s or sculptor’s work; for what is the having to do with dead canvas or dead marble, compared with having to do with the living body.” – Florence Nightingale

11. “To do what nobody else will do, a way that nobody else can do, in spite of all we go through; that is to be a nurse.” – Rawzi Williams

12. “A nurse will always give us hope, an angel with a stethoscope.” – Carrie Latet

13. “The nurse is temporarily the consciousness of the unconscious, the love of life for the suicidal, the leg of the amputee, the eyes of the newly bling, a means of locomotions for the infant, the knowledge and confidence of the young mother, and a voice for those too weak to speak.” – Virginia Henderson

14. “Nurses: one of the few blessings of being ill.” – Sara Moss-Wolfe

15. “When you are a nurse you know that every day you will touch a life or a life will touch your” – Unknown

16. “America’s nurses are the beating heart of our medical system.” – Barack Obama

17. “Let us never consider ourselves finished nurses… we must be learning all of our lives” – Florence Nightingale

18. “Constant attention by a good nurse may be just as important as a major operation by a surgeon.” — Dag Hammarskjold

19. “Being a nurse is weird: I can keep a poker face through trauma, but I have a mental breakdown over losing my favorite pen.” – Unknown

20. “When I think about all the patients and their loved ones that I have worked with over the years, I know most of them don’t remember me, nor I them, but I do know that I gave a little piece of myself to each of them and they to me and those threads make up the beautiful tapestry in my mind that is my career in nursing.” – Donna Wilk Cardillo

21. “A nurse is compassion in scrubs.” – Lexie Saige

22. “Being a nurse means to hold all your own tears and start drawing smiles on people’s faces. Nursing is sacrificing.” – Dana Basem

23. “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” – Leo Buscaglia

24. “Nurses are there when the last breath is taken, and nurses are there when the first breath is taken. Although it is more enjoyable to celebrate the birth, it is just as important to comfort in death.” – Christine Bell

25. “Bound by paperwork, shot on hands, sleep, and energy… nurses are rarely short on caring.” – Sharon Hudacek

26. “The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” – Shakespeare

27. “When a person decides to become a nurse, they make the most important decision of their lives. They choose to dedicate themselves to the care of others.” – Margaret Harvey

28. “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” – Mahatma Gandhi

29. “Doctors diagnose. Nurses cure.” – Unknown

30. “Caring about others, running the risk of feeling, and leaving an impact on people, brings happiness.” – Harold Kushner

31. “Remember: Nurses are like icebergs. At any one time, you are only seeing what they are actually doing.” – Ian Miller

32. “Caring is the essence of nursing.” -Jean Watson

33. “Whether a person is male or female, a nurse is a nurse.” – Gary Veale

34. “Nursing is not for the faint of heart nor the empty of heart.” – Unknown

35. “Have a heart that never hardens, a temper that never tires, a touch that never hurts.” – Charles Dickens

36. “The character of a nurse is just as important as the knowledge he/she possesses.” – Carolyn Jarvis

37. “From caring comes courage.” – Lao Tzu

38. “A nurse is not what you do. It is what you are… I am a nurse. It’s not what I do, it’s what I AM.” – Unknown

39. “To make a difference in someone’s life you don’t have to be brilliant, rich, beautiful, or perfect. You just have to care.” – Mandy Hale

40.  “Thank you, Nurses! Because of you, we live in a happier, healthier world.” – Unknown

 

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28 Fun End of the Year Bulletin Boards!

28 Fun End of the Year Bulletin Boards!

The end of the school year a great time to celebrate your students, their accomplishments and get them looking forward to sweet summertime! And what better way to do that than a fun bulletin board?

Check out our favorite end-of-the-year bulletin boards below.

1. We’re So Bright…

You can have so much fun with this one! Have your students model their best poses and faces to make for the cutest end-of-the-year bulletin board in school.

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2. When I Grow Up I Want To Be:

You can give them these photos on the last day of school so they can look back on it when they do start their careers and see if it’s what they wanted to be when they were little.

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3. End the Year With a BANG!

Use balloons to count down to summer! Have students take turns popping balloons each morning until there are none left on your last day.

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4. All the Feels About Leaving

Because who doesn’t love emojis? You kids could even make their own using paper plates.

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5. It’s O-FISH-ALLY Summer

Each student gets their own fish to decorate!

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6. The Friendship Board

It’s always a fun day in class when students have permission to get messy on PURPOSE 😉

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7. Where will you go?

Such a creative way to decorate a door with a long window!

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8. Silhouette Autobiographies

Such a fun idea that can be used in a multitude of ways autobiographies, their favorite school memory, what they’ve learned, what they are looking forward to about their next grade, etc.

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9. Polaroid or Instagram Door!

Fill with photos of your class, books that you’ve read, science projects, favorite sight words, class pets, memories from the year, etc. You can use the polaroid theme, or make them into squares like Instagram  🙂

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10. Surfin’ Into Summer

Because who doesn’t love a fun summer-themed bulletin board to celebrate the end of the school year?

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11. Going Out With a Boom

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, enough said.

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12. Summer Bucket List

A fun writing prompt and bulletin board where kids can design their own buckets!

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13. Anything’s Popsicle

Popsicles using paint samples? Such a cheap and easy idea!

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13. In Summer…

Because who doesn’t love Olaf?

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15. A TPT Summer

For those teachers who like to have an aesthetic classroom

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16. High Five to a Great Year!

Have students trace their hands, put their names in the middle, and then decorate them! This is such a great craft that students can take home for their parents on the last day of school.

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17. It’s Almost Time to Pack, Man

Bulletin board puns are the best puns

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19. Don’t BLOW IT This Summer

Such a fun way to incorporate staff or student photos into your bulletin board.

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20. Choppin’ Into First Grade

Use student photos, their names, or have them create their own fish to put inside the alligator’s mouth!

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21. Countdown to Summer Chain

Remove a chain link each day as you get closer to summer. For even more fun write down activities or quotes on the chain links and as you remove them perform/read whatever is on it.

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22. This Year Was Sweet

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23. Harry Potter-Themed

Mischief has been managed!

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24. I’m Looking Forward To…

A fun writing prompt activity that lets students write about what they are looking forward to this summer.

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25. Stay on Target

A fun and interactive bulletin board that you can switch up the style and keep the concept!

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26. The ABC’s of the Year

Give each student a letter of the alphabet to create a drawing from something they learned that starts or contains their letter.

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27. We Don’t Want to LEGO

Remember how we said bulletin board puns are the best?

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28. Smart Cookies!

Who wouldn’t want to have a giant bulletin board full of cute little cookies to end the year?

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