Saturday, October 26, 2013

Celebrate Good Times, Come On! 10/26

Each Saturday join Ruth Ayres to share and celebrate events from your week.  Looking for small celebrations has certainly improved my outlook on my week.  For that, I am certainly grateful to Ruth and all of you who choose to celebrate.

Today I celebrate partnerships.  We all know how important relationships and partnerships are in the classroom.  Writing and reading groups, mentorships, grade level collaborations.  The list goes on.  But what about community partnerships?

We have a local McDonald's who gives generously to our community and especially to our school corporation.  Most of their work is anonymous.  They do not want, nor expect to be given recognition for the many positive things they do.

Each year they host a McTeacher Night for our four elementary schools.  Our night was last week.  Teachers sign up to work, and the students bring in their families to eat.  The kids always get a kick out of watching teachers make McFlurries or fries and even working the drive-through window.  McDonald's then gives a certain amount of the proceeds from the night back to the school.  

I worked at McDonald's when I was sixteen in high school and during breaks and summers when I was in college.  It was a fun place to work, but as a teacher I prefer to work the lobby and talk to my students, former students and soon-to-be students!  It is such a fun night....a great night for celebrating families and community partnerships!

Three of my fourth graders.

A second grader and future fourth grader.

Me with a former student, now a freshman.
Have a great week and may you be blessed with many celebrations!


  1. So much fun in their faces. I love how you celebrate the past, current, and future students.

  2. I've not heard of McDonald's doing that here in Denver, but other places, like pizza places do. What a fun night. I imagine the kids do enjoy seeing their teachers working at McD's! Love the pics, too!

  3. Oh, what a great evening! Isn't it fun to spend time with student and their families away from the classroom? I echo your thinking that looking for small celebrations each week can change our outlook. I'm loving Saturday celebrations.

  4. I have never heard of this kind of community partnership. Very interesting celebration.

  5. I worked many McTeacher nights and thoroughly enjoyed them all. It is fun to be away from the classroom and in a different environment. I hope you made lots of money for the school.

  6. How great that McDonald's will do this for you! I've done lots of different jobs, but never McDonald's. I think it would be kind of fun!

  7. McTeacher Night is always fun! I love the smiles on everyone's faces. It was probably a lot less stressful working the lobby as opposed to the drive thru window! :) Have a wonderful week!