Hey there. Last year I was in charge of Red Ribbon (Drug Awareness) Week at the kids’ school. I realize many of you have no need for this information, but when I was searching for ideas, I appreciated any info I could find. So I thought I’d share for anyone out there searching for ideas.
Presenting….my very first bulletin board!
Pretty straight forward just reminding kids what to wear each day.
In case you can’t read it from the glare on the display case, here is the rundown of the week.
Monday: Kick off day
On the first day, the kids signed a pledge to be drug free and the teachers gave them a red ribbon to tie to their backpacks as a reminder to lead a healthy lifestyle.
Tuesday: I elect to be drug free. (worked out nicely with election day)
Wednesday: Put a cap on drugs!
Thursday: Drugs turn you inside out.
Friday: Team Up Against Drugs!
To wrap up the week, each child received a piece of red licorice.
We really kept it simple and straight forward giving the teachers the option to work it into their lesson plan if they chose. There really are so many things you could do with this week….poster contests, classroom door decorating contests, essay contests, special speakers or presentations. I had this crazy idea to have a band play with the catch phrase, “I tune out drugs.” It wasn’t a budget friendly option and didn’t really fit into the schedule with the other assemblies that were planned for the year already, but maybe it would work for you.
This year I’m planning on doing the slogan, “We pledge to keep our hands off drugs.” Instead of the child just writing their names on a piece of paper, they will sign it on a cut out of their hand or handprint.
I created a Red Ribbon Pinterest board with some helpful links, ideas and free printables. Hope this info helps somebody out there.
Be back Thursday with Week One of the One Room Challenge…