Promote Alpha Delta Kappa in Schools
Provide refreshments for the teachers' lounge.
Set up a display in a display case.
Have a salute to women in education.
Host a retired teachers' tea.
Host a new teachers' tea.
Send a special newsletter to all schools in the district.
Put notices (with goodies) in teachers' boxes.
Notify principals and superintendents of the Alpha Delta Kappa members in their schools.
Donate to a school scholarship.
Donate school supplies.
Teas, open houses, luncheons or banquets honoring administrators and supervisors, future teachers, retired educators and others.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month as well as Alpha Delta Kappa Month
Alabama Alpha Iota sisters wear pink ribbons.
Members wear their Alpha Delta Kappa badges each day during the month of October.
Alabama Alpha Iota sisters wear Alpha Delta Kappa shirts on a designated day in October.
Alabama S/P/N officers are honored at various Founders' Day teas and functions during the month of October.
Treats and Sayings
Make a little treat or token gift for your members or fellow teachers and give it with a saying attached. Make sure you give Alpha Delta Kappa credit. Here are some examples, but you are encouraged to be creative:
"We wish to give you a hand for your outstanding dedication and service to the teaching profession." (Take clear plastic disposable glove, put a candy corn in each finger, fill with popped popcorn and tie with a purple ribbon.)
"You're worth it!" ($100 Grand candy bars with this note attached)
"Alpha Delta Kappa - suits us to a tee" (attached to some golf tees)
"Alpha Delta Kappa helps smooth out the snags in life." (attached to some emery boards)
"Alpha Delta Kappa - Doubles our fun!" (attached to a stick of Doublemint gum)
"Many of us have a favorite book — one we could read over and over again. And in that book might be one chapter we keep going back to again and again. Life is like a book with many chapters, and Alpha Delta Kappa is that one chapter we like to keep going back to again and again." (attached to a bookmark)
Teacher's Survival Kit
Balloon: Remind yourself to influence others. If someone looks nice - tell them.
Patch: Patching up when problems arise.
Button: Rejoice in the differences of each child. Like others for what they are and what they can become.
Band-Aid: For wounded spirits and crushed feelings.
Q-tips: Clear out the ears and listen to others.
Cotton balls: These are for neighboring teachers when you talk too loudly.
Clothespin: To put on your know-it-all tongue. Always say less than you think.
Bean: To stimulate the growth of students.
Candy: Try to be a teacher of surprise. Make an effort to be a nicer teacher and person.
Aspirin: Use when all else fails.
Survival kit for teaching
Band-Aids - For bloody or invisible wounds or loud mouths.
Bobby pins - When you want to see their eyes or when the office has no paper clips.
Safety pin - When things are coming apart at the seams.
Aspirin - Need we say more!
Candy - Quick energy for that last, long half hour at the end of the day.