Every year Red Ribbon Week takes place October 23 to October 31. National Family Partnership has a number of new resources on their site this year. Laura from The Paws-itive School Counselor and Carla from The DIY Counselor share how they are recognizing the week at their schools. What are you doing this year?
School Wide Activities
We engage in school wide activities such as a wear red day. We also host a poster contest for students and encourage teachers to read a book about healthy choices with their classes. I giveaway bracelets, stickers, and bookmarks to students and teachers that participate in the activities.
Our school has a variety of ways that we have celebrated Red Ribbon Week. Using the National Theme, we develop daily activities like dress up competitions, morning announcements, a week long trivia contest, and guest speakers. We have giveaways and prizes for winners in the dress up and trivia contest. The October classroom lessons are geared to decision making and drug and alcohol awareness.
Natural High is a great resource for curriculum and activities to address this topic.
What are you doing this year? Share in the comments below.