Our school is having a Diamond and Denim Silent Auction, dinner, and dance to raise money for a new playground. Teachers have been asked to donate something for the silent auction. I want to do something clever and fun, but I cannot think of ANYTHING. Other teachers are taking kids on nature hikes, local history field trips, or letting kids teach for one hour in their classes. Any ideas?
Our school has a silent auction every year. The teachers either donate their time and are auctioned off. Some ideas were bowling, laser tag, manicure/pedicure, hockey game, theatre and lunch, etc. For the past three years I have been auctioned for a theatre play and lunch.
Also, one year the classroom teachers decided to make something with their students. This was a huge $$$ maker. Some ideas were a garden wheelbarrow and have each childs hand prints connect upside down to make a caterpillars body. I added the facial features and flowers. The students thumb prints became lady bugs and bees. It turned out very cute. Another teacher used kind of the same idea for wooden lounge chairs. Lastly, a quilt made by the students.
Items that scrapbookers use- fun papers, stickers, scissors, photo corners, embellishments, empty scrapbook, ribbons, buttons, etc. Perhaps you have a mom in your room that is a scrapbooker that could head this up in your classroom.
Great ideas! For about 5 years now, a colleague and I have offered a hike on a Saturday, with deli sandwiches. Last year it was amazing what we got for that one!
I have had pizza making parties for a group. Some teachers do milk and cookies with a bedtime story at the kids' home. Others have had bowling parties, soap making afternoons etc.
A real easy one is to let a kid be teacher for a day. We often buddy up with another teacher or 2 and one of us goes out and gets a kid's meal from a fast food restaurant and they get to have lunch in the staff room. They help with transitions, lining up, giving spelling tests, and have often come in with an art activity to share with the class.
This year, I am going to make a few sets of canvas bags decorated by students for green shopping bags.
Our school has had a silent auction for over 7 years. Time with teacher is a great fundrasier since the cost is very low and the demand is very high. Lower grades (K-1) have always been successful with having the teacher come to your home and read a bedtime story and tuck them in. Easy to do if your teachers are cooperative. Of course we have also had fly a kite, bowling, Chuck E. Cheese, Color me Mine, teacher/ principal for a day. Good Luck with your auction
Our school does a huge auction every year and some of the hottest items are anything made by the kids. They do anything from a small wooden bench painted white with each of the children's thumb print and their name painted on it. They have done a flower pot and small child size rocking chair with finger prints turned into insects and flowers and other critters. The senior class always does a big plate.