It's our 2nd week of school in Michigan. I'm exhausted, but excited about how the school year is starting off. Like my friend, Jennifer from Rowdy in First Grade, I'm trying to focus on the positive. Jennifer is hosting a Tell Me Something Good linky party.
Something Good From School:
I'm lovin' my class! We've been working on team building, starting the Daily 5 and listening. One of my favorite books about listening is Listen Buddy by Helen Lester. My students always love this story about the importance of being a good listener.
Last week, we made an anchor chart about being a good listener after reading Listen Buddy. We review the anchor chart each morning before our morning meeting.
Something Good From Home:
We have AMAZING teachers! Our own kids have fabulous teachers again this year! Our children (4th grade and 1st grade) are so happy about the school year. They jump out of bed excited, motivated and ready to go to school to learn each day. I'm sure the "jumping out of bed" part will wear off in a few weeks, but I am super grateful for now. We know that having amazing teachers is a gift and we feel truly blessed (again this year)!
Back to bed? Or back to work? I should probably choose back to bed, so I can be productive at work tomorrow.