we decide who we will be
by the actions we take.”
Inevitably, this time of year brings about thoughts of reflection, resolutions and resolve. I like that Jan 1st falls roughly in the middle of the school year. It gives us all a chance to think about the progress we’ve made, and where we’re headed before June.
When we return from vacation, your students will have quite the task in front of them. I will be asking them to monitor the goals they set this week in class.
Because many New Year’s resolutions are long forgotten come February, we use this assignment to break bigger goals into smaller, more manageable chunks.
Take some time to talk with your son or daughter about the importance of setting goals. Go over the goals they wrote on paper and see what you can do to support them. Because the idea of goal setting (and more importantly, the follow-through) is pretty abstract for kids, any support and guidance you provide would help.
If there is anything your student needs from me here at school, be sure to let me know, I’d love to help as well!
Enjoy the change of pace during vacation, and I look forward to seeing everyone again in the New Year!!
This Friday is Camp Read A Lot. Students are welcome to bring a blanket, pillow, flashlight, one stuffed animal and a favorite book. Wear PJ’s! We will be reading, but also working with the theme of snow as we learn about Snowflake Bentley. Donations of cheap white paper plates, blue & white pony beads and white pipe cleaners are welcome. Also, my stapler has gone AWOL, we could use a couple for the day… (or forever!) Thank you!!