Monday, March 13, 2017

There are no bad kids

Principal ponderings...

I came across this image this weekend and it made me stop and think.  So now I am sharing it with you in the hope that I will get all of you to stop and think about this statement: 

There are no bad kids.  

Do you share that mindset?  If you think differently, can you stop and think about the impact of that statement?  And when thinking about this idea, how does that change your thought process when working through issues that come up throughout the day?  How does that mindset support or guide your interactions with each child?

The next time a child makes a bad choice, please stop and think about this statement: There are no bad kids.  They are simply trying to communicate their feelings and needs.  

How are we responding to them?

Currently reading:
I spent the weekend with family down on Cape Cod.  We visited a cute little book store in Brewster and of course I had to add to my collection!  Emerson enjoyed reading the picture book A Greyhound, A Groundhog.  We have a greyhound so she was convinced that the book was all about Tom, our greyhound.
The other picture book I purchased is called Antoinette.  This book is written by the same authors who created the book Gaston.   This book is about a dog discovering what her special talent is and how she uses her talent to help a friend. 
I was also excited to purchase a signed copy of Wolf Hollow.  I have heard great things about this book and am looking forward to diving into it. 

Events this week:
Tuesday - Nashua River Kindergarten presentation
Wednesday - Para meeting @ 9:00, Play Preview in the PAC @ 2:15, Staff meeting @ 3:30
Thursday - 2nd grade field trip to Peacock Players, Community Reader Day!
Friday - Community Reader Day!
Friday, Saturday and Sunday - FloRo students put on a production of Beauty and the Beast

Great things I noticed last week:

  • I caught some 1st graders working with Audra and doing some recording and creating using the iPads. 
  • Mrs. Clark's class was having fun filming their weather reports and using the green screen. 
  • I enjoyed popping in during some 2nd grade mini concerts in music class - lots of talented musicians! 
  • Family Literacy Night was so much fun!  Lots of families came and played literacy games, read books together in tents, wrote stories, and won books and even a Kindle!  Thanks to the PTA for supporting this event. And thanks to Grace and Holly for all of their hard to prepare for the event.
  • Apparently it was "bring your own sippy cup" to our leadership team meeting on Friday! :)

Check it out:
A short read to go along with my post this week:

Don't forget about our community kindness drive that the Student Council is organizing this week...

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