Sunday, May 21, 2017

Need a recharge?

Principal ponderings...
I know it's May.  We are all trying to multi-task our multiple lists and things to do.  The school year is quickly coming to an end and with the summer weather already might be running low on fuel?  I know my energy level for writing is running dangerously low.  So this week's post is simply going to be some videos and images to recharge you, fill up your tank, and keep you running strong over the next few weeks!
This kid in this video just makes me smile!  Absolutely amazing.

I think I have shared this one before, but it's such a moving video, I just had to share it again.  Love the message: change your words, change your world. 

This spoken word poem speech from Harvard last year is definitely one of my favorites.

A short inspirational video for teachers:

David Letterman's Top 10 Reasons Why I Became a Teacher:

Currently reading:
I may or may not have started stockpiling for my summer reading!  Here are two new (actually 'used' on Amazon) books that came in the mail this week:

Events this week:
**Aid for Epilepsy toy drive sponsored by the student council continues this week
Wednesday - Para luncheon in the staff room 1:30-2:30, 3rd grade chorus practice @ 2:25, 4th graders reciting the pledge at School Committee Meeting 7:00pm
Thursday - Think Kindness Assembly @ 9:30 in the PAC (4th graders will stay an extra

Great things I noticed last week:

  • I enjoyed watching Mrs. Wilkins' class perform the reader's theater performance where they re-wrote the story using their own ideas! 
  • Thanks to the PTA for funding the Eyes on Owls program that came to 2nd grade last week.  I loved listening in and learning next owl facts.  It's always amazing to see these amazing creatures up close! 
  • Friday afternoon, I went around hanging up signs throughout the school...get ready for our Think Kindness assembly this Thursday!  Be sure and talk it up with your students.  Get excited about one massive kindness challenge for our school!  

Check it out:
**Have a great environment or set up for writer's workshop?  Check out this link, they are looking for teachers to submit photos of their classrooms.  Your space could be included in a new book about writing workshop!

**Check out this summer conference:
It's the 2017 Conference on School Culture, Climate and Positive Behavior Support and this year the theme is Classroom Success with MTSS

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