I hope you will link up to share a Peek at your Week. There are lots of great ideas here. Remember to grab my button and to share the highlights of your upcoming week, whether that be at home or at school.
On Monday night when I went down to Chicago to see my sister for dinner, my mom and I were in an accident. :((( Everyone is fine, but I will be without my car for at least a month. I'm just so thankful there were no injuries. However, this meant a day off of school on Tuesday so I could go to the doctor and handle all of the insurance calls. I hate being gone...especially if it is not a planned absence.
Moving on to my upcoming week....
I am excited to share that I am now teaching writing to all of the 4th graders at my school. My teammate Mickey is teaching math to my kiddos and Jamie is now teaching my Science/SS block. That leaves just reading and writing for me!
I am really looking forward to the opportunities that are coming our way this year. I feel that I can really dive deep into writing with all of these students because we will be sure to have dedicated writing time every day (so important!) and this opens up lots of collaboration opportunities.
I have a fun project planned to get us started...
Let me set the scene....We are beginning to have some problems with students not always making good choices -- be it with responsibility, not always being honest, being respectful toward others....
Enter.... the Kid President Pep Talk video.
We are going to watch this video again (maybe twice!) and then as a group we are going to define what AWESOME IS (hard work, greatness, fulfilling, a choice) and what it IS NOT (seeking peer approval, always fair, go with the flow, follow the crowd). Then we will write about being awesome and I hope to have some of the kiddos put together an iMovie of how they pledge to choose to be AWESOME.
So what about you? How will you choose to be AWESOME this week?