So I have decided that this year, I am not going to make any resolutions for the new year. (Gasp!)
I have been reading the awesome book, One Word that Will Change Your Life by Jon Gordon. Instead of making resolutions, I am going to choose One Word to guide me and all I do this year.
I consider myself a fairly reflective person. I spend a lot of time thinking about my life and my choices and how I can make them better. But I don't always take the next step and do something about it. That's why I'm choosing the word, forward, to guide me this year. It can be my mantra in times of doubt, inaction, confusion and goal setting. When I don't know what to do, I can remember my word as it urges me to take action.
I have decided that I am also going to do a One Word Project with my 4th graders in writing class when we get back next week. I will ask them to each choose a word, write it creatively on a 9 x 14" paper, then write a brief paragraph about why they chose their word. We will hang them in the hallway as a reminder of the words we have chosen and to inspire others. (Pictures to come soon!)
I put together this video to show the students some words they could consider using.
To learn how others are choosing and using their one word, visit 4th Grade Frolics.