Friday Feedback - 10/20/17

How time does fly...

Sometimes we need to slow down and reflect...

I mentioned the following quote on one of the first teacher days - "We gaze with admiration upon the glories of the setting sun, yet scarcely bestow a passing glance upon its noonday splendor" by Davy Crockett. I use this quote as a personal reminder from time to time, especially when I catch myself constantly looking forward. It is natural for humans to look forward to Friday, look forward to the weekend, look forward to breaks, holidays, the end of the year etc. However, as the days tick rapidly by we rarely stop ourselves to appreciate the "weekdays" of our lives (the noonday splendor).

For instance, I cannot believe that we are on the downhill side of another calendar year and 1/4 of the way through our school year already! Man did that time fly and I took an awful lot for granted in that time.

Here's my point and to me the point of the quote = when you catch yourself always looking forward, like I often do, take a deep breath and think about all that you are thankful for; the people and things in your life that make every day special should not be taken for granted yet we often do. After you reflect, think of ways to help instill some of that perspective in our work with students. Instilling perspective is crucial with this age group and is often over looked. Providing student perspective on time (how fast it goes), culture (being open minded and inclusive of differing perspectives), historical perspective (significance of important events and dates in history) is tremendously important to educating our youth.

Thanks for all you do!

What's Coming Up?

Thursday 10/26 - End of 1st Quarter

Friday 10/27 - 6th Grade Bluegrass Festival

Monday 10/30 - P/T Conferences

Thursday 11/2 - P/T Conferences

Friday 11/3 - No School

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