February 8, 2016
Quote of the Week
Well on Sunday morning, I got into a 30 minute lesson on the worth of tickets because he no longer liked the value of things. He was wanting items to be worth less. As Eric slept, I debated with my seven year old, teaching him how the system worked. After telling me that I just didn't get it, he finally got that was the way it was and probably just gave up. I thought, incorrectly, that I had successfully taught him and got the point across.
Then comes Monday morning as I am leaving for school, I heard him begin the same discussion with Eric. As I gleefully skipped out of the house, I wished him good luck.
The point of this story....learning is messy, complicated, time-consuming, and certainly other adjectives. If we can learn to embrace this mess, I think it can even be fun. I have heard a stat that says that it takes learning something seven times for it to stick. Remember that as your kids seems not to be grasping something. It just takes lots of mucky repetition. And sometimes, hearing it another way....as I picked up Atticus from latchkey Monday evening, he informed me that he has it straight now. Apparently, he and Dad figured out how much each ticket is worth monetarily. We are good to go.
New and Notes
Mid-Quarters: Go home Friday, 2/12. Please have into my mailbox in front office by 8:30 2/11.
Buddy Day: Coming up on 2/29. Anybody have a good idea for a theme? Looking for ideas.
Winter Warm-Up: Staff luncheon on 2/29...soup and sandwiches. Look for sign-up sheet coming soon.
PD on the Couch
Classrooms Around the World: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2015/11/13/how-classrooms-look-around-the-world-in-15-amazing-photographs/?utm_content=buffer1ec69&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer
Behavior Management Tips (I really need to work on #10.): http://ministry-to-children.com/classroom-management-tricks/