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Happy New Year!
Instead of a New Year's Resolution, have you heard about picking one little word to capture your goals and hopes for 2018? You can check out this post about choosing a power word instead of a resolution. I think it's hard to pick just just one word! My family chose the word "gratitude" for our one little word. Today we created a gratitude jar that we will fill with slips of paper during the year with our grateful moments. I got the idea from a friend who filled a jar with all of her grateful moments throughout the year and then spent the last day of the year rereading all of her special memories. I'm thinking I personally also need a word like "present". Like most of you, I'm always thinking of the million things I need to do. I'm hoping to slow down in 2018 and try to be "present" in each moment. What would you pick for your one little word?
I hope 2018 is off to a fantastic start for you!
The Best Books of 2017
If you are looking for some new read alouds, check out these recommendations!
New Ideas for Literacy Instruction
I would highly recommend this post to all primary grade teachers. I think we all agree that literacy instruction should be differentiated, engaging, playful and joyful!