Sunday’s Thoughts

April 8, 2018

I hope your break has been filled with lots of rest, joy, and rejuvenation! We are nearing the end of our time with the students in our care for this school year. This week away from school has given me the fuel I need to work hard and finish strong. I pray you feel the same. Let’s get to the work before us! Love you all!
We have 43 school days left in the 2017-2018 school year. Let’s be purposeful, compassionate, energetic, present, and patient as we move closer to the end of our school year. It is always helpful to reflect on what we can do to make our days with our students the best they can be.

1. Smile and greet each student every day.

2. Avoid the use of sarcasm.

3. Reteach behavioral expectations if needed.

4. Forgive students when they mess up.

5. If you notice a student is unhappy, ask questions.

6. Keep snacks in your drawer in case a student really needs something to eat.

7. Give lots of praise and feedback to your students.

8. Refrain from sitting at your desk while students are in the room.

9. Pay close attention to your students at recess. Look for students who are alone.

10. Try the “2 x 10” strategy for the students you don’t know much about or for those with whom you have trouble making a connection. Spend 2 minutes a day for 10 days having a relationship-building conversation. Talk about life outside of school, dreams, likes, and dislikes.

Enjoy the rest of your day. I will see you in the morning!