Today I was excited to find a new linky that is exactly what I am trying this year. Maybe it is the old college cheerleader in me, but I am going to stay positive this year. There are so many things to be grateful for in life, I will not let the negative drag me down...got that? Even though I've only had the kids for 1.5 days last week, I am ready for a positive, meaningful, consistent year! Doesn't that sound refreshing? So I'm linking up with Sarah from Permanently Primary for:
I mean seriously, this button is just too cute NOT to link up with!
I have co-taught special education class with an amazing teacher friend for five years (I think) and for the past two years she has been push in. She always jokes around with me and calls me Positive Polly. It always makes me laugh and reminds me of the power of positivity. So...
editable pack of newsletters in my TpT store.
One of my goals this year is to make parent/home contact easy, consistent, and worthwhile. I couldn't believe how easy it was to type up some news, save it as a PDF, and email every one of my 47 student's parents! I am especially excited because I got a ton of excited emails from parents thanking me for opening the line of communication and also thanking me for helping their child adjust while have an amazing first few days at the new school. My goal is to put my newsletter out every Friday. I even included some pictures. I decided the best idea is not to use student faces in the pictures. Then I won't accidentally use the same child every week and I won't have to worry about not using pictures of other children.
Our school year is going to be fun. We have a new principal this year who has a ton of new ideas. We are going to have after school activities! I am teaching dance/cheerleading and we will even get to preform at the school PRIDE assemblies. I already have our music mixed and burnt to a CD and am ready to go. We have a bunch of fun school events coming up, the first one being a Reading Camp out! Doesn't that sound fun? Teachers are volunteering to read (in tents) to students during a BBQ and while the parents are in an in-service learning how to help with the CCSS implementation of reading at home. I think this sounds great and is involving everyone. Little things like this really make our school stand out, give the students a sense of pride for their school, open more communication between school/home, and get the students away from the TV at night. Anyone else do any fun events at their school? I'd love to know what other schools do for fun!
See, wasn't that therapeutic? By focusing on the positive I am ready for another great week. Did I mention we not only have Monday off, but also Thursday! :)!!!