Mar 22, 2015

Presenting At Leader In Me Symposium In Columbus, Ohio, Ron Clark, and Teddy Bear Picnic

This week is going to be a cuh-razy week!  Grade cards go home on Wednesday, so you all know what that means I have been doing this weekend.  However, when you begin with the end in mind, you get it done.  I told myself I could NOT leave the house yesterday until it was done!  I love having fun on Saturday's, so I got busy and got grade cards off of my TO DO LIST!!
Sunday's Begin With The End In Mind is to finalize our presentation for How To Embed Literature With The Seven Habits.  We have all projects collected and done, we just need to wrap up slides by taking pictures. We will post some of our fun projects this week for you!!
We present on Wednesday and are so excited.  Once we are finished we get to watch RON CLARK!!!  He came to our district a couple of years ago for to kick off the school year for teachers and let's just say he was AWESOME!!
After our presentation, we will travel back home and go back to school on Thursday.  Thursday night we have some spring conferences and then we have an Leader In Me Open House for parents where the kids can bring their families back to school for activities on The 7 Habits.  Once Thursday is over, Friday is our last day before spring break so we are having a teddy bear picnic at school.  We will do fun bear activities the entire day!!  Thank goodness I have awesome parents in my classroom because I am sending a note home on Monday for them to donate items and give them some PINTEREST ideas that they can go cuh-razy on and bring in on Friday.  I think I will be ready for our spring break vacation by the weekend!! 
This is an example of one of the ways we embed literature and the 7 Habits in our classroom.  We read Squirrel's New Year's Resolution by Pat Miller.  We discussed the habit Begin With The End In Mind.  Next we discussed our steps that had to take to reach this goal by the end of January.  Our district uses 6 Traits for our writing "program", so using vivid descriptive words in how you get a 4 on the writing rubric under word choice.   


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