Happy New Year and Welcome Back! I hope you enjoyed a restful, relaxing break~! Of course it’s that time of the year when we make New Year’s Resolutions.
Have you heard about Jon Gordon’s “One Word” that gives meaning & focus to your life?Jon suggests coming up with one word instead of list of resolutions.
“A single word can be a powerful thing. It can be a ripple in the pond that changes everything. It can be sharp or biting or rich and soft and slow. A single word can be a catalyst for enriching your life!”
I challenge you to choose one word each January–a word to focus on, reflect upon as one goes about daily life. Can you identify a single word that sums up what you want for yourself in 2017? It can be something tangible or intangible…it could be a thought or a feeling or an emotion. The key is to find something that has personal meaning for you.
My word is PRIORITIES. This Stephen Covey quote below is a reminder for me to be sure that my priorities are part of my daily routine – to truly be present in each moment! At school, my priorities will be spending time in classrooms with students and teachers, ensuring high quality instruction engages our students daily! At home, it will be trying to power down from work and social media in order to give my attention to my family and children. It will also involve devoting time to my health and coursework as I embark on my next educational chapter! While I am a self-proclaimed “multi-tasker” I am genuinely going to try to be present in every moment I find myself in. Maybe its not about having balance in life; both our personal and professional lives are 24/7. It’s more about paying the right amount of attention to each one and recognizing that it’s going to be different every single day.
Now it’s your turn. What’s your word for 2017? What word can you choose that will provide focus for you?
Here’s our week at a glance:
Monday, January 9th
Welcome Back! See email in the Kennedy conference regarding our first day back and introducing the new learning spaces to our students!
Tuesday, January 10th
Faculty Meeting @ 2:50pm
RTI Committee Meeting @ 3:00pm
Wednesday, January 11th
EnVision 2.0 MATH Presentation by CF’s @ 1:50pm (Room 110, Grades K-3)
Thursday, January 12th
Think College Thursday
Friday, January 13th
PreK Screening Day
5 by Friday! Make 5 Positive Connections this week
(01/14) Happy Birthday Jen Fullone
(01/15) Happy Birthday Ami Freeman
(01/16) NO SCHOOL (MLK)
To Every Teacher Going Back To Work This Week by Jenna Wiley
Check out some ideas below to welcome students into 2017! (Click picture to take you to the resource):