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 this 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 2018? 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. Donna, Stephanie and I look forward to re-connecting with you all, hearing all about your Winter Breaks, and reflecting at our faculty meeting on Tuesday afternoon! Be prepared with your “ONE WORD”.
Here’s our week at a glance:
Monday, January 8th
School Resumes! Welcome Back!
*Welcome Back to Amanda (Peterson) Quinlan, Annie Weinthaler and Michelle Sosa, who return from maternity leave!
*Please give a warm Kennedy welcome to Anne Planek, who will be taking over in Michelle Howlett’s 2nd grade classroom! We wish Michelle the best of luck as she transitions over as the Principal of Washington School for Tiffany Leiva’s maternity leave. Michelle will begin her transition towards the end of this week.
*Brittany Biedermann will be taking over as the SPED resource teacher, and Michelle Morgan will be returning to the Reading Room!
*If you haven’t met Maureen Doran yet, please be sure to say hello! She will be the Music Teacher, while Kaitlin Teater is on maternity leave!
Reading Room Plan with 1st Grade @ 2:35pm
Tuesday, January 9th
Faculty Meeting @ 2:50pm (Presentation Space)
Wednesday, January 10th
Common Plan Time
Thursday, January 11th
Friday, January 12th
5 by Friday! Keep those positive connections with families going!
(01/14) Happy Birthday Jen Fullone
Blog Posts Worth Reading:
The Risks in What We Don’t Do by George Couros
Are you up for a Teacher Bucket List Challenge? Click here for the PDF:
or perhaps use this Happiness Calendar that offers daily suggested actions to help you be happier and bring more happiness to others!