July 24, 2011
New Years Resolutions... Say WHAT?
Clutter Free Classroom is hosting a New Year Resolution Linky Party and I just simply couldn't resist.
My new year resolutions are short and sweet...just the way I like them!
1) Inspire and Be Inspired
This year, I am so excited to be part of the party goin' down in the blog world. I can not wait to use the amazing resources that so many of these fantastic blogs have to offer. Not only will this wealth of creativity inspire powerful instruction, it will also inspire students to achieve! My hope is that I too, can be of inspiration to other teachers, parents, and the best second graders of all!
2) Keep Calm and Teach On
Whew...this will be a toughy! : ) Why is it that my high level of energy is always mistaken for being stressed!?! I typically tend to be a pretty calm person who only has 5,000 things going on at one time! Hey...don't we all??? This year, it is my goal to simply do as the saying says..."Keep Calm and Teach On" remembering that my job is to pour into the lives of second graders each day by making learning exciting and fun!
3) Never Forget the Reason Behind the "Madness"
Education is constantly changing and I have heard so many educators who are infuriated with new policies, laws, standards, future plans and dare I say it...budgets! I know these things can get everyone a little frustrated and down at times, BUT...I hope to approach my classroom each day remembering WHO I am there for and my purpose behind doing what I love!
So, if anybody has already caught the new year "butterflies" head on over and be inspired by some fabulous educators and their new year resolutions! And...a little something for the road that I thought was too funny but SO true!!! Let's hear it for a new year!!!