Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Starting 2016 Off Right!

As we enter into 2016, resolutions are on everyone's mind. Unfortunately, too many times these resolutions only last a few weeks and then we go back to our old routines. This year, I wanted to ensure that the students had time to think about their own resolutions and learn ways to stick to them. To make their resolution, students reflected on goals that they had made earlier in the year, and adjusted their goals to meet their current needs.

After looking back at our goals that we made at the beginning of the year, we decided some still pertained to our progress while some needed an adjustment. Using this information, each student created an academic and behavior goal that will help them grow during the second semester. We will continue checking in on these goals to ensure that we are sticking to them.



In addition to making goals to begin 2016, the students participated in Classbuilding and Teambuilding activities to help reconnect with their classmates and re-establish our positive classroom environment. Students spent time sharing about their break and getting to know their new teammates.

Classbuilder- Sharing about
things we did over break.
Creating a team cheer 
Teambuilder- Getting to know
our new teammates

By starting off the New Year on the right foot, students are rejuvenated and feel focused for the second half of the year. I’m looking forward to watching my third graders continue to grow and mature.

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