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My New Years Resolution


Holy Cow! Can you believe it! Another year is about to be in the books....2016 was a lot of different things for me and the world in general. As always there were some bad and many good thing that happened in my life both personally and professionally! 

I tend to have MANY new years resolutions for different aspects in my life ranging from being healthy to managing my finances and overall working on daily happiness. This year I plan on adding my classroom into the mix.

This blog post won't have anything fancy to it...no give a ways or sparkly pictures just words that I want to get out on paper so I make sure that I make it a priority in the year to come. I hope it will help inspire you as well....ok here it goes. 

I want to have MORE FUN with my students! 

I'm not talking about making my lessons more fun or participating in field trips and community events. I am talking about every day fun, even if it is only for 10 minutes. I do not know about you, but whenever my kids earn some choice or unstructured time I head over to my desk and check e-mails, write notes to parents, or prep the next lessons activities. I basically multi task if you will.....well my resolution is to STOP! Sit down on the floor and do a puzzle with you students, break out the moon sand or other sensory materials and watch them discover something new. 

BE SILLY! LAUGH! BOND! SCHOOL DOES NOT HAVE TO BE WORK WORK WORK! 

I PROMISE the e-mails can wait, the parents would rather you bond and have their children LOVE the attention they get from their teachers, and the lessons will still happen if you hold off on setting up for 10 minutes. 

I really believe that sometimes we expect so much of our kids in the classroom. They have to behave in a perfect "Behavioral Therapist" approved way that I can sometimes forget they are 
8 YEARS OLD! 
They will still make progress on their goals and objectives they will still learn and it is okay to drop the dreamy pinterest perfect lesson you so badly want to accomplish. So I plan on making sure that every day for at least 10 minutes my students and I connect on a different level, past their IEP goals and objectives and have some FUN doing things that every 8 year old would like to do and dare I say it....STOP TAKING DATA! 

ENJOY THE MOMENT BECAUSE BEFORE YOU KNOW IT....YOUR STUDENTS WILL BE MOVING ON TO THE NEXT GRADE AND THE NEXT TEACHER.

MAKE THIS YEAR ONE THEY WILL REMEMBER AND LOVE! 

Trust me-----the e-mails will still be there, but you won't have these students next year! 

Happy New Year Everyone! Be Safe and see you in 2017! 

XOXO


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