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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

A Lil' of This and A Lil' of That...

Well, I didn't mean to stay away so long.  I'm starting to feel the pressure of busy schedules and my summer is coming to an end! Boo!  I just came back from Capturing Kids Hearts conference in Saledo.  First, I have to say the place was beautiful!  Gorgeous! -The only thing that was missing was my family. :(                                
Me and Michelle







Yes, they even had animals out there.  They also had buffalo, an ostrich, and goats.  






It was truly an amazing conference and I am so thankful that I was picked to be apart of that experience.  The conference was very similar to the Love and Logic philosophy and empowering kids.  


"If you have a child's heart, you have his head." -Flip Flippen


I feel like, for the most part, I implement this philosophy in my classroom, but there are LOTS of things that can be changed and fixed. (always)  The presenter really made this philosophy relevant with our peers. WOW!! - That was a big eye opener!  Our presenter (who was AWESOME) said, "Giving affirmation is a leadership skill".  




"A leader is someone who sets aside a personal agenda and embraces a greater agenda of serving others." -Flip Flippen


I have LOTS and LOTS of goals and things I want to do within my classroom BUT I now have a goal to make my team a priority.  I want to make sure that we are lifting each other up and affirming each other because as you know...........it can get a little crazy hectic at school.  I want to decorate a cabinet in our workroom for each one of my team members and have a way to leave each other affirmation notes, ecards (love these things), or treats.  I have framed some quotes to place around the workroom.


Pics of workroom coming soon! (once I can get in the school ;)  I would love to hear what you do with your team members to help build a stronger team. 

Next, on my list of things that I want to share are my author's chairs.  Just some cheap Dollar General chairs and a little paint.  
Now, we have a special seat to share our writing!! 

And finally.......a little bit of school shopping.  No outfit is complete without the perfect bow.

No, seriously it's not a bird it's a bow.  haha (no, we didn't buy it-but we had a good laugh:)

Have a Terrific Tuesday, friends!!

Don't forget to leave me your thoughts and ideas of building up your teammates.  








4 comments:

  1. I'm thinkin' I may need that bow!! I love your author's chairs! This year, I will be implementing a Social Contract with my team. Maybe have it hanging on our door or bulletin board. I want to have a cute little basket with sticky notes and fun pens for affirmation notes. Target has some little buckets that I thought would be cute hanging up to put our affirmation notes in that we give each other. I need about one more month to get all my school stuff made and ready!! Yikes! One more day and it's August :(
    Michelle @ Smitten With First

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  2. We've done decorated envelopes so the notes are private. It's always fun when you get an affirmation from someone not on your team! Loved CKH

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  3. I like the quote "If you have a child's heart, you have his head." -Flip Flippen and I hope that this year I'll capture my student's hearts and that their minds will follow.

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  4. Sounds like it was an awesome conference! Don't forget, you'll be featured this Tuesday on my blog!
    Dana
    Fun in 1st Grade

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