Today was the first day back at school with students after the Christmas Holiday break and I introduced the concept of one word for the year to my students. Tomorrow, they will have to write in their journal what their one word is and why. It will be interesting to see what they come up with and their reasoning behind choosing their word of the year. I will have them periodically check back in - through their writing about once a month.- to see how they are doing with their word. They won't have a quilt wall-hanging in their face to remind them of their word, which is why I will have them write in their journal about how they are progressing in their year. I have never done this before, but since my word is "better", maybe this will help me make (mold) them into better students, people and family and community members.
Of course, being the first day back (actually the second, I had to be at work yesterday, too, just no students yesterday) I stayed up too late last night and hit the snooze a few times this morning. I will have to work my way back into the routine of going to bed earlier and getting up earlier again. I allowed myself to get out of it during our two weeks off. (by Saturday and Sunday I was way off my schedule. I went to bed Sunday morning at 3!! That is summertime schedule!) In this instance, every time I do this, it is usually on Thursday that I have the absolutely hardest time getting up and moving. We will see if that holds true this time, too. Okay, as I look at the clock on the computer, I see that I am already late getting in bed tonight. (10:42) And I still need to move the wash to the dryer, kennel the dogs and find some more water! (that is in the garage - so a cold trip out there for me! - for those of you not in Odessa, Texas - our water is horrible! I only drink bottled water - I refill my gallon jugs with RO - reverse osmosis - water and I keep my full jugs in the garage. Since I ran out this morning filling up my quart drinking bottle, I forgot to bring one in when I got home from school) So, since I still need to get some stuff done tonight, I will sign off for now. Hey, two blogs this week. Doing Better!