Friday, August 26, 2011

Is your Courage on?

Today was my 2nd day with my students and I am happy to report they are amazing.  They have learned the routine quicky and we are off to a great start.  I always spent the first few days focusing on the routine in the classroom and I like to introduce my idea of courage.  In my manual Beyond Flipping Cards I introduce this idea of doing what's right when others are doing wrong.  Below you will find a write up from BFCs. 
Today was special becasue when I went to visit my good friend Mrs. Streby she introduced be to the best little book called Courage by Bernard Waber.  It is a very easy read with great examples of what courage is.  I have been reminding my class all day to focus on their courage and set goals for themselves.  Trying new things, practicing more, staying focused. 

If you have not read this is a must for any group of kiddos.  The message is simple, you need courage to be the best you can be:) Happy Weekend!