As we await news of what our school year will look like, many people have weighed in on the great debate about how to best keep kids mentally and physically safe.
I don’t know what the answer is.
What I do know is that when we do get to go back to our daily grind outside of the home, in my house, there is one population that will suffer the greatest: our already spoiled pups that are now on a new level of rotten!
I finally finished my bulletin board! Before break, I made a mindful and executive decision (don’t tell my admin) to finish my registrations and tie up loose ends instead of finishing my 6th grade hall bulletin board. I did, however, involve STEM in my procrastination nation, as you can see below:
Feel free to use this technology-infused intervention. I think it’s genius.
I actually love making bulletin boards. It’s a total excuse to get artsy and craftsy in the middle of a long week. Mindfulness, my dears can be productive (so are my lunches with peers where we have closed-door gossip sessions conversations about the goings ons of the day, but sometimes more is needed). So, I have been wanting to use a really cool Kindness Game idea that I found at the trusty Edutopia. I love how it gives simple ideas of how to be a good citizen, no matter where you are. Always in the field of assessing the health of the school environment, it is also a perfect way to remind students (and staff!) that we can work together to help each other and be happier throughout the day. So the finished product is…dun dun dun dun dldldldldldldld (that’s a drum roll, much more difficult to write than I thought)…
Ain’t she pretty! I laminated just about everything so I can wipe away middle-year germs and save it for later. I tweeted it (@steffschoolcoun) to Edutopia and they actually tweeted back! I geeked out.
Just as an update from my short break post, here is a view from my loom on one of the last a lazy and lovely days:
And here is one more of that cute pup, who was making us pay for leaving her behind when we traveled to see family in Ohio: